Staff from the medical center’s Advanced Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine Center celebrated another year of national recognition for delivering high quality care in wound care treatments.
The medical center’s wound care center earned the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., [i], Center of Excellence Award for achieving a yearly wound healing rate of 94 percent and a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate.
For the second consecutive year, the wound care center also received the Center of Distinction Award for delivering high-quality treatment with a wound healing rate of 91 percent within 30 days or less.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 adults is living with diabetes now. Moreover, that number is projected to triple by 2015 with as many as one in three adults expected to be diagnosed with the disease. Read More about Sutter Delta Medical Center Now Offering Free Diabetes Classes
We’re proud to announce that, today, after months of planning and of training clinical staff and AIM team members, the Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program is going “live” in the East Bay.
This program will include Alta Bates Summit, Eden and Sutter Delta medical centers; Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF); and Sutter Care at Home. Read More about Improving Patient Care in the East Bay
March is National Cancer Control Month and thanks to early detection and new therapies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 65 percent of adults whose cancer is diagnosed today live at least five years after receiving their diagnosis.
Yet after beating cancer, many patients who undergo radiation therapy discover a hidden complication that may not come to light until years after they have concluded treatments.
“Radiation doesn’t differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue,” says medical director of Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center Ray Rassai, M.D., FACS. “Radiation causes a lack of oxygen in the body’s tissues, but visible symptoms of soft tissue radiation injury may not occur until as much as 20 years later. In fact, one study showed an average time of eight years and seven months before patients who underwent radiation experienced these complications.” Read More about Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center Raises Awareness of Radiation Injuries
Members from the Sportsmen Yacht Club of Antioch gathered this week to present an over-sized symbolic check for $2,600 to Delta Memorial Hospital Foundation, the hospital’s philanthropy foundation.
The money donated by the club is to go directly to support the philanthropic program Save-A-Life-Sister, which provides free mammography to uninsured and underinsured women in East Contra Costa County. Read More about Sportsmen Yacht Club Donates Money to Hospital Philanthropy Save-A-Life-Sister Program
With the help of Troop 159 and more than 300 hours of toiling in the dirt, Eagle Scout Andrew Wayne is excited that Sutter Delta Medical Center will now have a beautiful garden for staff, patients and visitors to see when they drive into the medical center.
National Institute of Public Health reports that African Americans are more than twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated due to diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
In recognition of Black History Month, the health care experts at The Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Sutter Delta Medical Center, a member of the Healogics™ network, are raising awareness of measures that can help reduce the risk of underlying conditions for chronic wounds in African Americans.
“Statistically, African Americans have a higher prevalence of many conditions that affect a body’s natural ability to heal wounds that, at their worse, may lead to amputation or even loss of life,” said Ray Rassai, medical director of Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Read More about Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center Teaches African Americans Why They Are at a Greater Risk for Chronic Wounds