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    On Saturday, Denise Iserloth took her two sons, ages 8 and 11, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. A few hours later, the older boy lost his balance and fell twice. Both boys complained of stomachaches and nausea. Soon, Iserloth found out why. The clinic, Sutter Health in Antioch, had given her sons twice the dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that children their age should receive. Twelve other children also received the double dose. Medical professionals have assured Iserloth that the short-term effects should wear off in a few days and that the long-term risks are likely to be minimal. But that’s little comfort to the mother who already had deep reservations about getting her children vaccinated. “I was frantic when I got the call that this happened,” Iserloth said. “I’ve been crying every day. I can’t eat and I can’t sleep.” California began to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 this month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the shots for that age group. California California begins giving COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5...
    Fourteen children received an incorrect dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine over the weekend at a Sutter Health pediatric clinic in Antioch, the health system reported. Instead of receiving the appropriate dose for 5 to 11-year-olds, the affected kids — who all got vaccinated on Saturday — received about two-thirds of a dose for a 12-year-old, a spokesperson said. The doses contained an incorrect amount of diluent, which is added to vaccines on-site the same day they’re administered. “As soon as we learned of this, we contacted the parents and advised them of CDC guidance in this situation,” said Dr. Jimmy Hu, chair of the Sutter Health COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, in a statement. “The safety of our patients is our top priority, and we immediately reviewed our processes to help make sure this doesn’t happen again.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids who receive vaccines with the wrong amount of diluent may experience more side effects, including arm soreness, fatigue and a fever. Sutter did not respond to questions about how the wrong amount...
    ANTIOCH, Calif. -- There is outrage among some parents in California's Bay Area Monday night as 14 kids were given the wrong amount of COVID-19 vaccine this past Saturday.At least two kids were given double the recommended dose at a Sutter Health pediatric vaccine clinic in Antioch, California."I'm here tonight to report my story because it's unacceptable, you expect your medical professionals to give you correct doses!" says parent Denise Iserloth.RELATED: Walgreens mistakenly injects 2 kids with adult COVID vaccine instead of flu shot, parents allegeDenise and her husband Shawn's eight and 11-year-old children were among the kids given the wrong amount of coronavirus vaccine at Sutter Health's Antioch pediatric vaccine clinic."They absolutely failed my children and the other 12 children involved," says Iserloth.Sutter Health issued a statement that 14 patients were given an incorrect amount of diluent, saying in part, "As soon as we learned of this, we contacted the parents and advised them of CDC guidance in this situation."Denise says she was told, but that came nearly 10 hours later and after her older child fell down twice.Q&A:...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fourteen children were given the wrong dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine at Sutter Health’s Antioch pediatric clinic over the weekend, the health system confirmed Tuesday. In a statement, Dr. Jimmy Hu, Chair of the Sutter Health COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, said the parents of the children and federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been contacted. READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Consumers?“This weekend 14 patients at our Antioch pediatric vaccine clinic received vaccines with an incorrect amount of diluent,” Hu statement read. “As soon as we learned of this, we contacted the parents and advised them of CDC guidance in this situation. The safety of our patients is our top priority, and we immediately reviewed our processes to help make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Hu said the children could suffer from adverse effects of the dosage. READ MORE: Rep. Jackie Speier Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2022“According to the CDC, patients who receive vaccine with an incorrect diluent volume may experience more...
    Thousands of Kaiser workers are preparing to strike, calling for higher wages and better working conditions. In a move that could affect Kaiser pharmacies in the Bay Area and beyond, the Guild of Professional Pharmacists warned the health care giant its members planned to go on strike for a week beginning next Monday, Nov. 15. Separately, thousands of Kaiser workers in California, Oregon and Washington represented by unions belonging to the Alliance of Health Care Unions have also said they are planning to strike on Nov. 15. The unions, which represent nurses and other health care workers, accused Kaiser of proposing an unfair contract even amid “historic labor shortages” and droves of health care workers fleeing the industry. Already, Kaiser engineers — who are charged with making sure everything from plumbing and electricity to heating and cooling are working properly — have been on strike for weeks. In a statement, the pharmacy guild said that after bargaining for five months, “Kaiser took actions to end negotiations prematurely, engaged in direct dealing with members, imposed unreasonable deadlines for contract ratification together...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Nearly all employees of Sutter Health are in full compliance of mandatory COVID vaccinations, the Northern California health care provider said Wednesday. Sacramento-based Sutter said less than 200 employees are on unpaid administrative leave for not becoming vaccinated, with more than half of those workers being part-time. More than 99% of Sutter’s 55,000 workers were vaccinated by September 30 when compliance deadlines went into effect, the company said. READ MORE: Theranos Trial: Juror Excused From Elizabeth Holmes Trial Over Religious BeliefsThose workers who are not vaccinated have just over a week to comply with the mandate. READ MORE: Early Morning Shooting Leaves Oakland Man In Grave Condition“Some employees are currently taking steps to comply and return to work, while those who remain out of compliance on Oct. 15 are subject to termination,” said a Sutter Health spokesperson in an email to KPIX 5. “Sutter has extensively engaged our workforce on both the importance of vaccination and the many ways to comply with the state and Sutter vaccination policies. We’re deeply appreciative of the steps they’ve...
    ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — To a chorus of blaring vehicle horns and carrying signs saying ‘Enough Is Enough’, hundreds of health care workers at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch launched a five-day strike early Monday, demanding increased staffing and better working conditions. Union leaders said some 350 workers would be taking part. Among those gathered outside the hospital was Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe. READ MORE: Chili Peppers Led To UCSF Researcher David Julius' Nobel Prize For Medicine“All I care about is the fact that this hospital serves residents of Antioch and particularly the most vulnerable in our community,” he said. “Any type of impasse that creates strikes, disagreements between management and workers, is concerning to me because this is an important life line on our community.” Sutter health officials issued a statement Monday morning. “We are disappointed union leaders have chosen to distract from patient care by taking this action, especially at a time when we should be forcing on caring for its community,” the statement read. “The union has proved its disregard for patients and communities by engaging...
    CONCORD (BCN) — Health care workers at two East Bay centers are planning to strike next month because of understaffing, poor working conditions and unfair labor practices, union officials said. Workers at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch and John Muir Health Behavioral Health Center in Concord said that conditions where they work are dire and managers are ignoring workers’ concerns about understaffing. READ MORE: Police: Lake County Man Indicted On Child Porn Charges May Have Additional Bay Area Victims “We’re burnt out, we’re exhausted, and we can’t go on like this,” said Bertha Lopez, a unit secretary at John Muir Health Behavioral Health Center, in a statement. “John Muir needs to address the understaffing issues that have made working conditions impossible here.” “We’re drowning. There’s just not enough staff,” said Jennifer Stone, an emergency room technician at Sutter Delta Medical Center, in a statement. “We’re wearing too many hats – we’re talking down angry COVID patients then we’re rushing to a code then we’re talking to family members who just lost a loved one. We can’t give adequate care.”...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area hospitals are taking in patients from California's Central Valley as intensive care units in that part of the region are overwhelmed."We are hearing so many people filled with regret from not getting the vaccine," said Dr. Vanessa Walker, an ICU critical-care physician with Sutter Health. "Many of them are actually asking for vaccine on arrival and it's too late."RELATED: Biden announces new COVID vaccine mandates for 100 million AmericansWalker explains Sutter Health is using its resources to transfer patients in critical need of care to hospital systems across Northern California as there's heightened demand for more space.Sutter Health confirmed to ABC7 across all 24 hospitals, 90 percent of ICU patients are unvaccinated and a majority are reported to be "young," between 30 to 40 years old."It's really challenging to see these patients with young families at home, face timing their children as they're struggling to breathe on high-flow oxygen," said Walker.VIDEO: Health experts weigh in as cases of Mu variant reported across the Bay AreaEMBED More News Videos Here's what local health experts are saying...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — Sutter Health agreed to pay $90 million to settle a civil lawsuit that alleged the company had overcharged a federal Medicare program. The agreement was filed Monday in federal court in San Francisco by Sacramento-based Sutter Health and several of its affiliates, including Sutter Bay Medical Foundation and Sutter Valley Medical Foundation, to settle allegations that the medical care services provider violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting inaccurate information about the health status of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans. READ MORE: Caldor Fire Update: Neighborhood Firefight In Meyers; Flames Advancing Toward South Lake Tahoe The government alleged in 2015 that Sutter Health knowingly submitted unsupported diagnosis codes for certain patient encounters for beneficiaries under its care, inflating payments to be made to the plans and to Sutter Health. The lawsuit further alleged that, once Sutter Health became aware of the situation, it failed to correct it. The suit includes resolution of a whistleblower action in 2013 by a former employee of Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “Today’s settlement exemplifies our commitment to...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A civil settlement Monday resolves a lawsuit that had alleged a health care provider knowingly gave incorrect information about Medicare beneficiaries’ health status, the U.S. Justice Department said. The lawsuit, brought under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act against Sacramento-based Sutter Health and several affiliated medical foundations, alleged the company violated the act while handling information about Medicare beneficiaries, who would enroll in managed health-care insurance plans. After Sutter provided services to enrollees in certain plans, it received part of the payments for treating them, with those payments based on beneficiaries’ demographic information and health status, as well as generally increasing based on severity of diagnoses. “The government alleged that Sutter Health knowingly submitted unsupported diagnosis codes for certain patient encounters for beneficiaries under its care. These unsupported diagnosis codes caused inflated payments to be made to the [p]lans and to Sutter Health,” a Justice Department statement said in part. “The lawsuit further alleged that, once Sutter Health became aware of these unsupported diagnosis codes, it failed to take sufficient corrective action to identify and delete additional...