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Wound Care’s Healing Tree Reaches Out to Patients

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

Stop by and see The Healing Tree at the Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Chambers Center. This campaign encourages and motivates patient engagement — while adding beauty to the center.

The Healing Tree is part of patients’ healing celebration. Each patient can write their name and healing date on a leaf and place it on the tree. After a few months, we enclose their leaf in a message of well wishes from the wound care team and mail it to their home.

We hope this connection after the patient has left us reminds them their healing team is here for them should they need us. We also hope this campaign will continue to increase our overall patient satisfaction scores and the likelihood that patients will refer our services to others.

Another Big Thank You from Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility

Posted on Jul 6, 2015

submitted by Joe Young, Orin Allen Rehabilitation Facility event organizer

SM4Thanks to Dean Javier, Sutter Delta’s rehab and physical therapy director, Jennifer Bidmead, Sutter Urgent Care medical assistant and Debbie Jarrell, Women’s Health Center R.N., for volunteering their time to speak at Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility’s Career Day. The response from teachers, staff and students was extremely positive.

Sharing your stories and information about working in the medical field with our residents as they prepare to transition into public life was an invaluable service.

I hope the information you shared will help them pursue positive avenues upon their release and inspire them to explore career options they may not have previously considered.

 

Many residents have asked for books on nursing and other medical careers since your talk, so I think you definitely got through to them and piqued their curiosity.

Sutter Health’s 2014 Year in Review

Posted on Jul 3, 2015

Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California.  This year our annual report focuses on our:

“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”

http://www.sutterhealth.org/annualreport/network.php

Pittsburg Senior Appreciation Day

Posted on Jun 2, 2015

Senior Health FairSutter Delta prides itself on caring for our senior population and our volunteers were happy to spend quality time Saturday, May 16, performing health screenings at the Pittsburg Senior Center.

Members of the team provided blood pressure testing, pulmonary function screening and demonstrated mobility exercises for seniors. Also, Advance Directives and POLST forms were distributed and discussed by the group.The event was well attended and included booths from local vendors related to all aspects of senior care.  Thanks to: Kate Scrivano and Anna Balsley who provided blood pressure screenings and to Kathy Rumel, who discussed  Advanced Health Care Directives and POLST Education. Also, Darci Bowen gave lung function testing and Dean Javier led an exercise class. Ellen Carroll was the greeter and gave out the pill boxes and medication records.

Assemblyman Jim Frazier came by to thank us for participating and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s representative presented Sutter Delta with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

Celebrating Nurses Week and Hospital Week

Posted on May 7, 2015

Nurse-Hospital-Week-Profile-PhotoSutter Delta Medical Center is proud to join hospitals across the country in recognizing Nurses Week, May 5-12, and National Hospital Week, May 10-16.

National Nurses Week is a time to reflect the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. This year’s theme “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing, and acknowledges the strong commitment and compassion nurses display in their profession.

Each year National Hospital Week gives us the opportunity to reflect and thank all the dedicated individuals—physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and many more for their continued contributions. This year’s theme is “Where Miracles Happen Every Day.” It is true that you can see miracles in our emergency rooms, outpatients departments and patient units every hour of the day. Whether it is a cancer patient who  receives good news about a diagnosis, a senior getting to go home after beating pneumonia or a patient learning to walk again thanks to our rehab team —it takes the work of a dedicated team.

Our mission is to enhance the well-being of people in the communities we serve through  compassion and excellence,  regardless of where you work – whether it’s in direct patient care or support services — each of you plays an important part in bringing our mission to life.

Sutter Health Donates $500,000 to Help Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

Donation Supports American Red Cross and International Medical Corps

Sutter Health today announced a $500,000 donation to help support relief efforts following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this past weekend. The American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and International Medical Corps will each receive $250,000 from the not-for-profit health system.

“The widespread damage and suffering caused by this massive earthquake is incomprehensible,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Our hearts are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this catastrophic disaster. We hope our donation brings comfort and relief to those who need it the most.”

Sutter Health’s donation helps the Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund provide rescue and relief teams to help meet the emergency needs of those directly affected by the earthquake. Sutter Health’s $250,000 donation will help supply food, water, shelter and emotional health services to thousands in Nepal. Read More