Posts Tagged "Sacramento"

Cord Blood Stem Cell Study Shows Promise for Autism

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 in Quality, Research, Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A first-of-its-kind double-blinded, crossover study of children with autism who were treated with their own cord blood showed the treatment to be safe and suggests improvement in socialization.

Michael Chez, M.D., of Sutter Neuroscience Institute.

The study, which was published Feb. 6 in the medical journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, involved 30 children and was conducted by Michael Chez, M.D., the primary investigator who designed the study that was carried out through the Sutter Neuroscience Institute of Sacramento and the Sutter Institute for Medical Research, with research grant funding by Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®). It was the first randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial performed in the United States to assess the feasibility of treating autistic children by using their own newborn cord blood harvested from their banked umbilical cord. The study can be viewed here.

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Sutter Health Welcomes First Babies of the Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—What better symbol for new beginnings in the new year than new life? Teams from across Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network helped deliver babies throughout Northern California within the first few hours of 2018. Here are a few who made their New Year’s Day debut!

The Pulgar family at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Labor and Delivery team welcomed the first baby of 2018 in Sacramento. Baby Ignacio, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches long, joined the Pulgar family on Jan. 1 at 12:15 a.m. Read More

Sutter Health Opens Walk-In Care Clinic in Citrus Heights

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Expanding Access, Quality

Latest Sutter Health location offers same-day, convenient care for non-urgent issues

Citrus Heights, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Sutter Health opened their newest Walk-In Care clinic in Citrus Heights today, expanding their capability to offer quick, convenient care for everyday illnesses and health needs in easily-accessible, stand-alone storefronts. The newest clinic is a service of Sutter Medical Foundation and is located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd.

“Consumers are actively seeking quick and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “Many people need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and we’re innovating to make care even more convenient – all while maintaining the personal level of support people have come to expect from our pioneering team.”

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California Health Care Foundation Invests in Quartet to Expand Care Coordination in California

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Expanding Access, Quality

Investment supports the new Sutter Health and Quartet collaboration to support patients


SACRAMENTO, Calif. and NEW YORK–The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) today announced a $700,000 investment in Quartet to enable expanded care access for area patients with chronic physical and mental health issues. Additionally, this investment will enhance the recently commenced relationship between Quartet and Sutter Health, a leading nonprofit health care system in Northern California, by bolstering the rollout of Quartet’s digital care coordination platform to Sutter’s patients in the Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members.

“Quartet is helping coordinate mental health care needs for Sutter Medical Group’s 300,000 primary care patients in the greater Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members,” said John Boyd, Sutter Health CEO for Mental Health Services and chair of California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. “This invaluable investment from CHCF adds momentum to our movement where we treat the body and mind in tandem, creating healthier, fuller lives for those in our communities.” Read More

HomeCare Elite Ranking for Five Sutter Sites

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in Quality

Sutter Care at Home, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, announced that five of its home health sites have been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The five Top Agency Sutter Care at Home sites are Novato, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas and Santa Cruz.


The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center. Read More