When Dr. Susan Adham was a little girl growing up in Sunnyvale, she fondly remembered going to the library and reading book after book with her father. So when the Antioch and Brentwood pediatrician learned about a non-profit program called Reach Out and Read that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read to their children, she jumped at the chance to replicate the program.
By their very nature hospitals are energy-intensive facilities. Read how one hospital sought to change that.
Hospitals consume more energy per square foot than any other type of commercial building outside of the food and beverage industry. It’s easy to see why: hospitals operate around the clock, using complex medical equipment that is critical to patient care.
“What most people forget is that we also refrigerate and sterilize supplies, maintain a full cafeteria and patient food service and run computers night and day,” said Tim Bouslog, Facilities and Guest Services Director for Sutter Delta Medical Center. “With these demands it’s understandable that the utilities – gas, electric and water – add up.” Read more... about Sutter Delta Medical Center Has the Energy to Care
For many, fulfillment comes with retirement. Having worked tirelessly for many years and finally being able to enjoy the benefits of your life’s work, retirement is something many people look forward to and enjoy.
But for others, such as John Moriana, John Myers, and David Greenlaw, fulfillment instead comes with the opportunity of being able to help others in their community, by way of volunteering at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch.
Patients will soon have more medical staff close to home.
In 2015 Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) served 33,000 patients who call east Contra Costa County home. In 2016 that number grew by 10 percent and this year it is on track to grow by another 10 percent. Accommodating such growth is at the heart of a $6.5 million dollar gift awarded to SEBMF by the generous donors to Better Health East Bay – a Sutter Health philanthropic foundation supporting Sutter’s East Bay network of doctors and hospitals.
Sutter Delta Labor and Delivery nurse Amy Aris never expected to retire and end her 42-year nursing career this way.
Twenty-seven years ago, she and Dr. Scott Wada helped deliver the daughter of their colleague, Sutter Delta lead phlebotomist Laura Foster. That baby, named Kayla, grew up, graduated college and got married, and chose to start a family herself.
Perhaps you can guess what comes next. Kayla, now all grown up, decided to have her baby delivered at Sutter Delta, where her mom had had her children and still worked, 39 years later. But wouldn’t you know it – the team that was there when Kayla was ready to give birth was none other than . . . Dr. Wada and Amy Aris. They delivered a healthy baby girl, named Madison Evelyn.
Sutter Delta Medical Center has earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California, today recognized six physician organizations connected to Sutter Health as leaders in medical care quality.
Nearly 200 physician groups, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 10 million patients, participate in the IHA statewide Pay for Performance (P4P) program. In addition to celebrating top performers, IHA honored physician organizations that demonstrated the most quality improvement from 2011 to 2012. Sutter Medical Network members honored include:
Sacramento/Central Valley Region
- Top Performer and Most Improved – Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties
- Top Performer – Sutter Medical Foundation – Sutter Medical Group, serving Sacramento, El Dorado, Solano, Yuba, Placer and Nevada counties, affiliated with the Sutter Medical Foundation
San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area
- Top Performer – Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Mills-Peninsula Division / Mills-Peninsula Medical Group, serving San Mateo county
- Top Performer – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Alameda counties
- Top Performer – Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties
- Top Performer – Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation – Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, serving Sonoma and Lake counties
“We’ve been focused for several years on transforming how we deliver medical care; integrating doctors and hospitals and proactively managing the unique health needs of patients, not just when they need medical attention but before they get sick,” said Jeff Burnich, M.D. senior vice president and executive officer for the Sutter Medical Network. “IHA’s P4P awards help us evaluate and recognize our progress on this long-term goal.”