In the Sutter Health network, our success is determined by your outcome. We are particularly proud of our patient outcomes in some of our sickest populations—those requiring an organ or stem cell transplant. Our dedicated transplant teams guide you and your family through every step of the process, from preparation to recovery.
The Sutter Health network offers heart transplant at two comprehensive transplant centers, Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, that have performed these surgeries with success for the nearly 40 years.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, received a #1 rating in California from CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings in 2015. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is certified by both the UNOS Heart Transplant program and the Joint Commission Ventricular Assist Device program.
At cancer centers in the Sutter Health network, doctors treat different forms of cancer (primarily leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma), as well as autoimmune and congenital blood disorders with stem cell transplants, which are sometimes called bone marrow transplants. A stem cell transplant often follows high-dose chemotherapy to restore normal blood cell production.
Stem cell transplant is a serious undertaking, requiring a hospital stay of two to four weeks in a special blood and marrow transplant unit to prevent infection. Your overall health, age and underlying medical condition are the key determinants of your outcome.
From the moment you enter our program, you'll receive comprehensive services that begin with evaluation and diagnostic testing and include life-sustaining treatments, therapies or monitoring services. We offer education and support services for you and your family members, 24 hour a day.