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — To help protect its patients, workforce and communities from the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, Sutter Health today announced a new policy requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30th. “Our integrated network has a shared commitment to protecting the health and safety of our patients and the communities we serve,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “I am grateful the majority of our workforce and allied physicians have already demonstrated their leadership and their confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines by getting fully vaccinated.” READ MORE: Boater, 6 Dogs Rescued From 30-Foot Vessel Grounded At Tomales Point Sutter joins a growing number of health organizations across the country who are requiring employees to get vaccinated to help protect against the virus. The new policy at Sutter comes as the highly infectious delta variant is rapidly increasing the number of COVID-19 cases among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. “Our rigorous COVID-19 infection prevention protocols have so far helped protect the health and safety of our patients and our workforce,” said...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sutter Health has joined the now growing list of employers requiring its workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The healthcare system announced its requirement on Wednesday as the Delta variant continues to spread. READ MORE: Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run In Modesto; Suspect Still Sought CEO Sarah Krevans noted that most of Sutter Health’s workforce had already been fully vaccinated. “I am grateful the majority of our workforce and allied physicians have already demonstrated their leadership and their confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines by getting fully vaccinated,” Krevans said in a statement on the new policy. READ MORE: Man Allegedly Steals From Stockton Gas Station, Assaults Employee Before Driving Away The policy will mandate all physicians, employees, volunteers and vendors who work with Sutter Health to get the vaccine. Earlier in the week, Kaiser Permanente also announced a similar policy that orders its employees to get vaccinated. Gov. Gavin Newsom had also recently mandated that all healthcare workers either get vaccinated or submit to wearing masks and regular COVID-19 testing. MORE NEWS: Authorities Identify All 6 Victims Of...
    By Jenny Gold | Kaiser Health News More than 18 months after Sutter Health agreed to a tentative settlement in a closely watched antitrust case joined by the California Attorney General’s Office, the judge presiding over the case indicated she would sign off on the terms, pending agreement on attorney fees. The nonprofit health care giant, based in Sacramento, stood accused of violating California’s antitrust laws by using its market dominance to drive up prices. The settlement is expected to have nationwide implications on how hospital systems negotiate prices with insurers. “These plaintiffs are among the first, but will not be the last, to successfully challenge dominant health care systems who undertake land grabs to mark up prices at the expense of patients and employers,” Leemore Dafny, a Harvard Business School professor who studies the industry, wrote in an email. “This settlement has provided a marker for the rest of the nation.” The settlement, which includes $575 million in damages, was announced on a preliminary basis in December 2019. It marked a dramatic turn in a long-running legal battle initiated...
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    STAR of The Bachelorette Ryan Sutter has at last learnt his diagnosis after suffering from a mystery illness for over a year. The 46-year-old TV personality figured out the cause his health issues and finally revealed them during an episode of his wife Trista's Better Etc podcast. 6Ryan finally revealed the cause of his health issuesCredit: Getty Revealing he has been secretly battling Lyme disease, Ryan explained his immune system had been "weakened" by exposure to mold. "My immune system was weakened through exposures to toxins and especially to mold," he explained. "I tested positive for Lyme disease. "It seems like something that I will always have. Now I know, and I can build back my immune system to fight it off." The firefighter revealed he was suffering from other illnesses as well as Epstein-Barr, which the lowered immune system allowed to return. 6The star said he was suffering from Lyme disease on his wife Trista's podcastCredit: Instagram "On top of that, [coronavirus] - I tested positive for that," he said. "The major things now that...
    Ryan Sutter is beginning to feel better. The 46-year-old reality star, husband of first-ever "Bachelorette" Trista Sutter, has been battling a mystery illness for several months. Trista, 48, revealed her husband’s health woes back in November and said at the time that he’d been suffering from lymphoma-like symptoms "for months," but that cancer had been ruled out. Now, it seems Sutter is on the mend. ‘BACHELORETTE’ STAR TRISTA SUTTER SAYS HER HUSBAND HAS BEEN ‘STRUGGLING’ WITH A MYSTERY ILLNESS ‘FOR MONTHS’ "Things are looking up..." he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself overlooking mountainous scenery in Avon, Colo.  ‘Bachelorette’ star Ryan Sutter said ‘things are looking up' as he battles a mystery illness. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for WE tv ) "Maybe I picked a bad time to start my career over? Maybe I was too old, too broken, too confident, too selfish, too clueless? Maybe it was too much? Maybe I should’ve left well enough alone - stayed comfortable and content, each day rolling by on life cruise control? Maybe I made a mistake?...
