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Sutter Davis Hospital, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. Sutter Davis...Read More about Sutter Health Hospital Receives Nation’s Highest Award for Performance Excellence
Funds Support American Red Cross and International Medical Corps Sutter Health today announced a $200,000 donation to help support relief efforts following the devastating typhoon that swept across the Philippines last Friday. The American Red Cross International Disaster...Read More about Sutter Health Gives $200,000 to Help Relief Efforts in the Philippines
Sutter Health hospitals earned high marks in medical care quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a prestigious national patient safety organization. According to the scores, 76 percent of Sutter’s hospitals received a grade of “A” compared to 32 percent nationally....Read More about Sutter Hospitals Recognized for Quality Care
On Thursday night, the Sutter Coast Hospital board of directors took thoughtful, decisive action designed to help ensure that Sutter Coast is financially viable and able to meet the health care needs of our community now and in the future.
The board was compelled to act in response to a variety of challenges impacting health care and rural hospitals nationwide. Hospitals throughout the country are seeing a drop in the number inpatients needing services, in part because technology has allowed for more and more procedures to be done outside of hospitals. In addition, government reimbursement rates from Medicare and Medi-Cal continue to decline. Read More about Hospital Board of Directors Takes Action to Ensure Long-Term Viability of Sutter Coast Hospital and to Reaffirm Continued Presence of Local Board
Economists, the news media and others are sharing wide-ranging points of view about factors contributing to hospital prices.
Here’s our perspective:
We agree that our nation’s current approach to billing and pricing need improvement, and the hospital industry is working together to identify a better method.
We strive to be in the mid-range in our pricing and many factors influence the cost and prices of services provided by our hospitals. Read More about Sutter Health’s Perspective on Hospital Prices
For the fifth consecutive year, Sutter Health’s MyLifeStages received national recognition at the annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards, taking home the Gold Award in the category of “Best Overall Internet Site” in the “Consumer General Health” category.
Some 260 healthcare organizations, representing a broad industry spectrum, received recognition for their outstanding websites and digital communications during the Seventeenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference.
Sutter Davis Hospital, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
Sutter Davis Hospital is the first organization in the greater Sacramento area and first Northern California hospital to receive the honor. Pewaukee School District in Wisconsin and Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas also received awards.
“This milestone award recognizes a five-year journey of focused, collaborative work to continue advancing quality at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Gordon Hunt M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Sutter Davis serves as a role model for hospitals nationwide in providing patients with high-quality care.”
Hunt added, “Typically, it takes twice as long—a full decade—before Baldrige award applicants can demonstrate the caliber of performance to merit this honor. Raising the quality bar this high and sustaining it takes partnership and perseverance by every employee, doctor, nurse and volunteer at the hospital. I congratulate the entire team at Sutter Davis for their dedication.”
“In spite of the struggles that health care finds itself in today, there is great care being delivered every day to every patient at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Janet Wagner. “This recognition from the Baldrige foundation may seem like the end to a long journey; however, it is just a springboard to executing the many innovative ideas and processes that this complex health care environment demands.” Read More about Sutter Health Hospital Receives Nation’s Highest Award for Performance Excellence
Sutter Health today announced a $200,000 donation to help support relief efforts following the devastating typhoon that swept across the Philippines last Friday. The American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and International Medical Corps will both receive $100,000 from the not-for-profit health system.
“The massive devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is unimaginable,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “While the full extent of the damage continues to unfold, we hope our donation, and donations from others during this time, will help bring comfort and relief to those who need it the most.”
About the Donations:
“Typhoon Haiyan left a trail of devastation that is heartbreaking for the local community,” said Kathleen Weis, CEO for the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It is the generosity of donors like Sutter Health that help us to provide aid to those in need in the Philippines and other areas quickly so they can get the resources needed to recover from this tragedy.”
“Sutter Health’s swift and generous support will allow us to deliver lifesaving health services to families affected by the devastating typhoon in the Philippines,” said Nancy A. Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps. “As our emergency teams are reaching the hardest-hit areas, it is critical that we’re able to immediately deliver medical care and vital medicines. Sutter Health’s timely award will help International Medical Corps’ first responders to provide affected communities with health care, alleviate suffering and restore hope.”
Sutter’s Commitment as a Great Neighbor
As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. In 2013 alone, Sutter has donated nearly a half million dollars toward disaster relief efforts. In recent years, Sutter Health has made substantial donations to support humanitarian aid following disasters in Haiti, Japan, San Bruno and on the East Coast.
Sutter Health today announced a $25,000 donation to The Fisher House Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence, two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of service men and women in Northern California. The total contribution represents one part of a broad, longtime commitment by the not-for-profit health system to help veterans.
“We are deeply grateful for the service and sacrifice of veterans and active military personnel across the country, including the more than 1,200 veterans who work on our Sutter Health team,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health.
Fry added, “We believe strongly that it’s our duty to support veterans. That’s why Sutter Health makes it a priority to recruit military members and to support organizations that support veterans.”
Ten Sutter Health network hospitals in Northern California and Hawaii earned recognition as Top Performers by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. Only 33 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in the U.S. earned the distinction.
Determined from accountability measures reported in 2012, hospitals showing exemplary performance use evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions.
Sutter Health’s recognized hospitals include: Read More about Ten Sutter Health Hospitals Honored as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ from The Joint Commission