Antioch and Brentwood Children Will Receive a Book at Each Doctor Visit

Posted on Oct 2, 2017

When Dr. Susan Adham was a little girl growing up in Sunnyvale, she fondly remembered going to the library and reading book after book with her father. So when the Antioch and Brentwood pediatrician learned about a non-profit program called Reach Out and Read that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read to their children, she jumped at the chance to replicate the program.

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Sutter Delta Medical Center Has the Energy to Care

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

By their very nature hospitals are energy-intensive facilities. Read how one hospital sought to change that.

Hospitals consume more energy per square foot than any other type of commercial building outside of the food and beverage industry. It’s easy to see why: hospitals operate around the clock, using complex medical equipment that is critical to patient care.

“What most people forget is that we also refrigerate and sterilize supplies, maintain a full cafeteria and patient food service and run computers night and day,” said Tim Bouslog, Facilities and Guest Services Director for Sutter Delta Medical Center. “With these demands it’s understandable that the utilities – gas, electric and water – add up.”

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Sutter Delta Honored By U.S. News & World Report

Posted on Aug 8, 2017

Sutter Delta Medical Center (SDMC) earned recognition today from the U.S. News & World Report as a “high performer” in the care of Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“This recognition reinforces our reputation for providing outstanding, quality care each day across the wide range of services offered to patients by our exceptional teams of physicians, nurses and clinical staff” said Dori Stevens, SDMC CEO.

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Sutter Delta Medical Center Spotlights Volunteers

Posted on Jul 6, 2017

For many, fulfillment comes with retirement. Having worked tirelessly for many years and finally being able to enjoy the benefits of your life’s work, retirement is something many people look forward to and enjoy.

(Left to right) John Myers, David Greenlaw, and John Moriana

But for others, such as John Moriana, John Myers, and David Greenlaw, fulfillment instead comes with the opportunity of being able to help others in their community, by way of volunteering at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch.

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Antioch Group Practice Expanding Thanks to Philanthropic Support

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Blue Rock Urgent Care Facility located at 4053 Lone Tree Way in Antioch

Patients will soon have more medical staff close to home.

In 2015 Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) served 33,000 patients who call east Contra Costa County home. In 2016 that number grew by 10 percent and this year it is on track to grow by another 10 percent. Accommodating such growth is at the heart of a $6.5 million dollar gift awarded to SEBMF by the generous donors to Better Health East Bay – a Sutter Health philanthropic foundation supporting Sutter’s East Bay network of doctors and hospitals.

“As the communities of Antioch, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley, and Pittsburg grow so too does their need for outpatient physician services” said Jim Hickman, CEO of Better Health East Bay. “Patients here have struggled to get access to timely and appropriate outpatient primary and specialty care – and they shouldn’t have to.” Read More

Sutter Delta Physician and Nurse Deliver Two Generations of Pioneers

Posted on May 11, 2017

Two generations delivered by the same team. Amy Aris, RN and Dr. Scott Wada (top) delivered Laura Foster’s daughter Kayla and Kayla’s daughter Madison

Sutter Delta Labor and Delivery nurse Amy Aris never expected to retire and end her 42-year nursing career this way.

Twenty-seven years ago, she and Dr. Scott Wada helped deliver the daughter of their colleague, Sutter Delta lead phlebotomist Laura Foster.  That baby, named Kayla, grew up, graduated college and got married, and chose to start a family herself.

Perhaps you can guess what comes next.  Kayla, now all grown up, decided to have her baby delivered at Sutter Delta, where her mom had had her children and still worked, 39 years later.  But wouldn’t you know it – the team that was there when Kayla was ready to give birth was none other than . . . Dr. Wada and Amy Aris.  They delivered a healthy baby girl, named Madison Evelyn.

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Sutter Delta Honored as Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Sutter Delta Medical Center has earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.

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