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Three more Alternate Site scrimmages between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics have been scheduled at Sutter Health Park. According to the River Cats, the April 16, 19 and 30 games that were scheduled to take place at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton have instead been relocated to West Sacramento. READ MORE: USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships Returning To Sacramento In 2022 The scrimmages will whet the appetite of local baseball fans before the River Cats season starts. READ MORE: Plus-Up Stimulus Checks Going Out To Those Who Were Underpaid A scrimmage that was already scheduled for Saturday is sold out. The new dates all still have tickets available. Capacity at the park will still be limited, and fans will need to buy tickets online and wear face coverings once at Sutter Health Park. MORE NEWS: Watch The Derek Chauvin Trial Live The River Cats season will kick off on May 6, but that series will be on the road. They will return to Sutter Health Park for the home opener on May...
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Baseball fans were excited to be back at Sutter Health Park, and many showed up before the gates even opened Wednesday. The Hughes family part of the hundreds of baseball fans stepping back inside a ballpark for the first time in over a year. The Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants held a scrimmage. READ MORE: Man Who Allegedly Attacked Boy, 8, In Land Park Area Rearrested “Are we ready? Yes, we are super pumped,” said Darren Hughes. For 10-year-old Lucy, there’s something special about gameday. “It’s really exciting to come and watch it live,” she said. The energy from the seats echoed throughout the park. READ MORE: Rocklin Eagle Scout Builds Sensory Garden For Students At Former Elementary School “It’s a great opportunity to get them out and have some fun,” Darren Hughes said. For Denis Racine, it was the sights and sounds of live baseball that was sorely missed. “How about the thwack of the ball in catcher’s mitt and the crack of the bat,” he said. Jerimiah Hartin was just grateful to see...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Play ball! Sacramento River Cats games will begin again this year — and fans will be allowed in the stands. Opening day comes after the pandemic canceled the entire season last year. Today’s announcement came after Yolo County moved into the “orange tier”, allowing live sports with limited seating. READ MORE: Spring Training Report: Changing The Baseball Could Lead To Fewer Home Runs “I’m ready to go; I was not happy about it being shut down,” River Cats fan Julia Portillo said. “I’m gonna do what I have to to get tickets. I always do.” River Cats General Manager Chip Maxson is still learning exactly what a fan experience will feel like. Only 20 percent of Sutter Health Park’s seats will be available for games. Season ticket holders will get the first pick. “There will be River Cats baseball,” Maxson said. “The emails and the phones have been lighting up for us.” “We have not released pricing for the season,” he added, READ MORE: March Madness: Sweet 16 Matchups, Tip Times, How To Watch State guidelines will...
    OAKLAND (BCN) – The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) handed a $155,250 fine to Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center for several coronavirus-related workplace safety issues, including the death last summer of a registered nurse, union officials representing the hospital’s workers said Monday. Cal/OSHA launched an investigation into Alta Bates’ workplace safety protocols after nurse Janine Paiste-Ponder died from COVID-19 last July. The investigation found multiple violations, including the failure to supply N95-grade respirators to Paiste-Ponder’s unit. READ MORE: San Francisco Leaders Hold Rally Denouncing Anti-Asian Hate Crimes “Janine and many other nurses were calling on the hospital to address their many infection control concerns but their pleas for safety went unanswered when Janine ended up being exposed,” said Mike Hill, a registered nurse and hospital’s chief representative with the California Nurses Association. “It is heartbreaking Janine had to die before these problems were taken seriously enough for a state investigation,” Hill said. Cal/OSHA issued at least eight citations following its investigation, according to the CNA. READ MORE: Northern California Recreational Red Abalone Fishery Closed Until...
