Sutter Medical Network Physician Organizations Earn Quality Honors

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Quality

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Receives Quality Performer Award for 11th Consecutive Year


IHA logoSeven physician organizations connected to Sutter Health received recognition today for their excellence in medical care from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California.

Nearly 200 physician organizations, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 9 million patients, participate in the IHA statewide Pay for Performance (P4P) program. In addition to recognizing efforts to offer patients the highest quality medical care possible, IHA honored physician organizations that demonstrated the greatest improvement in care quality from 2012 to 2013. Sutter Medical Network members honored include the following physician organizations.

 Sacramento/Central Valley Region

San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area

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Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer Announces Retirement

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Gordon Hunt, M.D.SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014—Sutter Health Chief Medical Officer Gordon Hunt, M.D., 67, will retire in April 2015 after 20 years of dedicated service and leadership to the not-for-profit network.

“When I think about a leader who personifies Sutter Health’s promise to partner with patients and each other to provide an unmatched experience, Dr. Gordon Hunt immediately comes to mind,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “Dr. Hunt has been the compassionate leadership force behind multiple initiatives that demonstrate the highest value our network of care can offer—improved care quality for patients.” Read More

Tuneup Tips for Men of All Ages

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Wellness

Three generationsGuys, it’s no secret you shy away from visiting your doctor. A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found nearly 26 percent of men in the United States do not have a regular source of health care. You may find it easier to book that appointment if you know what health tests you need. Read More

Celebrating 11 Years as a Top Fundraiser for March of Dimes

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Community Benefit

Collage: March of Dimes Walk and Sutter Health employees with CHP's "Chipper"Sutter Health raised $652,537 for the March for Dimes this year, making 2014 Sutter’s 11th year as the top fundraising team in Northern California for the national foundation. The March of Dimes also recognized Sutter Health as its top health care fundraising team in the United States for the past four years.

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Sutter Gould Medical Foundation to Open New Care Center in Turlock

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Transformation

Turlock Care Center FINAL

On Aug. 18, 2014, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) opens its new care center at 3100 W. Christoffersen Parkway in Turlock, replacing its existing clinic at 1015 E. Main Street.

The new, state-of-the-art-facility offers primary care, specialty care, urgent care, laboratory and radiology services—all in one convenient location with ample parking. Read More

Longtime Sutter Health CFO Announces Retirement; 30-Year Finance Leader Named as Successor

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014—Sutter Health Chief Financial Officer Bob Reed will retire in January 2015 after 18 years of dedicated service and leadership to the not-for-profit network.

Bob ReedJeff SpragueJeff Sprague, Sutter’s senior vice president, financial operations, will succeed Reed as CFO. Read More

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Expanding Access, Transformation

Collage with three images: exterior building, family looking out window and patient roomThis weekend, Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will open its new Merritt Pavilion to patients.

The Merritt Pavilion, located in Oakland, includes 238 private patient rooms designed with the healing and comfort of patients and their families in mind. The spacious rooms include large showers, recliners or sofa beds and a flat-panel TV entertainment system that offers on-demand movies, music and health-related programs. Rooms are accessible for our patients with disabilities and equipped with overhead patient lifts for the safety and comfort of patients and staff.

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