Health News from Sutter Health

November 14, 2011
Sutter's Special Start Program

This year Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento introduced a new program to provide pregnant women and their partners support for their baby with a condition that will require special care after delivery. It can be hard for families they learn their baby may have special needs. Our goal is to offer as much education and support to the family as possible and help them understand that they are not alone. Thumbnail image for Sutter_Special_Start.jpg


Called the Sutter Special Start Program, our coordinator offers education about the baby's health condition, coordinates a special team of health care professionals to be available for the baby's delivery and ongoing care and links the family with other parents who share in your same experience. Because Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento believes all families should have access to education and support, all these services are free of charge.


The following conditions are ones that the Special Support Program covers:

·         Cystic Fibrosis

·         Cleft Lip/Palate

·         Neural Tube Defects

·         Congenital Heart Defects

·         Abdominal Wall Defects


For more information, contact Jacqueline Masullo, program coordinator, at masullj@sutterhealth.org or call (916) 453-3468. Learn more about Sutter Women's Services for pregnancy and childbirth.

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