Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Sutter Delta Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

Dori Stevens To Be Sutter Delta’s Next CEO

Posted on Jun 30, 2014

dori steven smiling in a pictureWe would like to send a heart –warming congratulations Dori Stevens, who was recently selected as Sutter Delta’s incoming CEO. Dori is currently the medical center’s chief nursing executive, a position she has held since 2006.

Dori has 27 years in health care experience. She started her career as a cardiac ICU nurse in 1987. Her clinical specialties are cardiac surgery and trauma critical care nursing. She has worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and joined Sutter Health in 2005 as director of nursing at Sutter Delta, a 145-bed hospital with 900 employees, 50 volunteers and more than 300 medical staff members.

As Delta’s CNE, Dori has successfully led a number of quality and affordability measures. She partnered with the staff to reduce manager turnover, and improve staff and physician satisfaction. With responsibility for the performance of the Emergency Department, Dori’s leadership helped Delta receive the HealthGrades’ Emergency Award for Excellence, which ranked the hospital Emergency Department among the top 5 percent in the nation from 2010 to 2013. She has also been a leader on initiatives to help make health care more affordable.

Prior to joining Sutter Health, Dori spent five years at Desert Regional Medical Center, a 398-bed acute care hospital in Palm Springs, where she was the director of critical care services, There she was responsible for four intensive care units, including trauma. She also worked at St. Francis Medical Center in Honolulu as executive director and transplant institute administrator, and ICU manager at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, Calif. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing and a graduate degree in business administration. She is also a 2008 graduate of Sutter Health’s Leadership Academy.

Dori will begin as CEO on February 2, 2015. Until then she will work with Gary to transition into her new role, as well as select a CNE for the medical center. Please join me again in thanking Gary and congratulating Dori on her new role as CEO of Sutter Delta.

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 6, 2014

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During National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care.

In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcase some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession in our video below. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are. You can watch them here.

Sutter Delta’s Nurse Internship Program Looking for 2014 Interns

Posted on Jan 8, 2014

Sutter Delta’s Nurse Internship Program has received national recognition from  OnlineLPNtoRN as one of the nation’s top 99 programs to help transition newly graduated RNs to an acute care hospital setting.

Sutter Delta’s Internship Program offers one-on-one mentoring by an RN leader who specializes in departments such as emergency, labor and delivery, telemetry, or surgery. In addition to gaining acute care experience, the program also includes weekly didactics, clinical conferences, and free access to classes offered by SDMC and intern support. Read More

Lee Riley’s Employee of the Year Award Celebrates Past and Present Employees Making a Difference

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

staff standng with employee of the yearLast week, Sutter Delta’s Service Excellence Team transformed the medical center’s front lobby entrance into a beautiful winter gala to celebrate the medical center’s 2014 Employee of the Year.

The lobby was adorned with candlelit tables draped with winter blue and silver tablecloths, mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and a decadent hot chocolate bar with classical holiday music humming lightly in the background, creating the perfect ambiance for a beautiful night to honor the Lee Riley Employee of the Year.

The annual award is dedicated in honor of Lee Riley, who was a longtime employee at Sutter Delta who came to work every day with a warm smile and infectious passion to make sure every person encountered felt special.

In Lee’s honor, the Service Excellence Team selects not only the Employee of the Year, but also the Employee of the Month. This past 2013, Service Excellence Team received several nominations from peers who wrote why their co-worker deserved the monthly honor. We would like to congratulate and recognize all of the 2013 Employees of the Month.

  • Ben Rumel
  • Carla Nuccio
  • Concepcion Magalued
  • Gary Childress
  • Jenny Tarantino
  • Jonathan Vergara
  • Juan Angeles
  • Mel Collison
  • Olena Plotkin
  • Todd Darling
  • Vincent Raynor
  • Yuklin Abraham

2013 Employee of the Year

In addition, every year the Service Excellence Team selects the Employee of the Year from one of employees of the month. Members of the team say it is a tough decision to make each and every year because all of our employees of the month demonstrate such top-notch character.

Drum roll, please … This year Sutter Delta Medical Center recognizes Vince Raynor, our nuclear medical technician from medical imaging, who was selected as our 2013 Lee Riley Service Excellence Employee of the Year. Congrats Vince what a special recognition from your peers.

We would also like to thank all the medical center’s past Employees of the Year who were in attendance at the event:

  • Juanita Luther 1976
  • Marian Charles 1983 & 1999
  • Sandy Marquardt 1986
  • Ted Millar 1990
  • Carin Kaplin 1997
  • Calvin Jenkins 2000
  • Greg Kennedy 2001
  • Cherise Libbey 2006
  • Cindy Bailey 2008
  • Catherine Manalili 2010
  • Sean Tongson 2011

And in honor of Lee Riley his nephew, Verge, attended.

We would also like to thank Margaret Toly, our 2012 Employee of the Year, for putting together a great video and passing the baton and honors to Vince.

Babies Born at Sutter Delta Medical Center to Receive International Attention

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

Two French journalists smile for a photograph at the Sutter Delta Medical Center's Women's Health CenterFor 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.