Sutter Health Named Among Top U.S. Health Systems

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Quality, Scroll Images

Highest Performing Systems Consistently Deliver Higher Quality More Efficiently

Truven Health Analytics Top 15 Health Systems logo

Truven Health AnalyticsTM today named Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area among the top-performing health systems in the country. In its 15 Top Health Systems® study, Truven recognized Sutter Health and its Valley Area as two of the nation’s top five performers among large health care systems.

Truven gathered data from 338 health systems and nearly 3,000 hospitals. It singled out 15 large, medium and small health systems that achieved superior performance based on a combined score of five measures of care quality, patient satisfaction, cost per episode of illness and operational efficiency.

The Sutter Health Valley Area, which encompasses the greater Sacramento and San Joaquin valley regions, is larger than many health systems in the nation. Accordingly, Truven evaluated the Valley Area’s combined performance and size, as well as the performance of the entire Sutter Health system. Both received top five recognition in Truven’s “large system” category.

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Google Glass Startup Augmedix Secures $17 Million Strategic Investment from Five Leading Healthcare Systems

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 in Transformation

Major Healthcare Systems, including Sutter Health, Dignity Health, CHI and TriHealth, to Scale Augmedix EHR Charting Service Across Their Organizations with a Mission to Rehumanize the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health’s vice president, chief of digital patient experience

Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health’s vice president, chief of digital patient experience

Augmedix, Inc., today announced that it has closed a $17 million strategic round of funding that includes investments from five leading healthcare systems from across the U.S, including: Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), TriHealth Inc. and one more. Together, these organizations have over 100,000 healthcare providers who treat millions of patients nationwide.

Today’s strategic round will enable Augmedix and its investors to scale the Google Glass-powered service across health systems and private clinics nationwide. The service frees doctors from hours of mandated charting and documentation so they can get back to the work they love: taking care of patients. Read More

Oakland A’s Sign Sutter Health as Preferred Healthcare Provider

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Sutter Health Backstop The Oakland Athletics and Sutter Health today announced a multi-year partnership agreement that names the Northern California network as the team’s preferred healthcare provider. Through this partnership, the team and Sutter Health will promote health and wellness initiatives, including a new youth wellness program.

“We have been impressed with Sutter Health’s world-class care for years through two of our team doctors (team orthopedist Dr. Jon Dickinson and team physician Dr. Allan Pont),” said Michael Crowley, president of the Oakland Athletics. “Now, we proudly join forces in the community as well. Sutter Health exemplifies community commitment, and together, we will develop and expand programs to help A’s fans and Northern California residents stay active and healthy.” Read More

Sutter Health Announces New Innovative Clinic for Walk-In Healthcare

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Expanding Access, Scroll Images


New care centers offer same-day appointments, convenient and comfortable locations

Sutter Walk-in Care site renderingsSutter Health announced the opening of three Sutter Walk-In Care locations in the greater Sacramento area.

Sutter Walk-In Care, a service of Sutter Medical Foundation, offers quick, convenient healthcare for everyday illnesses and health needs in a standalone storefront that is easily accessible for local communities. The first location opens at 8 a.m. April 4 in Roseville. Two additional Sutter Walk-In Care locations will open in Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills in late April and mid May, respectively. Read More

Sutter Health Announces 2015 Financial Performance

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare service providers announced its financial performance for 2015. Total income for 2015 was $81 million (or 1 percent of revenue), compared to $402 million in 2014. The system’s total 2015 operating revenues were $11 billion compared to $10.1 billion in 2014. Sutter Health posted ($142) million in investment income and changes in net unrealized gains and losses from investments classified as trading in 2015, compared to $39 million the prior year. Sutter Health’s combined 2015 income from the day-to-day operations of its hospitals, care centers and other services was $287 million, compared to $419 million in 2014.

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Stephen Lockhart Named as a Hospital and Health System ‘CMO to Know’

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Dr. Stephen LockhartToday, Becker’s Hospital Review released its 2016 list of “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know,” featuring esteemed clinical leaders from healthcare organizations across the nation. The publication selected Sutter Health’s Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer, among them.

A respected Sutter Health physician leader for more than a decade, Dr. Lockhart stepped into his role as chief medical officer in January 2015. Dr. Lockhart oversees patient-care quality and safety, research and education for the not-for-profit healthcare network. He brings to his role more than 30 years of healthcare experience and extensive knowledge as an administrator, board-certified anesthesiologist, university professor, published author, and nationally recognized environmentalist and humanitarian.

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Celebrating Leap Day Babies!

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

close up of a baby laying downThose born on Feb. 29 earn the title of “leaplings,” and Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals helped welcome some of these special little ones into the world this past Leap Day.

A pair of fraternal twin boys—Miles, born on Feb. 28 and Walter, born on Leap Day—will have birthdays years apart after they were born around midnight at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Meet the new parents and their two new additions on KRON, KTVU and in the Contra Costa Times. Read More