Posts Tagged "Oakland"

State of Sutter: A Look Back at 2014

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Transformation

A look back at some of Sutter Health’s key milestones in 2014.

Quality Achievement – Our commitment to quality and service means patients receive the excellent medical care they deserve, leading to better treatment results and a better quality of life. Our network received numerous awards for health care quality in 2014.

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Sutter Health Donates $255,000 to Help Feed Those in Need This Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Six-year tally exceeds $1.4 million, aiding countless individuals and families

Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 29 food banks across Northern California and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health system enables local food banks to serve more than 1 million nutritious meals to those in need this winter.

“A nutritious diet plays an important role in improving overall health and wellness and can even help protect against diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “We’re partnering with our food bank neighbors to help families stay healthy—and well nourished.”

On average, every dollar donated to food banks translates to more than four meals served. Over the past six years, our donations to community food banks total more than $1.4 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Expanding Access, Transformation

Collage with three images: exterior building, family looking out window and patient roomThis weekend, Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will open its new Merritt Pavilion to patients.

The Merritt Pavilion, located in Oakland, includes 238 private patient rooms designed with the healing and comfort of patients and their families in mind. The spacious rooms include large showers, recliners or sofa beds and a flat-panel TV entertainment system that offers on-demand movies, music and health-related programs. Rooms are accessible for our patients with disabilities and equipped with overhead patient lifts for the safety and comfort of patients and staff.

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Sutter Health Invests $11.5 Million in Patient Safety Equipment

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Quality

Overhead patient lifts improve employee and patient safety and clinical quality

Today, not-for-profit Sutter Health announces an $11.5 million commitment to install overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers across its Northern California network. Three years ago, the network invested an initial $11.5 million to install overhead lifts at 21 affiliate sites.

Overhead patient lifts make repositioning and moving patients easier, safer and less strenuous for caregivers. Initial outcomes from Sutter-affiliated hospitals with overhead lifts show that employee injuries from lifting and repositioning patients have dropped by more than 50 percent since 2011. The not-for-profit network anticipates even better outcomes as it installs additional lifts and employees become more familiar with using them.

You can also view this video on our Sutter Health YouTube channel.

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Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Wellness

Couple on bikesOne in every three adults lives with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), but many don’t know it. Often called the silent killer because it has no symptoms, if left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart diseasestroke, kidney failure, permanent disability from stroke and even death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) hypertension is the number one killer of all people worldwide. While high blood pressure can affect anyone it’s more common in African American adults than in Caucasian or Hispanic American adults.

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