Sutter Delta Oncology Symposium & Resource Fair

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

3647_SDMC_CANC_Event_Flyer_20140725Saturday, Oct. 11, Sutter Delta will be hosting our first community Oncology Symposium & Resource Fair.

There are 15 physicians planning to provide presentations during the event. They will be divided into three separate panels and will be available for a question and answer session as well.

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is downright frightening, and it impacts whole household. This event will help provide answers.

Here are some common questions we hope to help answer:

  • “Will a mastectomy completely reduce my chance of getting breast cancer?”
  • “How can I have prostate cancer and have no symptoms?”
  • “Why do I need colonoscopy, I am fifty and healthy ”
  • “Why did my chest X-ray miss my lung cancer?”
  • “Doesn’t all chemotherapy cause people to become really sick? Do I have to quit my job? ”
  • “Why did my mammogram miss my breast cancer?”
  • “My mother does not want to talk about my breast cancer?”
  • “Aren’t I too young to develop lung cancer?”
  • “Isn’t breast cancer inherited on the mother’s side only?  Should I get genetic testing? ”
  • “Will a biopsy of my cancer spread the cancer through my body?  That is what happened to my friend! ”
  • “Should I get screened for prostate cancer?”

Here is the panel of physician experts expected to present:

  • Nicola Ally, M.D.
  • Jonathan Chin, M.D.
  • Saurin Shah, M.D.
  • Margaret Seaver, M.D.
  • Kenneth Chao, M.D.
  • Kasara Karamlou, M.D.
  • Jewel Johl, M.D.
  • Bimal Patel, M.D.
  • Hsien-Wen Hsu, M.D.
  • Bobby Glickman, M.D.
  • Wilson Tong, M.D.
  • Guatam Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Mary Cardoza, M.D.
  • Phillip Polido, M.D.
  • Om Rawal, M.D.

We will also have more information about:

  • Advance Directive
  • Health Insurance
  • Breast Cancer Screening Program
  • Mammogram Myth Buster

If you would like to learn more, you can email Kitt Kelly, oncology resource nurse, at

Brown Is The New Green

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

Water is vital to caring for patients, maintaining proper hygiene and keeping a clean environment. So, how can health care facilities join the common effort to conserve water?

Landscaping, irrigation and outdoor washing have been reduced and all Sutter Health facilities are reviewing water consumption and looking for ways to save.

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“I think the public expects to see that rather than lush green lawns during a drought,” says Susan Frank, president of Suma Landscaping Inc., which maintains the grounds at all the Alta Bates Summit campuses.

The goal is to permanently reduce water use while providing patients with high-quality care and personal service.

Water conservation measures across the East Bay region:

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation at the new Merritt Pavilion
  •         Landscaping and irrigation systems designed to reduce water consumption
  •         Irrigation systems monitored
  •         Lawn watering limited to two or three days a week
  •         Water-saving plumbing fixtures in the new building

Eden Medical Center

  •         Drought resistant and native vegetation

Sutter Delta Medical Center

  •         Irrigation system surveyed and repaired
  •         Watering reduced from five days a week to two days a week
  •         Duration of watering reduced to five to six minutes from eight to 10 minutes

Take Heart: See Your Doctor Before Beginning an Exercise Program

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

heart health 1There’s more to fall than back to school. For many it means beginning or resuming a regular exercise routine or even training for a competitive event.

We asked Vipul Gupta, M.D., a cardiologist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation how athletes of all ages can safeguard their heart health before hitting the gym, pool, open road or wherever your energy takes you. Read More

Physician Panel: Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

cancer prevention treatmentCome join us for an interactive discussion about cancer prevention and new treatment available. Sutter Delta’s surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists will join together to talk with you about the complex nature of cancer, prevention strategies, treatment and recovery.

When: Saturday, October 11
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA.

For more information, please call (925) 779-3608 or send an email to:

Bariatric Surgery: It’s your turn to take control

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

scaleIf you’ve ever wondered whether bariatric surgery is right for you, it’s time to stop wondering and get the facts. Come join us as the Alta Bates Summit bariatric team explains the latest procedures that could help you break free of the past and take control of your future.

When: Tuesday, August 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Delta Medical Center, Education Room
3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94509

Space is limited at this FREE event, and registration is required. Please call (510) 869-8972 or send an email to

Click here to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Alta Bates Medical Center.


U.S. News & World Report recognizes Sutter Delta Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

Sutter Delta Goes Live With EMIM Technology

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

Delta EMIM FlyerSutter Health is introducing advanced technology in medical imaging, and Delta was the first in the East Bay Region to move to Enterprise Medical Imaging Management (EMIM) technology.

What is EMIM?

It is a technology that provides a single platform for clinical and diagnostic viewing throughout the Sutter Health System. EMIM should seamlessly link medical images to our EHR, providing universal access to all Sutter Health images associated with a patient’s medical records.


How Does EMIM Technology Help Patients and Sutter Delta employees and physicians?

EMIM is intergraded with EPIC, so employees will no longer have to use the PACS system.

This platform should enhance collaboration for patient care in the region and throughout the Sutter Health system, as patients’ studies will be accessible at all Sutter facilities through this technology. This platform should also reduce costs and radiation exposure to our patients because physicians will not have to order repeated studies.

EMIM technology gives physicians access to patients’ images anytime, anywhere, via an easy to use web-based platform from physician offices and mobile devices. A physician can view images using their own computer or mobile device through a  single sign.

If you would like to learn more about EMIM or have any questions, please contact Anna Balsley, medical imaging manager at or Caryn Mahoney, physician liaison, at