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Sutter rolls out comfort on wheels
Lake County Record-Bee

Sutter Lakeside Hospital is delivering patients comfort — on wheels.

The Comfort Cart, which rolled out in early August, offers patients methods of controlling pain in place of or in addition to medication. It includes relaxing CDs, playing cards, magazines, lavender eye pillows, hot and cold packs, puzzles, coloring books and instructions on breathing for relaxation.

“A lot of hospitals affect pain with medication, which is one dimensional. Pain is very complex,” said Joe Prisco, manager of physical therapy at Sutter Lakeside Hospital.