Learn more about SEBMF’s journey and our focus on delivering patient-centered care.Read More about SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care
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
Antioch, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015—Two Bay Area Sutter Health-affiliated hospital campuses earned A grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠. Additionally, two Sacramento area Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals also earned top grades.
“Our team was so excited to hear this news!” says Dori Steven’s, the medical center’s CEO. “All of the staff has been focused on patient safety, speaking out for patient safety, so it is fantastic to see we were nationally recognized for our efforts. After all, our sole reason for being here is our patients’ well-being and health.”
Twice annually, more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide participate in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. The national employer organization grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 28 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Sutter hospital campuses earning A grades include:
Greater Bay Area
Greater Sacramento area
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Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest-quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient-safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network visit: sutterhealth.org | facebook.com/sutterhealth | youtube.com/sutterhealth | twitter.com/sutterhealth
The test of a good idea is how long it lasts. It has been 10 years since a small group of East Bay health care pioneers created a network that allows physicians to focus on building strong relationships with their patients.
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) are celebrating the anniversary of a 10-year partnership. On Oct. 1, 2005, with approximately 100 employees, 49 physicians and four allied health professionals on board, SEBMF started providing hospitalist services for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and opened its doors at three care centers in Berkeley. Read More about SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care
“It’s not so much ‘getting back to normal’ as it is finding out what’s normal for you now,” says Risa Kagan, M.D., FACOG; Sutter Health gynecologist. “Your new normal may include making changes in the way you eat, the things you do and your sources of support.”
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Fall-related injuries are a serious health threat to older adults, who are five times more likely to be hospitalized after a fall than for any other accident.
At least 20 to 30 percent of falls in older adults lead to serious injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries.
What can you do to prevent a fall? Safeguard your independence by reducing your risks at home and in your daily activities. Read More about Take Action to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries
Lisa A. Hills, M.D., Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation pediatrician, recommends:
These volunteers were part of a team that incorporated dentists, local health care workers and a vision care program. Over 11 days, the team saw 3,021 medical patients, extracted 2,145 teeth and distributed 607 pairs of reading glasses. Local ophthalmologists joined the team for two days and will be scheduling surgical clinics for patients identified during the mission.
The team brought approximately $470,000 in medications and supplies with them. Unused supplies were donated to a local clinic in one town and a clinic run by the Dominican Sisters in Iloilo.
Q: I’ve heard urinary tract infections (UTIs) are getting harder to treat. Why is this and who’s at risk of developing one?
Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH, answered:
UTIs are one of the most common infections doctors treat: More than half of women living in the United States will get a UTI. Urinary tract infections are caused by microorganisms—usually bacteria—that enter the urethra and bladder, causing inflammation and infection. UTIs are more common in women because women have a shorter urethra than men do. That means bacteria travel a shorter dAistance to a woman’s bladder. Read More about Ask the Expert: Are You at Risk for a Urinary Tract Infection?