Convenient Access to Care
High-tech imaging puts patient safety first
A hybrid operating room equipped with advanced technologies that enhance patient safety opened in 2012 at Sutter-affiliated Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Imaging systems in the operating suite, a first for the Central Valley, provide quick, detailed information to ensure shorter, more accurate treatments. Patients receive substantially less X-ray exposure than is typical with traditional imaging devices.
New hospital part of larger pledge to widen access to care
The opening of the new Eden Medical Center was a 2012 milestone in our $4.5 billion hospital-construction program and commitment to improving health care access across Northern California. The 130-bed Eden facility features many advanced technologies and services, including six surgery suites, 34 dialysis-support patient rooms and two specialized surgical rooms with high-resolution imaging for vascular, neurological and spinal surgeries.
Hospital construction on track to help expand services
Sutter Health continued investing in new facilities and lifesaving technology throughout Northern California in 2012. Nearly $2 billion in major earthquake safety-related hospital replacements and renovations, along with new physician clinic construction projects, were under way in Santa Rosa, Oakland, Sacramento and Castro Valley. Sutter Health expects to invest in additional hospital projects in San Francisco after securing approvals.
After more than a decade of planning, designing and constructing, the new Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley opened Dec. 1, 2012.
Progress continued on the new patient care pavilion and parking structure at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. The Patient Care Pavilion will open in 2014.
Construction continued on Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa's new $284 million state-of-the-art medical campus, opening in 2014.
Construction continued in 2012 on the 242-bed Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center and the renovation of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Website encourages active doctor-patient communication
By the end of 2012, more than 760,000 patients within our network had quick, convenient access to their care providers through My Health Online. The personalized online tool gives patients a secure way to schedule appointments, renew prescriptions, view some lab results and exchange emails with their doctors. They also can make co-payments, check insurance and billing information, read health articles and receive reminders of key medical tests and screenings.
Emergency services expanded in foothills communities
Patients in Amador County benefited from our ongoing commitment to health care access with the 2012 expansion of Sutter Amador Hospital. Added to the hospital's emergency department were two new major-treatment rooms, eight treatment rooms and three triage-treatment rooms.
Teamwork opens door to specialized children's services
Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center partnered with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital to make highly specialized hospital care more readily available to Northern California children. Medical teams from both hospitals work side by side in treating complex pediatric cases.