    The California agency that oversees workplace safety recently fined Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center a total of $155,250 for failing to take certain steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus. After a member of the California Nurses Association filed a complaint in July 2020, Cal/OSHA inspected the Oakland hospital and recently issued eight serious citations, which the hospital has appealed.. On March 17, the agency notified Sutter of the violations, including that the hospital had failed to provide adequate protective gear for employees interacting with coronavirus patients, including patients who were agitated or had developmental delays and who were not confined to their rooms. Cal/OSHA said the hospital also failed to make sure respirators worked properly, did not limit the reuse of N95 masks and failed to properly notify employees who had been exposed to the deadly disease. “We are glad that Cal/OSHA corroborated these warnings and complaints that we’ve been raising since the first days of the pandemic, but what’s most important is to organize and ensure Sutter learns something from all this,” Mike Hill, the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A shortage of COVID-19 vaccine has forced Sutter Health to temporarily halt administering initial shots and reschedule appointments for thousands of second shots. Earlier this week, officials said they began canceling appointments — as many as 90,000 — because of a shortage of vaccine. READ MORE: San Francisco Bay Ferry Officials Considering 1-Year Reduction In Fares In an email to KPIX 5 Friday night, Sutter officials said they expect to receive enough vaccine shipments over the next two weeks to begin rescheduling the cancelled second shot appointments. On it’s website, Sutter says that “due to extremely limited supply, we’re not scheduling first dose appointments.” “In addition to the supply allocated by the state, many county and local health partners have given Sutter vaccine in recent days,” Monique Binkley Smith, the system’s media relations manager said in the email. “This additional and unexpected supply, along with the state’s commitment to provide approximately 60,000 doses over the next two weeks, allows us to reschedule those impacted patients, starting as early as this weekend.” READ MORE: Iconic San...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sutter Health says it’s secured some, but not all of the second vaccine doses needed to fully vaccinate 90,000 seniors and healthcare workers.  Earlier this week, the health care system had to start canceling appointments after running out of supplies.  READ MORE: 1 Arrested After Shooting In Elk Grove On Thursday, Sutter said 30,000 shots are expected to arrive next week, with another 30,000 coming the week of March 15.  That still leaves them 30,000 doses short.  “We understand this unfortunate situation is stressful and disruptive to many of our most vulnerable patients,” a Sutter spokesperson said. READ MORE: Second Nugget Market Opens In West Roseville Because the vaccine supply is scheduled to arrive in the middle of next week, most patients will still need to reschedule. The health system anticipates it will be able to complete second doses within the CDC-recommended time frame of six weeks. How long can you wait to get your second dose? According to the FDA authorizations, the second dose of the Pfizer shot should be given three weeks after the first....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After four weeks of urgent requests for more vaccine, the state has committed 60,000 doses to Sutter Health set to arrive over the next two weeks, the company confirmed Thursday.ABC7 confirmed the first shipment of 30,000 doses is scheduled to arrive Tuesday or by mid next week. The following week another 30,000 doses will arrive. The allotment only enough to cover two-thirds of the current backlog.Blue Shield confirmed the preliminary plan with the company just days after Sutter reported more than 90,000 appointments could be canceled. According to Sutter, the cancellations stemmed from lingering supply issues and miscommunication from the state. The healthcare system claimed the state misinterpreted their supply of first and second doses. JUST IN: @SutterHealth will receive 30,000 doses from the state set to arrive by Tues/mid-week. Another 30K doses are committed the following week. Its only enough to cover 2/3rds of the 90K second dose apt. backlog. The remaining 30K patients will lose apts.#abc7now— Stephanie Sierra (@StephanieABC7) March 4, 2021"All of our healthcare providers, counties across the state, are all feeling the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As Sutter Health cancels tens of thousands of appointments for second vaccine doses, many are wondering how long they can wait for a second dose and if they can get it somewhere else. CBS13 is getting answers. READ MORE: Governors Office Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance has required providers like Sutter to “use all first doses immediately and do not hold first doses for second doses.” Sutter says they rushed to get shots in arms based on the promise that the state would prioritize second doses when it was time. But that simply hasn’t happened. Sources tell CBS13 while Sutter has accurately requested the number of doses they need, data problems on the state’s side led the state to believe Sutter had more second doses than they actually had. In a statement, Sutter explained: “To date, we have received more than 369,000 doses from state and county allocations and have provided almost 347,000 vaccinations and counting. Due to insufficient allocation from the state, we have paused all...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sutter Health has reached a breaking point, canceling appointments for vaccines because they say they just don’t have the materials. Last month, the health care system paused all new first-dose appointments due to “insufficient vaccine allocation.” Now Sutter is notifying patients with second-dose appointments through March 9 that their appointments are canceled. READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered In Response To Hazmat Situation In North Sacramento ”I went and got my first shot no problems,” Cecil Coons said. He says now he can’t get his second shot. “They blamed it on the freezing weather in Dallas,” Coons said. Sutter Health sent Coons an email saying they don’t have the materials for vaccines and are at the state’s mercy as they inch closer to canceling their more than 90,000 scheduled vaccine appointments. “My appointment for Friday the fifth vanished,” he said. Coons said he called the state for help but, “they won’t answer the phone, they don’t answer emails.” READ MORE: Underwater Cameras Capture Spectacular Lake Tahoe ‘Bubble Curtain’ CBS13 tried contacting the state to ask why Sutter Health doesn’t...