A baby born in one U.S. rural community is 15 percent more likely to die during childbirth than a baby born in an urban community. Can a Health Equity Index tool help healthcare systems better meet the needs of patients?
The Integrated Healthcare Association has recognized seven Sutter Medical Network organizations for reaching a high level of quality care for Medicare Advantage patients.
“Tiny Victories of Life” beads track critically ill and premature infants’ medical journeys.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease can be prevented with vaccination and appropriate screening. Read how researchers in our network are discovering new ways to prevent and treat cervical cancer.
Sutter has worked hard to ensure hospitals in its network have among the lowest C-section rates in California. Read about a recent recognition of our efforts.
Joint Commission Awards Highest Certification for Second Time NOVATO, Calif. — The Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program at Novato Community Hospital (NCH), a member of the Sutter Health not-for-profit integrated network of care, recently earned the Joint Commission’s Advanced re-certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. This is the second time the …
How blood, urine and gene mutations may unlock secrets to lung cancer treatment options.
More than 600 types of drugs exist to treat cancer. A new tool will help doctors supercharge their searches for the ones that will work best for their patients.
Quelling the storms of seizures in people with epilepsy: Part 2 of a series highlighting Sutter epilepsy research
Epilepsy—a neurological disorder caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain—impacts almost 3.4 million nationwide. Despite advances in epilepsy treatment, approximately one-third of adults with the illness experience recurrent seizures. Read more to learn how Sutter researchers are uncovering new clues about how epilepsy develops and how it can be treated more effectively. Stimulating the …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When Mick Doughty, 68, was put on the heart transplant list in the 1990s, Sutter pioneering heart surgeon Paul Kelly, M.D., said a new heart would extend Mick’s life by 10 years … 20 years at the most. “I told him, ‘Oh, I’ve got to beat that.’” Doughty says with a smile. …