Patient Stories

Three Hospitals, One Mission—Delivering Compassionate Care One Patient at a Time

Posted on Sep 5, 2013

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.

Kimberly Noack, a grateful Sutter patient

Every Minute Matters with Ischemic Stroke: Joe’s Story

Posted on Dec 4, 2012

Joe and June Rio

If Joe Rio had not taken a truck ride with his son Dino the morning of June 22, he probably would not be alive today.

“We were driving along and suddenly, my vision was blurry. Then I lost my speech. I couldn’t speak—even though I knew exactly what I wanted to say the words wouldn’t come out,” recounted Mr. Rio who was at work with Dino, delivering fire extinguishers.

“My son knew exactly what to do and drove as fast as he could to the Emergency Department at Sutter Delta Medical Center. Within minutes of arriving, the Emergency Department doctors and medical staff knew I was having a stroke.

“I was surrounded by a medical team who took care of me right away. They worked very quickly to save my life at Sutter Delta.” Read More

Getting the Birth Experience She Wanted: Gina Marie’s Story

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

When she was pregnant with her eighth child, Gina Marie Cornelius wanted the most natural and safe birth experience possible. Find out how she found what she was looking for at Sutter Delta Medical Center.

Video of GIna Marie Cornelius Describing Her Birth Experience at Sutter Delta Medical Center

A New Approach to Rehab Heals More Than the Body

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

After Marlon Perry injured his knee in a fall last year, the 28-year-old Oakley resident learned he would need months of extensive therapy to regain his mobility. What Perry didn’t realize was that the regimen he would undergo would heal him emotionally, as well as physically.

The Carol Slatten Memorial Rehabilitation Garden at Sutter Delta Medical Center is designed to aid patients in their rehab process through practical therapies such as gardening, golfing, climbing stairs and even—with the help of a real traffic light—crossing the street. An onsite potting garden and putting green, along with boulders, cement sidewalks, and stairs provide patients with real-life situations, but in a controlled setting.

“When I first came here I wasn’t doing too well,” says Perry, who suffers from a genetic nerve disorder. “But the staff built me up and raised my spirits. They see how much help you need and give it to you. The garden helps make you better.” Rehab patient  Marlon Perry  from Oakley

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