Sutter Health Welcomes New Chief Marketing & Branding Officer

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Arra G. Yerganian

Arra Yerganian, chief marketing & branding officer.

Arra G. Yerganian joins Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network as its first chief marketing & branding officer.

Recognized by colleagues as an innovator in residence, a marketing visionary and a customer experience evangelist, Yerganian brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the leading Northern California health network serving 3 million patients and their families.

Yerganian will lead Sutter Health’s comprehensive and differentiated brand strategy that reflects the network’s innovative market-driven and value-added solutions, as well as underscore its commitment as Northern California’s first choice for providing personalized high-value healthcare.

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Conservation Efforts Sprout Across the Sutter Health Network

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Community Benefit

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As a not-for-profit health care network, Sutter Health strives to make the community healthier—this includes doing our part to create a sustainable environment. From conservation and recycling to green construction, Sutter Health finds and implements eco-friendly practices that nurture our communities and allow us to continue providing the high-quality care and exceptional service our patients expect and deserve.

Industry Background and Trends

Health care facilities by their very nature use a great deal of natural resources. Over the past several years, these facilities have been able to implement changes thanks to a focus on energy efficiency and conservation within the industry. Now, many new hospitals incorporate sustainable design into their very early planning stages. That means designing for energy efficiency, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices and reducing the overall environmental impact of healthcare operations.

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Update: Sutter Donation Makes Life-Changing Difference in Nepal

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in Community Benefit

In April, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people and leaving millions homeless. To support humanitarian relief efforts there, Sutter Health donated $500,000 to two international disaster aid organizations: International Medical Corps and Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund. Each organization received $250,000 from the not-for-profit health system.

Recently, both organizations provided more detail on how Sutter Health’s donations helped bring life-saving care—including mobile medical unit support, medicine, food and shelter—to earthquake victims:

International Medical Corps organized emergency response teams that brought medical care to people in the areas hardest hit by the quake:

  • Provided health services for 185,000 people—including 4,547 clinical consultations
  • Supported two central hospitals that provided surgeries and post-operative care
  • Deployed mobile medical units to bring urgently needed medicine and supplies to nearly 100,000 people in hard-to-reach villages
  • Constructed more than 660 latrines and 190 hand-washing stations used by about 16,500 people
  • Gave cash grants for food and shelter to about 25,000 men, women and children who lost everything in the disaster

Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund organized more than 7,000 volunteers, staff and other team members to support people in the most affected communities. The group continues to meet with Nepal’s government and the Nepal Red Cross to plan for long-term recovery. Specifically, the Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund:

  • Distributed 105,000 tarps and 27,000 blankets to quake victims
  • Provided essential water and sanitation services—including 600,000 water purification tablets
  • Delivered more than 5,000 non-food relief kits and 79,000 bars of soap

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U.S. News & World Report Names Sutter Health Hospitals Among Best in California

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Quality, Scroll Images

Four hospitals within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance in 16 adult specialties.

Sutter Health hospitals recognized among the top 50 in the state and top 10 in their metro area include:

San Francisco metro area

Sacramento metro area

In addition, California Pacific Medical Center received “high performer” recognitions in three specialties and a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 137 of the nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in at least one specialty. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, received “high performer” recognitions in four adult specialties.

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Sutter Health Named 2015 ‘Most Wired’

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Expanding Access, Quality, Scroll Images, We're Awesome

MostWired_Winner2015_JRecognized Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Not-for-profit Sutter Health earned recognition as one of 2015’s Most Wired™.

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Sutter Health’s 2014 Year in Review

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Scroll Images, Transformation

Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California.  This year our annual report focuses on our:

“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”

A Message From CEO Pat Fry on Marriage Equality Supreme Court Ruling

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Pat Fry headshotIn a landmark ruling earlier today, the United States Supreme Court backed same-sex marriage nationwide. Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry issued the following statement:

“We applaud today’s Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. It reflects Sutter Health’s long-held belief that employees and patients committed to same-sex relationships should have equal opportunities. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce, where employees can reach their full potential and all employees have access to health benefits for their partners. Valuing one another’s differences also helps us more personally care for our patients as we appreciate their unique needs.”