My Ob-Gyn’s office recently added a nurse practitioner. Can you tell me more about their qualifications and what they do?Read More about Ask An Expert About Nurse Practitioners
At Sutter Health, our volunteers share our commitment to giving patients an exceptional, personalized care experience, every time.Read More about Cheers for Sutter Health Volunteers
Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
Q: My Ob-Gyn’s office recently added a nurse practitioner. Can you tell me more about their qualifications and what they do?
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has advanced education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions, disease prevention and the promotion of health wellness.
Nurse practitioners must complete a master’s or doctoral degree and receive additional medical training beyond their initial training as a registered nurse. Read More about Ask An Expert About Nurse Practitioners
Knees are one of the most important joints in the human body. Unfortunately, as we age our knees can wear out. They are also subject to debilitating conditions such as arthritis or injury. There are many varieties of knee surgery and many reasons why a person is a candidate for knee surgery. Join us at a free community class to learn more about knees, common causes of pain and treatment options available to get you back on your feet. Presented by Dr. Jonathan Wang, orthopedic surgeon
Thursday, May 14
Eden Medical Center
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Register online or call (888) 445-8433.
Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a free wig and American Cancer Society consultation for women losing hair during cancer treatment.
The wig bank is staffed by specially trained volunteers at the cancer center, 2001 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Call 1-800-227-2345 for an appointment.
“This is the first onsite American Cancer Society wig bank at a Sutter Health facility in the East Bay,” says Luanne Ridgley, LCSW, manager of oncology supportive care services for the cancer center. “It’s a great resource for anyone in the community, not just Sutter patients.”
One-on-one consultations include:
April 12 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week—a special time to recognize all those who give back to the community by generously contributing their skills and experience to make a positive difference.
Throughout our Sutter Health care centers, about 5,000 volunteers donate their time to help us create an environment where patients feel respected, valued and understood. From greeting visitors and answering their questions to helping families in Emergency Rooms, our volunteers share our commitment to giving patients an exceptional, personalized care experience, every time.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, “I want to personally thank our volunteers for their daily partnership with us, our patients and their families, ” says Pat Fry, Sutter Health President and CEO. “They’ve chosen to volunteer within Sutter Health because they believe in us and the work we do.”
Family members and staff gathered at Eden Medical Center on Mar. 14 to pay tribute to 13 heroes who gave the ultimate gift of life. Newly engraved leaves were revealed on the Tree of Life—a bronze sculpture that hangs on the wall of the Intensive Care Unit waiting room. The 150-pound sculpture stands 7 ft. by 7 ft., has 375 leaves. Each leaf will be engraved with the name of a patient who donated their organs to save another’s life.
This year, we honored 13 individuals who donated organs in 2014. Their families were invited to a ceremony to honor this gift.
In addition to the personalized leaves, a plaque next to the “Tree of Life” reads:
“Eden Medical Center Foundation dedicates this Tree of Life to honor organ and tissue donors. Their selfless gifts created miracles for others and embodied the spirit of generosity. In their final hour, each person gave a lifetime to someone else.” Read More about Eden’s Tree of Life Honors Organ Donation Heroes
Since 1998, Sutter Health has collaborated with March of Dimes. All contributions fund lifesaving research into preventing premature births, plus programs giving hope and help to families.
“Every day, more than 1,400 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely and these babies face an increased risk of serious medical conditions,” says Chuck Prosper, Bay Area March of Dimes board member and Alta Bates Summit CEO.
Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 9 to 10 p.m.