2013 Funding Priorities
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Building a Healing Environment
|Naming Opportunities||Total Cost|
|Labor and Delivery||$500,000|
|NICU Patient Unit||$500,000|
|Nursery A and B||$250,000 each|
|NICU Patient Rooms (Qty 15)||$25,000 each|
|Post-partum Rooms (Qty 15)||$15,000 each|
|Child Family Waiting Room||$150,000|
2013 Matching Grant:
GI/Endoscopy Lab Equipment
Total Cost: $110,730
Sutter Health Matching Grant: $55,365
Innovative diagnostic equipment is critical to building a comprehensive gastrointestinal services program at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento. Your philanthropic investment in esophageal manometry and other systems will create efficiencies that contribute to better clinical outcomes as well as patient and physician satisfaction.
INTRABEAM Radiotherapy System
Total Cost: $230,000
Funding Needed: $94,000
INTRABEAM delivers a single dose of radiation directly to the breast tumor site during tumor removal, precisely targeting only the tissue at highest risk of cancer recurrence while minimizing or eliminating radiation exposure of healthy breast tissue, the chest cavity and underlying organs. The technology eliminates or reduces the need to perform the traditional six-week regimen of daily radiation therapy that is usually prescribed after surgery for early stage breast cancer. It also makes breast conservation available to more women by removing the geographic and time barriers often posed by traditional radiation treatment.
Enhancing Breast Cancer Treatment (PDF)
The David W. Smith, M.D. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Total Cost: $500,000
Funding Needed: $119,000
Former Pediatric Intensive Care Unit director David Smith, M.D. demonstrated a lifelong commitment to caring for seriously ill children. He passed away in 2010, leaving an immense legacy of compassion. Dr. Smith’s keen intellect, brilliant medical mind, ability to listen, sense of humor, gentle smile and human touch are at the heart of Sutter Health’s new PICU, to be located in the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Your investment in this facility will sustain Dr. Smith’s legacy of care for our region’s critically ill and injured children.
Pulmonary Therapy Medical Beds (Two needed)
Total Cost: $40,000 each
Funding Needed: $80,000
Patients who are immobile and/or require long-term ventilation commonly develop complications such as pneumonia and neuromuscular dysfunction. Specialized beds that support vertical positioning and provide vibration therapy can help minimize the risk of complications for these patients. The Foundation seeks philanthropic funds for two beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which will give young patients a better chance of recovery and a more comfortable – and shorter – hospital stay.
Transport Infant Incubator
Total Cost: $35,000
Because premature infants and critically ill newborns are so fragile, a stable microenvironment with an ideal mix of oxygen, humidity, and temperature is necessary during transport between hospitals or other care centers. Transport incubators function as life-support systems and are critical to survival for many young patients. Philanthropic funding is needed to purchase incubators that will help Sutter’s tiniest patients have a safe and comfortable passage.
Newborn Phototherapy Isolette
Total Cost: $15,000
A common condition in newborns, jaundice is typically treated with phototherapy, which uses ultraviolet light to eliminate excessive bilirubin from the blood. An additional phototherapy isolette will enable Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento clinicians to treat a growing number of young patients affected by jaundice.
Total Cost: $12,250
Newborns – used to the comfort, warmth and stability of their mother’s body – are vulnerable to room temperature changes and can quickly develop hypothermia. Infant warmers provide necessary temperature control while newborns are cleaned, weighed, measured and tested. Your gift to purchase an additional warming unit will ensure that even more newborns are kept comfortable, safe and warm.
Caring for Our Youngest Patients (PDF)
Heart and Vascular
Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Suite
Total Cost: $2,000,000
Funding Needed: $875,000
Hybrid surgical suites create considerable time and financial efficiencies by enabling physicians to perform minimally invasive and open surgical procedures within the same room. Because they only need to undergo anesthesia once, patients benefit from shorter recovery times, less discomfort, and less stress. The hybrid surgical suite at Sutter General Medical Center will combine endovascular, cardiac catheterization, heart surgery, laparoscopic and radiological capabilities in one space, greatly enhancing the care for patients needing even the most complex cardiac and vascular conditions.
TEG Hemostasis Analyzer System
Total Cost: $33,000
Funding Needed: $23,000
TEG is a diagnostic instrument that provides comprehensive whole blood hemostasis testing that helps the physician assess patient bleeding and thrombotic risks.
Enhancing Cardiovascular Care (PDF)
Giraffe OmniBeds (Qty: 10)
Total Cost: $41,000 each
Funding Needed: $410,000
These all-in-one incubators and radiant warmers help reduce the stress in babies and increases access for caregivers.
Beacon Fetal Wave Monitor (Qty: 2)
Total Cost: $17,500
Funding Needed: $35,000
The wireless Beacon fetal wave monitor enables pregnant women to ambulate during induction and labor, encouraging delivery and reducing pain and interventions. Because no wires or bedside equipment is necessary, clinicians and birthing partners have more space around the bed during delivery, and the mother has more freedom for natural birthing positions. And while some fetal monitors are ineffective with obese women, the Beacon system is able to provide clinicians with continuous abdominal fetal and uterine signals for those with higher BMI, improving clinical outcomes.
Sutter Women’s Center (PDF)
Sutter Resource Library
Funding Needed: $175,000 annually
When faced with an illness or injury, patients, friends and family members look for the latest medical information from reliable sources. The Sutter Resource Library—funded in large part through philanthropy—provides valuable, up-to-date information through database subscriptions, journals, DVDs, CDs and current books. Use of the library is free. Volunteers and staff assist patients and physicians with dependable information.
Sutter Resource Library (PDF)
Paws On Call
Funding Needed: $28,000 annually
Animals provide comfort and unconditional love. Studies have shown that pets can reduce stress and anxiety, improve vital signs, and reduce loneliness and depression. Since its inception, one licensed volunteer has run the program, growing it from three to 30 dog teams plus one cat. For more than 12 years, the program at Sutter Medical Center has provided healing to thousands of patients visiting 2,862 adult and pediatric patients in 2012 alone.
Paws On Call (PDF)