One in six people across the United States go hungry. To help provide nutritious meals for those less fortunate, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks.Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
Two French journalists from Pernel Media partner with Sutter Delta’s Women’s Health Center to film a French documentary called “Born Around the World.”Read More about Babies Born at Sutter Delta Medical Center to Receive International Attention
Watch the story of Kimberly Noack, whose life was transformed by the compassionate care of our staff at all three medical centers from Sutter Health’s East Bay.Read More about Three Hospitals, One Mission—Delivering Compassionate Care One Patient at a Time
To help provide nutritious meals for those less fortunate this holiday season, Sutter Health donated $50,000 to three East Bay food banks: Read More about Sutter Health Donation to the East Bay Feeds Many in Need This Holiday Season
For the next five weeks, two French journalists from Pernel Media will be partnering with staff and physicians from Sutter Delta’s Women’s Health Center to film a French documentary called “Born Around the World.”
Emelie Porry, one of the French journalists, says a baby is born every four seconds around the world, and the documentary will explore the similarities and differences surrounding the miracle of childbirth in four different continents around the world.
India, Africa, France and Antioch, California, will represent the United States for this documentary set to air in France during the summer of 2014.
“Some people may be wondering why the film crew chose Sutter Delta as the U.S. location,” says Angela Lombardi, hospital spokeswoman. “The film crew said they partnered with a representative at HealthGrades, who provided them with a list of U.S. locations that HealthGrades recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity wards, and Sutter Delta was contacted.”
During their five weeks at Sutter Delta, they will be working very closely with OBGYNs and labor and delivery nurses to film at least 10 different vignettes capturing American culture on how expecting parents, extended families and caregivers work interdependently together in the miracle of birth.
So if you see them in the hallways, please give them a warm Sutter Delta smile, as all the journalists have stated overwhelmingly that our staff is one of the friendliest they have met in their recent travels.
Hometown Halloween is a great way for your kids to trick or treat safely!
Join the more than 5,000 other families in costume as local merchants hand out candy and other goodies for free during Hometown Halloween, sponsored by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and Sutter Delta Medical Center.
When: Oct. 26, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Brentwood on First and Oak Streets
For more information call the Chamber Office at 925-634-3344.
Although the majority of people with the condition don’t know they have it, they have the same five-year mortality rate compared to those with breast and colorectal cancer.
Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center treats chronic wounds with underlying conditions of the disease as well as performs noninvasive tests for PAD and counsels patients on how to manage the illness, which can, if left untreated, lead to lower limb amputation and death. Read More about Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center Raises Awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin’ alive, Stayin’ alive, Ah, ha, ha, ha” sings Jori Luckhardt, risk manager at Sutter Delta Medical Center, as she instructs a community member to first call 911 and then keep their arms straight and pump the manikin’s chest to the beat of the song.
“It’s called Hands Only CPR, and anyone can do it,” says Jori. “And the idea is that if more people in your community learn it, the better chances you or a loved one has to survive in that community.”
Jori is referring to the Hands Only CPR Campaign launched by the American Heart Association. The goal is to challenge and invite communities throughout the country to teach as many people as they can in their neighborhoods about CPR. It also dispels the idea that you have to have “formal training” to save a life. This is CPR anyone can do and doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth contact.
Contra Costa County has supported this effort by helping communities ensure they have all the elements of the chain of survival in place. When a community can show their engagement in promoting this chain of survival, they can obtain a “Heart Safe” designation.
By having all the elements of the chain of survival in place, it greatly increases the chances that anyone who suffers a cardiovascular emergency in that community will have the best possible chance for survival.
Currently Contra Costa County’s EMS Agency is working with cities to become a safer place to live, shop, work and play by becoming HeartSafe Community designations.
But the cities can’t do it alone.
“So that is where Sutter Delta comes in,” adds Jori. “I was approached by city staff to partner with Brentwood to help them build a HeartSafe Community, and since I live there, I thought it was a terrific idea.”
Jori says she is currently working with the city on events that Sutter Delta will attend in Brentwood to help
We’ve talked about the importance of working together as a region to create a network of care for our patients. Thanks to your hard work, it’s paid off!
Watch the story of Kimberly Noack, whose life was transformed because of the compassionate care delivered by our staff at all three medical centers from Sutter Health’s East Bay.
A bloated belly, decreased appetite, abdominal pain—these are just a few of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Because this cancer starts in the egg sacs or ovaries—deep inside a woman’s abdomen—it’s not easy to spot. So it’s important to see your doctor if you experience any abnormal symptoms, especially if you have a family history of the disease.