Sutter Health Physician Leader Appointed to National Committee

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Steven Lane, M.D., Sutter Health’s clinical informatics director of Privacy, Information Security and Interoperability, was recently appointed to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (ONC). ONC is the principal federal agency that coordinates nationwide efforts to use the most advanced health information technology and electronic exchange of health information.

“This appointment is a clear recognition of Dr. Lane’s personal and passionate commitment to health technology, health data exchange, systems interoperability and information security—all in the interest of providing the highest possible quality patient care,” said Sutter Health Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jon Manis.

Dr. Lane, a physician at Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation, is recognized nationally for his work in interoperability and health information exchange. He recently hosted the California Health Information Exchange Regional User Group meeting with representatives from more than 15 medical centers and physician groups from four western states. His work with the ONC will support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.

New Partnership to Galvanize Workplace Mental Health Efforts

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Expanding Access, Scroll Images, Uncategorized, We're Awesome, Wellness

Sutter Health is partnering with One Mind at Work and the Steinberg Institute to transform employer-based approaches aimed at improving employee well-being, reducing business costs and addressing the social prejudice that affects 1-in-4 people worldwide who have mental health conditions.

Sutter and the Steinberg Institute will provide expertise, resources and leadership to bolster the reach and impact of One Mind at Work—a global coalition of leading employers driving the adoption of workplace best practices in brain fitness and mental health. The organizations are announcing the partnership in May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Through this game-changing partnership, our two organizations will join One Mind at Work and its existing partners to take action, empower employers to more effectively address workplace mental health, and make a difference in a coordinated way,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “As a healthcare employer, Sutter Health knows firsthand the hurdles organizations and employees face — from stigma to barriers to service — and we look forward to sharing our ongoing efforts and experiences in creating a healthier workforce.” Read More

Sutter Health Leaders Honored as Influential Women

Posted on May 5, 2017 in We're Awesome

Sarah Krevans and Janet Wagner

Sarah Krevans and Janet Wagner

The San Francisco Business Times today recognized Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health and Janet Wagner, CEO of Sutter Health’s Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, in its “2017 Most Influential Women in Business” publication. The edition celebrates female business leaders across many industries.

Published annually, the recognition shines a spotlight on inspiring women who set the gold standard for leadership, and who have significant impact on their industries, the community, and other aspiring leaders.

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Sutter Health Names New Chief External Affairs Officer

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sutter Health announced today the appointment of Grace Davis as chief external affairs officer.

Davis will lead the comprehensive external affairs strategy that builds on Sutter Health’s strong community ties and its dedication to improving the health of all through its not-for-profit mission.

“In the face of unprecedented change in healthcare, our pioneering care team is committed to remaining a steady, trusted source for equitable healthcare,” said Jill Ragsdale, Sutter Health’s senior vice president and chief people and culture officer. “Grace will play an instrumental role in advancing that focus by leading a coordinated approach to public affairs and community benefit across our network.”

Davis joins Sutter Health from Intel Corporation, where she spent the last 17 years in a series of leadership roles within the company. She most recently oversaw public affairs for Intel’s manufacturing and employment footprint in the U.S. and overseas markets, including China, Southeast Asia, Israel, Ireland and Latin America.

Before joining Intel, Davis served as the executive director for TechAmerica, now part of CompTIA, where she managed a council consisting of 900 high-tech companies. She also spent a few years on Capitol Hill as a press secretary and legislative director.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Jose State University. Additionally, she has served on multiple boards of directors, including the Bay Area Council, California Manufacturers and Technology Association, United Way of Sacramento, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, which she chaired in 2014. She was recognized in 2013 by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of its “Women who Mean Business” honorees.

Sutter Health Provides Care Packs for Homeless

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Community Benefit

As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health is committed to serving the needs of its communities. To help support homeless children and families in the Sacramento area, leaders across the Sutter Health network recently collected items and filled more than 500 care packages for Volunteers of America’s Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter.

The care packages included essential items such as toiletries, socks, healthy snacks, and age-appropriate teen and children books and school supplies.

Watch leaders explain why the packs matter.

21 Sutter Health Affiliates Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in Quality, Scroll Images

Twenty-one affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.

“Valuing the diversity in our workforce and our patients is key to who we are at Sutter Health,” said Jill Ragsdale, senior vice president and chief people and culture officer for Sutter Health. “As a healthcare organization and a major employer in the more than 100 communities we serve in Northern California, we’re proud of earning this recognition and we’re committed to continuously pursuing ways we can enhance care for our LGBTQ community.”

The 21 Sutter Health affiliates earning a spot on the 2017 HEI Index include:

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Sutter Health Names New CEO of Physician Services

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sutter Health announced today the appointment of Jeremy Eaves as CEO of Sutter Physician Services (SPS). Eaves begins his new role April 24.

“Jeremy’s leadership and results-oriented focus is an excellent fit into our ongoing work supporting those who care for patients,” said Ed Berdick, leader of Sutter Health’s Shared Services. “Our goal is to always be thinking ahead, learning and innovating. Jeremy’s vision, dedication and team-first approach will keep us ahead of the curve and help caregivers remain in the best position to deliver exceptional care.”

An experienced leader in the health care industry, Eaves currently works at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he serves as senior vice president of Financial Operations. From 2008 to 2014, he served as vice president of Revenue Cycle Management at Baylor Health Care System. The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, Baylor Scott & White includes more than 1,000 care sites and 48 hospitals. Read More