Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Emergency Services

Sacramento, California

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) earned five stars, the highest ranking possible, in the CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. Ranked among the top 50 hospitals in California, and recognized as one of the best hospitals in the Northern Sierras region published by the U.S. News and World Report. Sutter Medical Center also earned recognition as High-Performing in Spinal Fusion; Aortic Valve Surgery; Heart Bypass Surgery; Congestive Heart Failure; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Heart Attack; and Hip Replacement.

The 54-bed Emergency Department (ED) receives more than 100,000 patients per year and includes a dedicated Pediatric ED with a separate family waiting room. SMCS ED has a Clinical Decision Area, Psychiatric Response Team, Sepsis Navigator Nurses, and a Substance Use Navigator. We are a Comprehensive Cardiac and Comprehensive Stroke Center and are on the Maternity Care and Opioid Honor Roll from California Hospital Compare.

Our ED nurses are active in advocacy at the state and federal level, participate in disaster drills with local Fire and EMS, and provide evidenced-based care through harm prevention processes such as medication assisted treatment. New graduate nurses are supported through transition to practice classes and a new graduate RN residency with a high rate of retention. As a non-trauma center, annual training includes simulation about trauma and other high risk patient populations which has resulted in increased confidence among the staff in their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are proud of achieving an honor that recognizes our commitment to excellence in emergency care.