‘My Health Online’ Milestone: 1 Million Patients!

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

Smiles From the 6 Words Contest  Check out your photos from our 6 words contest, and see how you and your colleagues partner for patients: smiles from the 6 words contest! Thanks for participating.  Watch our newsletter for contest winners, who will be announced  in early May!  We recently reached a significant milestone made possible by your collective partnership, collaboration and dedication: one million patients are now enrolled in Sutter’s My Health Online. This consumer-friendly tool gives our patients online and mobile access to view their personal health record, email doctors, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments—anytime, anywhere. Read More

Gary and Vickie Rapaport, Making an Investment in the Community They Live in

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Gary and Vickie Rapaport, Making an Investment in the Community They Live in Sutter Delta Medical Center CEO Gary Rapaport has seen firsthand the positive impact planned gifts can have on the work of a community hospital. And, as one who, along with his wife Vickey, has made planned gifts of his own, he knows from his own experience the tax and financial benefits that go along with the satisfaction of supporting a hospital that is so important to them both.

The Rapaports planned gift of choice is the deferred charitable gift annuity. They have created a series of annuities that will provide income during their retirement years. The Rapaports have also made an investment in the future by including the Medical Center in their estate plans.

“Over the years I have been at hospitals that received bequests and other types of planned gifts like charitable gift annuities. These gifts can make a real difference in the types of services we provide to the community,” said Gary. Read More

Dr. Derek Johnson to Speak on a Panel About Surviving Social Media in Middle School

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

young girl texting with screenshot of phone in forefrontSutter Delta Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation are partnering with the Brentwood Unified School District and other community leaders to discuss their roles in helping parents protect and educate our children during this social media era.

Representing the Sutter East Bay Region, Dr. Derek Johnson, along with a representative from the District Attorney’s office, a licensed family counselor, a vice principal of a local middle school and the Brentwood Police Department, will participate in a frank and open discussion about the serious emotional and long-term legal consequences that our young children face who misuse social media.

This community forum is open to parents and students from grades 5th-8th.

Date: Monday, April 28

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: Edna Hill Middle School, in the Edna Hill Theater, 140 Birch St., Brentwood

Sutter Delta Attacks Peripheral Arterial Disease in Our Community

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

woman sitting, holding her calf in painAs a team, Sutter East Bay medical internist, Vindhya Hindnavis, M.D., local interventional cardiologist, Alejandro Prieto, M.D., and Tim Souva, manager of Sutter Delta’s Cardiology Services, are building awareness about a growing problem that often goes undiagnosed, peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Similar to a stroke in the brain, peripheral arterial disease is caused by the buildup of plaque: deposits of fat and cholesterol. Known as atherosclerosis, these plaque formations block the flow of blood in the arms or legs by narrowing the artery or by breaking off and forming a clot, causing pain. Read More

Running for a Cause Dear to Their Hearts

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Relay for Life Team poses in front of bannerSutter Delta Medical Center employees, Christina Christie (surgery/tele admin. assistant) and Stephanie Houdashelt (medical imaging clerk) and their families have been participating in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk for 10 years. They lost their uncle to cancer in 2004, and Christina’s aunt (who is also Stephanie’s mom) passed away from cancer in 2012.

They have been honoring them each year by raising money for the American Cancer Society. At Relay For Life, their team, Fishing for a Cure, will camp overnight and take turns walking around the track, in hopes of raising money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Read More

Bob Harrison Receives 2014 Ida Cannon Award

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Bob Harrison, Sutter Delta Medical Center dietary food managerThe social work team at Sutter Delta Medical Center wishes to recognize one individual member who embodies social work values in their everyday work by awarding the Sutter Delta Medical Center Ida M. Cannon Award to Bob Harrison. Read More

Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock Expands Hours April 1

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Sutter Urgent Care Logo "We Plus You"Patient demand has been growing by leaps and bounds since the Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock opened its doors three years ago in East Contra Costa County. Sutter Urgent Care’s medical director, Jeff Leinen, M.D., said that to keep up with patient demand the Urgent Care will start seeing patents from 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sutter Urgent Care offers expert, same-day care for adults and children, providing a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Don’t forget you can check the website for “real-time” wait times.