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Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation seeks participants for Patient Family Advisory Council

Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF), committed to providing a consistent, high quality patient experience, is looking for additional community members to join their Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The Council helps provide insight and feedback about the experiences patients and their families have had at Sutter Medical Foundation in the Sacramento area.

“We are working to make the voice of the patient and family evident in everything we do,” said Roberta Mori, Director of Patient and Family Engagement at Sutter Health. “At Sutter Health, we value our patients’ voices and understand they can help us to improve and promote patient-centered care.”

Advisors with the PFAC will collaborate with leadership, care teams, and clinical teams at SMF to help improve the patient experience for future patients. They will share their experiences and perspectives, providing SMF staff with an insider’s view about the patient experience and ensuring that the Sutter Health–affiliated medical foundation continuously improves the care they provide for patients and families.

Those interested in learning more about the Patient Family Advisory Council or signing up to be a volunteer can visit www.sutterhealth.org/pfac to complete an online application. Interested community members may also contact SMF via email at patientfamilyeng@sutterhealth.org.

Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

Activate your Asana…Midtown now offers fun & free yoga classes & First Friday Flow events

In partnership with Yoga Moves Us, the Midtown Association is pleased to present free MiYo yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings now underway at Fremont Park (1515 Q Street) and free First Friday Flow yoga events on the first Friday of each month (starting on May 4) on the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (corner of 26th & L). All of these new yoga offerings are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on the dates offered through September 2018.

 

Institute of Health and Healing to offer free lecture on the science of healthy aging

Institute of Health and Healing to offer free lecture on the science of healthy aging

Join us for a free lecture April 11 at the Library Galleria in Sacramento (register here) and learn how your genes, hormones and lifestyle can support healthy aging. New York Times bestselling author Sara Gottfried, M.D., will offer practical and insightful tools for optimizing your “healthspan”— the period of time when you feel healthy and in your prime. Eric Hassid, M.D. will look at healthy aging from a functional medicine perspective.

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Sutter Health opened their newest Walk-In Care clinic in Citrus Heights today, expanding their capability to offer quick, convenient care for everyday illnesses and health needs in easily-accessible, stand-alone storefronts. 

The newest clinic is a service of Sutter Medical Foundation and is located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd.

“Consumers are actively seeking quick and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “Many people need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and we’re innovating to make care even more convenient – all while maintaining the personal level of support people have come to expect from our pioneering team.”

Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare:

Kaiser Permanente awards more than $1.5 million in grants to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente awards more than $1.5 million in grants to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Dozens of Community Benefit grants support critical needs ranging from overcoming opioid addiction to providing mental health counseling for the homeless 

 

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 52 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools and public entities in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties.


The grants are part of Kaiser Permanente’s long-standing Community Benefit program. This year, the grants ranged in individual amounts from $10,000 to $99,900.

 

The grants aim to improve access to health care services, promote healthy eating and active living, support access to mental health services, and improve individual, family and community safety.

 

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Kings Center Kosta Koufos scheduled to appear at Get Fit health celebration at Westfield Galleria at Roseville this Saturday

 

Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos and team mascot Slamson are scheduled to attend Get Fit with the Kings, a free community event where experts from Kaiser Permanente provide tips on being healthy and active. The public will be able to interact with a sports medicine physician who cares for the Sacramento Kings, fitness experts, a registered dietitian and other Kaiser Permanente representatives with valuable tips on healthy and active living. Among the fitness-themed activities will be a concussion awareness area where the public can try on “concussion goggles” that simulate a concussion. In addition, one lucky audience member will have a chance to play 1:1 hoops with Koufos, who will also sign autographs from 4 to 5 pm for the first 150 fans.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

On any normal day, Marco Guzman, Jr. is a supervisor for Sutter Medical Foundation’s(SMF) Cardiology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine services, based in care centers located in Fairfield, CA.

But recently, on a day that by any stretch of the imagination was not normal, Marco the supervisor became “Marco the superfriend” and he, along with a few of his West Coast Avengers teammates, helped bring some joy to people dealing with the devastating wild fires in California’s wine country.