The investment by Sutter Health’s East Bay philanthropic foundation brings a new linear accelerator to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley.Read More about $5 Million Gift Provides Faster, Safer Radiation Treatment
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Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California. This year our annual report focuses on our:
“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”
The investment by Sutter Health’s East Bay philanthropic foundation brings a TrueBeam STx linear accelerator to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. The machine delivers radiation to eliminate tumors with improved accuracy and safety. Read More about $5 Million Gift Provides Faster, Safer Radiation Treatment
Students came to Sutter Delta two or three times a week to learn about careers and to shadow their mentors and other staff members.
Kitt Kelly gave students an in-depth look at our growing Oncology service line.
Dean Javier showed the roles and opportunities in the physical therapy service line.
Betsy Buselli, NP, showed students the importance of serving our community in our busy Community Clinic.
Brion Pearson, M.D, gave students an inside look at his administrative and clinical roles at the medical center.
Thanks also to staff in Radiology, Dietary, Human Resources, Lab, Respiratory, Medical Staff, Administration and, Professional and Social Services. Each department made time to talk to the students.
We are excited to announce 10 of our student interns were accepted into colleges this fall.
-submitted by Roxana Ojeda, city of Pittsburg and event organizer
The event was a great success because organizations such as yours spent the day with us. We could not have made it without your help. See you again next year!
Members of the team provided blood pressure testing, pulmonary function screening and demonstrated mobility exercises for seniors. Also, Advance Directives and POLST forms were distributed and discussed by the group.The event was well attended and included booths from local vendors related to all aspects of senior care. Thanks to: Kate Scrivano and Anna Balsley who provided blood pressure screenings and to Kathy Rumel, who discussed Advanced Health Care Directives and POLST Education. Also, Darci Bowen gave lung function testing and Dean Javier led an exercise class. Ellen Carroll was the greeter and gave out the pill boxes and medication records.
Assemblyman Jim Frazier came by to thank us for participating and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s representative presented Sutter Delta with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.
The first week of June is National Wound Care Awareness Week. (Statistics provided by Healogics®)
Specialized wound care means trained clinical staff use advanced care techniques and technology — over a sustained period — until wounds that would not heal on their own are healed.
If you have a patient with a wound that has not begun to heal within four weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks, they may benefit from the proven, best-practice methodologies at the Advanced Wound Care Center at Sutter Delta.
Indications for wound therapy include diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds and other chronic, non-healing wounds.
Up to 18 percent of wound care patients may require the hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments provided by our center’s physicians, who are trained in hyperbaric medicine, and our highly trained clinical hyperbaric technician and staff.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps the body’s oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms to function more efficiently.
Enclosed in a chamber at greater-than- normal atmospheric pressure, patients breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma and allowing it to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Click here to learn more about Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
In conventional endoscopy, the gastroenterologist can only view the innermost lining of the digestive tract. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows a doctor to get very close to the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and gallbladder and look beyond the inner layers. Read More about Ask An Expert About Endoscopic Ultrasound