Mitch Hanna

Let these men serve district

Robert Tice-Raskin and Scott Hopper for Pleasant Ridge Union School Board Trustees As a former member of the Pleasant Ridge Union School Board of Trustees, I am pleased to endorse ...

Hospital’s new imaging unit through the roof

A new MRI system installed this week will enhance diagnostic imaging services at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. On Friday, the hospital, an affiliate of Sutter Health, took deliver ...

Bottom line more important than people

 Dear Mr. (Mitch) Hanna, CEO of Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital: It was disappointing to read of the possible closure of the SAFH Family Birthing Center (Journal, May 3). Being one ...

Local women’s group gets growing for health

Some Auburn-area women now have a community garden, thanks to advocacy and partnerships. On Saturday, members of the group, sponsored by the Latino Leadership Council, began the w ...

Hospital's first pharmacist to receive Healthcare Award

When what was then known as Auburn Faith Community Hospital opened in the 1960s, pharmacist Wes Fain established and nurtured its pharmacy. By the time he retired in 1992, he was s ...

Sutter Auburn Faith harvests sunshine to save energy

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital officially unveiled its new $6 million solar installation Wednesday. The 3,000 solar panels in a two-system configuration have a capacity of 700 kilo ...

Healthcare Award spotlights three decades of community service

A physician and community leader who’s been making a difference in Auburn for more than three decades is this year’s Healthcare Award honoree. Dr. Bill Kirby’s association w ...

Hospital unveils second-floor remodel

A just-completed renovation of Sutter Auburn Faith’s second-floor is being unveiled today. The project, which includes cosmetic and technological updates, is the first component ...

New deliveries to birth center: pool, playground

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s family birth center is focusing on growth. The center, which 18 months ago faced declining births and the loss of two of its three obstetricians, ...

Numbers and needs of patients change; hospital will change with them

The relocation of the Acute Rehab Unit to Roseville in late November opened up 11 additional beds at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Shorter hospital stays and more procedures tran ...

It’s a juggling act for Sutter Auburn leader

Running a community hospital means ensuring the best possible care while being a good steward of resources. It’s a daily decision-making job that Mitch Hanna, chief administrat ...

Long-time M.D. honored by community

During his nearly six decades practicing medicine, he made his share of house calls and was available around the clock. And often he’d dispense a little humor along with the pres ...

Our View: Hospital needs our support to stay healthy

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is critical to the Auburn community. It deserves support from residents, local government and business professionals. But a scare that could have cri ...

Auburn hospital faces possible retrofit

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is one of 1,100 non-conforming hospitals in the state which would be required to retrofit its buildings to withstand an earthquake. But Sutter offical ...

Hospital’s acute rehab unit to close

The acute rehabilitation unit at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital will close sometime in early December. After a feasibility study conducted in 2003, the regional board of the Sutter ...