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sutter Health is canceling vaccination appointments due to ongoing supply issues. Last month, the health care company paused all new first-dose appointments due to “insufficient vaccine allocation.” Now Sutter is notifying patients with second-dose appointments through March 9 that their appointments are canceled. READ MORE: Man Suspected Of Lighting Woman’s Tent On Fire In Placerville Arrested Sutter is now asking the state to help with supply so it can avoid canceling more than 90,000 second-dose vaccine appointments. READ MORE: Homemade Pipe Bomb Found In Front Of South Sacramento School Office “This is an extremely unfortunate situation for our patients, and one that is avoidable if we can get additional vaccine supply,” a Sutter spokesperson said. MORE NEWS: Enochs High Teacher Accused Of Having Inappropriate Relationship With Student The company says it will call patients within 10 days to reschedule their appointments. According to CDC guidance, the second doses can be delayed, a spokesperson said.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Sutter Health could cancel up to 90,000 vaccine appointments across Northern California this week due to ongoing supply issues over the past few weeks, the company confirmed Tuesday.The cancellations include both first and second dose appointments - a majority of which are impacting members in the Bay Area. Sutter Health confirms second dose cancellations will receive priority for rescheduling.RELATED: How can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine in California? Here's how it works in every Bay Area countyIn early February, the company first paused all new first dose appointments, and then had to indefinitely postpone scheduled first dose appointments through March 9, a company spokesperson confirmed.Sutter says the cancellations are partly due to impacts from weeks of bad weather that resulted in nationwide shipment delays. The company is currently in the process of canceling second dose appointments scheduled through March 9 and working to reschedule within 7 to 10 days.For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new window"We have been urgently requesting the additional allocations we need from the state...
    Sutter Health has had to cancel or postpone about 90,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments across its system because it has not received enough supply, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The health care giant has said it will try to reschedule appointments when possible, but the timeline depends on when the state and Blue Shield, which has been tapped to spearhead a centralized vaccine distribution program in California, give them the doses. The cancellations are a mix of first and second dose appointments, although Sutter says it is prioritizing getting people awaiting their second dose rescheduled. Some of the cancellations stem from stormy weather that caused widespread delays in vaccine shipments. But some of them are tied to a miscommunication with the state about the number of people in Sutter’s appointment system awaiting inoculation. Sutter said some counties, such as Santa Clara County, have given the health care provider doses to dispense to residents there, but it’s not enough to make up the gulf between supply and appointments on the books. The cancellations have left people like Ardath Grant frustrated and scrambling...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Officials in San Francisco on Tuesday announced a partnership with Sutter Health to operate the newly opened high-volume COVID vaccination site at the SF Market in the Bayview. The site, the third high-volume vaccination center in San Francisco along with sites at City College of San Francisco and the Moscone Center, opened Monday at the SF Market in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood at 901 Rankin Street. According to the press release issued by the city, the site “advances San Francisco’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.” Operations at the Moscone Center and San Francisco City College mass vaccination sites have been limited this week due to the current vaccine shortage. “The vaccine supply coming to San Francisco’s healthcare providers and the Department of Public Health is limited, inconsistent, and unpredictable, making vaccine roll out difficult and denying San Franciscans this potentially life-saving intervention,” officials said in Sunday’s announcement. The Moscone Center site was shut down starting Monday for at least for a week.  Officials said the CCSF site is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Sutter Health announced Thursday that it is now offering COVID-19 appointments to patients 65 and older, as rollout of the shots continues to expand. “At this time, we are prioritizing our patients who are 65-plus years of age and community healthcare workers. These populations are at greatest risk, according to CDC guidance,” the company said in a statement. Sutter, one of the largest healthcare networks in Northern California, said it is also scaling up large-scale vaccination clinics and several are already operational. The announcement from Sutter Health comes as health officials in Santa Clara County announced all residents 65 and older can now schedule shots, regardless of provider. Sutter patients who are eligible can schedule appointments through their online portal. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling 844-987-6115, but the health provider stressed that wait times would take longer than normal and not everyone who is eligible will be able to make an appointment right away. Patients are also being told not to contact their primary healthcare provider because they are not able to book...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Seniors in Sacramento County can now sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. People 65 and older can schedule appointments through Sacramento State or California Northstate universities. The clinics begin Tuesday. Both offer the Pfizer vaccine. Health officials warn there are more than 200,000 seniors in Sacramento County and still a very limited supply of shots. Sacramento County residents can also get vaccinated through their primary care providers. ​Dignity Health/Mercy Medical Group ​Mercy Medical Group patients aged 65 and older ​Kaiser Permanente ​Kaiser patients aged 75 and older ​Sutter Health ​Sutter patients aged 75 and older ​UC Davis Medical Center ​UCDMC patients aged 65 and older You can register for an appointment through California Northstate University or Sacramento State University here. More from CBS Sacramento: Frightened Georgia Mother Fears Daughter Is Victim In Vacaville Double Murder Travelers Flock To Fresh Snow, Tahoe Ski Resort Hits Capacity Minutes After Opening ‘He Has 72 Hours To Resign’: Sacramento Homeless Union Pushes To Recall Mayor Steinberg Vaccinations...
