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Sutter Health unveils new advertising today as part of a “brand relaunch”—a way of reintroducing the Northern California not-for-profit health care network to consumers...Read More about Sutter Health Honors Northern California as ‘Birthplace of Pioneers’ in New Advertising Campaign
Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group one of six physician organizations across the state to receive a 5-star designation Six physician organizations connected...Read More about Sutter Medical Network Physician Organizations Recognized for Quality Care
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that a team of Sutter Health doctors will serve as the Quakes’ official team physicians through the 2020...Read More about Earthquakes Announce Sutter Health Doctors as Official Team Physicians
Sutter Health has joined the IBM Watson Health medical imaging collaborative to find ways to use the power of the Watson supercomputer to identify and predict the risk of cancer, diabetes, and diseases of the eye, brain and heart for patients.
The collaborative is designed to provide IBM Watson a real-world experience and share real-world findings because hospitals and health systems may employ different imaging machines, operational approaches or medical protocols.
Watson is a cloud-based system that analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions in everyday language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining knowledge over time, from previous interactions. Read More about Sutter Health Joins IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative
Integrated PACE Services Coming to Stockton and Modesto Areas
WelbeHealth and Sutter Health have announced a partnership to expand Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offerings to new communities in the Stockton and Modesto areas, giving thousands of medically frail California seniors new access to comprehensive services that can keep them healthy and living independently in their homes and communities, rather than confined to hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.
Stockton is the largest city in California without PACE, an innovative and proven national model for holistic care that brings health care, social support, transportation, and insurance under a single care team focused on ensuring the highest quality of life for seniors they serve.
Sutter Health has operated one of the original PACE programs, based in Sacramento, for the past 25 years and, after many months of thoughtful discussion, has engaged WelbeHealth to launch and operate new PACE programs.
“There is an unprecedented level of mission alignment for us as healthcare partners,” according to Sutter Care at Home CEO Marcia Reissig, RN. “We both provide care for the most vulnerable patients, facilitating their ability to remain at home longer while reducing emergency room trips and inpatient stays. This is an ideal partnership for bringing the PACE model of elder care to more underserved communities.”
Sutter Health unveils new advertising today as part of a “brand relaunch”—a way of reintroducing the Northern California not-for-profit health care network to consumers and better defining what sets it apart from its competitors.
The new advertising campaign begins with fresh billboards and radio and TV commercials, plus streaming digital internet ads. The ads focus on how Sutter Health “proudly cares for the people of Northern California, birthplace of pioneers”—a home where Sutter Health has had roots for more than 100 years. In tribute to this cradle of innovation, the first phase of ads shine a spotlight on the babies Sutter Health care teams deliver daily across the network. The ads are available at http://www.sutterhealth.org/brand/. Read More about Sutter Health Honors Northern California as ‘Birthplace of Pioneers’ in New Advertising Campaign
Take a look back at some key milestones in 2016 – a year where Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area earned the distinguished honor of a top 5 large health system in the country from Truven Health Analytics™. The recognition acknowledges our network for achieving superior performance on five measures of care quality, patient satisfaction, cost per episode of illness and operational efficiency.
We took significant steps forward in expanding access to by improving how we deliver medical care and services throughout our communities.
Across our network, we continually explored new ways of enhancing quality of care and how we delivered that care.
As a not-for-profit organization we proudly support our communities. In 2016, we invested $957 million to provide community benefit to people across Northern California. These funds helped care for patients who couldn’t afford to pay, and to support programs that improve community health. Last year, we also donated more than $450,000 to help California wildfire relief; Oakland warehouse fire relief, food bank donations and veteran support services. Read More about State of Sutter: A look back at 2016
Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group one of six physician organizations across the state to receive a 5-star designation
Six physician organizations connected to not-for-profit Sutter Health received recognition today for providing high-quality care to patients from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California.
Using 13 clinical quality measures, IHA assigned star ratings to 186 physician organizations across the state based on how well they provided care to Medicare Advantage patients in 2015. Measures range from rates of breast exams and colorectal screenings to eye exams and blood sugar control for patients with diabetes.
Sutter Medical Network members honored for achieving a 4.5- or 5-star rating for 2016-17 include the following physician organizations:
5-Star Quality Performer
4.5-Star Quality Performers
Most Improved Performers
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that a team of Sutter Health doctors will serve as the Quakes’ official team physicians through the 2020 season. Since the start of the 2016 season, Sutter Health has also been the official jersey sponsor of the Earthquakes.
The team of physicians consists of Richard Gayle, M.D., Warren King, M.D., and Kier Ecklund, M.D. providing orthopedic care, with Daniel Ouyang, M.D. , and Scott Matthews, M.D., serving as team’s primary care physicians. These doctors are all aligned with Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Sutter Care at Home, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, announced that five of its home health sites have been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The five Top Agency Sutter Care at Home sites are Novato, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas and Santa Cruz.
The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center. Read More about HomeCare Elite Ranking for Five Sutter Sites