    Hours after debuting its COVID-19 vaccination appointments, Sutter Health’s website has crashed. As of Thursday afternoon, the California-based healthcare system’s website was down, displaying a message to many online users that read: “This site can’t be reached.” A message on the homepage — for those who could reach that far — read: “System Notice: Due to high demand for vaccination scheduling, My Health Online and our call center may be temporarily offline or experiencing slowness. Please do not call your care site or provider’s office for scheduling. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues.” Sutter Health earlier Thursday morning opened up vaccine appointments for Californians over the age of 75 and healthcare workers. Those eligible to receive their first dose of the vaccine were permitted to make appointments via the Sutter Health call center at 844-987-6115 or through the healthcare provider’s ‘My Health Online’ portal. A spokesperson for Sutter Health could not immediately be reached for comment. This story will be updated. 
    Former Bachelor star Ryan Sutter spoke about the topic of resiliency amidst his ongoing health struggles in a raw Instagram post. He opened up about the impact of a mysterious health battle he has been experiencing this year on the social media site, alongside a grainy black and white photograph where the former reality star and husband of Trista tilted his face downward and wore a wool beanie atop his head. In the caption of the post seen here, Ryan shared his thoughts about how he has handled the challenges that have presented themselves to him and his family as well as how he has attempted to remain strong while learning to accept help when needed. Ryan said he had learned a lot about resiliency this year. For years, he said, he had followed an ideal laid out by Gandhi that strength was measured by an indomitable will. One-half of the first superstar Bachelorette couple said that he pushed himself to develop a mindset that would not give up, give in, or give off any sign of weakness. Ryan said...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A UC Davis ER nurse was one of the first to receive the new coronavirus vaccine in Northern California. Frontline workers like Eva Teniola are leading the way. She was the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Tuesday.  Other hospital systems across the area, say now​ it’s just a waiting game. The vaccines arrived Tuesday, packed in dry ice and delivered by FedEx. UC Davis received 4,875 doses. BREAKING: @UCDavisHealth has vaccinated its first patient, Eva Teniola, an emergency room nurse. Today they plan to vaccinate more than 150 front line workers, with a goal of 1,000 every day. pic.twitter.com/Dxw3uJeujs — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) December 15, 2020 The first shot came with a small celebration. Teniola said she’s been waiting for this day. In Sacramento County, health officials say initial shipments are set to be delivered this week to several hospital systems including Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Vibra Hospital in Folsom, and Sutter Health. In Stanislaus County, the vaccines will go to the five acute care hospitals including Doctors Medical Center, Memorial Medical...
    YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — A new health advisory in Yuba and Sutter counties recommends in-person dining to end, for families to limit outings to once a week for essentials, and for all grades to revert back to distance learning. The school suggestion is one not even the state is asking for during the impending stay-at-home order. The Yuba City Unified School District sent out a letter to parents on Friday and said starting Monday, Dec. 7, campuses will be empty. “It’s a little bit hard … since she learns more at school,” said Noe Ignacio. It was tough news learning his younger daughter would be home through the holidays instead of in the classroom. “It was just for two hours, but it helped a lot,” he said. “But it’s for her safety, so we’re okay with it.” His family is happy to be healthy and accepts that being at home instead of school may be the best option for now. Yuba and Sutter Counties call their community’s COVID situation dire with full hospitals and a climbing positivity rate. Yuba-Sutter currently...
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — Yuba and Sutter county officials are preemptively instituting their own new coronavirus public health advisory ahead of the seemingly inevitable Stay at Home order outlined by the state this week. The advisory, which will go into effect on Monday, echoes the state’s regional Stay at Home order in that in-person dining – whether indoor or outdoor – will not be allowed. Further, all grades of students in Yuba and Sutter will go back to full distance learning. Residents are also being urged to limit their visits to places like grocery stores to once a week. “As a physician, epidemiologist and your public health officer I am convinced the current health advisory is the right course of action,” said Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu in a statement. “I am keenly aware of the burdens placed on local businesses, individuals and families, and I do not make these decisions lightly.” County health officials say they are seeing some of the worst test positivity rates in the state – with nearly one in five people testing positive for COVID-19. Hospitalizations due to...
    TRISTA Sutter revealed her husband Ryan Sutter has "been struggling" with a mystery illness. The original Bachelorette star begged fans for prayers during the difficult time. 9Trista revealed that Ryan has been battling a mystery illnessCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9Trista and Ryan met on The BacheloretteCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9She opened up about the situation in an Instagram postCredit: Instagram Trista, 48, opened up about Ryan's health struggles in an Instagram post on Monday. Alongside a shot of Ryan smiling while outdoors, she wrote: "This week is usually one of my favorites. "Creating memories with family, honoring traditions, filling our bellies with the tastiest of treats, and recognizing our blessings. I wrote a book on gratitude after all. "It’s for that reason, though, that I haven’t posted. I know I should be thankful, but I don’t want to be fake." After stating that she's "struggling," Trista continued: "This guy...my rock, my best friend, my hero, my love...is struggling. 9Trista said that they were both 'struggling'Credit: Instagram 9She added that they are 'struggling for answers'Credit: Getty Images "Not everyday,...
    Original “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter has revealed that her husband, Ryan Sutter, is battling a mystery illness and looking for answers. “This guy…my rock, my best friend, my hero, my love…is struggling,” the former “Bachelorette” shared on Instagram. “Not everyday, and not to the point that he can’t work or cook or exercise or be with family, but enough.” Trista 48, said doctors ruled out the possibility that Ryan, 46, has cancer after he exhibited symptoms similar to those with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which she said was a “huge relief.” However, the couple have not been able to find out why he is sick. “Part of us was wanting a diagnosis,” she wrote in her caption. “Wanting to be able to fight for him to be cured instead of fighting for an answer. How messed up is that? Don’t worry, I know. It’s messed up. But, that’s where we are. In a holding pattern of not knowing.” In the comments section, many fans suggested that Ryan look into getting tests done for Lyme disease and shared their own personal stories. Despite their...
    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Ten California counties were cleared to ease coronavirus restrictions Tuesday, including some in the Central Valley that saw major case spikes over the summer, but the state’s top health official warned that upcoming Halloween celebrations pose a risk for renewed spread. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said no counties moved backward in California’s color-coded, four-tiered system for reopening, but Riverside was on the verge of reverting to the most restrictive purple tier. The county of about 2.5 million residents has asked for a review of its data and will stay in the red tier until the state makes a decision on its status later this week. “Moving back a tier is important,” Ghaly said. “We don’t want to do it without a significant degree of conversation and understanding.” Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said the county hopes to persuade the state that it can maintain its current status while still slowing the spread of the virus. A slip back to the purple tier would adversely affect small businesses like restaurants and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sutter Health is warning its customers about a scam where people are posing as employees of the company in order to get personal information. These scammers are asking customers to provide their full social security number, banking information, credit card information, and other sensitive data to verify their identity, the company said in a statement Friday. Sutter Health says they do not ask for this information to verify your identity over the phone, in an online chat, or via email. When verifying customers’ information, the company says it may ask for a full name, date of birth, and an identifier, which may include: a phone number, address, or the last four digits of a customer’s social security number. Lastly, the company says it will always send out emails from the address ending in @SutterHealth.org.
    SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) — A big birthday celebration is coming with a stern warning from the Yuba-Sutter Counties Public Health Department. Contact tracers discovered a COVID-19 patient who tested positive over the weekend just had a birthday bash with more than 40 family and friends. “People have to take personal responsibility and stop hosting social gatherings,” Yuba Sutter COVID-19 Response spokesperson Rachel Rosenbaum said. “Forty-four children and adults were put at risk for infection.” The warning comes along with data showing half of the new coronavirus cases in these areas are originating from social gatherings. Contact tracers are reporting large social gatherings are common here. “Common, absolutely,” Rosenbaum said. “It’s irresponsible for sure.” READ: Governor Announces Two-Tiered Strategy To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus In Central Valley Jill Lessard owns Elegante Petals, a Yuba City florist and event planning business. Lessard says business is up 35% since the coronavirus outbreak, and while some large weddings were canceled, she’s had other clients hold celebrations of all sizes. “On private property, I’m seeing as many as 200-250 people at events,” Lessard said. “I do...
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