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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...Read More about 21 Sutter Health Affiliates Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
Modern Healthcare has named Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans to its “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Healthcare” list. This prestigious recognition honors female executives in health...Read More about Sarah Krevans Named Among ‘Top 25 Most Influential Women in Healthcare’
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
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.
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:
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 about Sutter Health Names New CEO of Physician Services
The Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers announced its financial performance for 2016. Total income for 2016 was $554 million (or 5 percent of revenue), compared to $81 million in 2015. The system’s total 2016 operating revenues were $12 billion compared to $11 billion in 2015. Sutter Health posted $252 million in investment income and changes in net unrealized gains and losses from investments classified as trading in 2016, compared to ($142) million the prior year. Sutter Health’s combined 2016 income from the day-to-day operations of its hospitals, care centers and other services was $370 million, compared to $287 million in 2015.
Community-Based Investments to Improve Access to Health Care
Sutter Health invested $972 million in new facilities and lifesaving technology throughout Northern California in 2016—extending its total investment to nearly $10 billion during the last 10 years. Most notably, Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center continues to take shape in San Francisco with two new and innovative hospitals that will meet current seismic regulations. One is in the city center at Van Ness and Geary, the other is in the Mission District at Valencia and Cesar Chavez. Additionally, Sutter Health continues to facilitate access to physician clinics through construction projects in multiple communities, including Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
“We are proud that more patients and their families trusted us with their care in 2016, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our communities,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans. “We continued our commitment to care for the poor, we were able to invest more in lifesaving technology and updated facilities, and we focused on how innovation can improve care.”
Care for the Underserved
Like many hospitals and health care networks across the state, Sutter Health received reimbursements from the Hospital Fee Program in 2016, which decreased its total Medi-Cal and community benefit investment. In 2016, Sutter Health received net reimbursement of $222 million, compared to $113 million in 2015. The Hospital Fee Program imposes fees to hospitals by the State of California that are matched with federal funds and then funds are distributed back to the State of California. This program helps hospitals offset the costs for expanding services to the most vulnerable population. And, since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, greater numbers of previously uninsured people now have health care coverage through the Medi-Cal program.
The payments for patients that are covered by Medi-Cal does not cover the full costs of providing care. In 2016, Sutter Health invested $388 million more than the state paid to care for Medi-Cal patients—compared to $712 million during 2015. Medi-Cal accounted for 19 percent of Sutter Health’s gross patient service revenues in 2016, compared to 20 percent in 2015. Sutter Health hospitals care for more Medi-Cal patients in our Northern California service area than any other system.
Sutter Health’s total investment in community benefit in 2016 was $669 million, compared to $957 million in 2015. This amount includes traditional charity care and unreimbursed costs of providing care to Medi-Cal patients, as well as investments in health education and public benefit such as community clinics and prenatal care for low-income patients. Read More about Sutter Health Announces 2016 Financial Performance
Modern Healthcare has named Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans to its “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Healthcare” list.
This prestigious recognition honors female executives in health care who have influenced their organizations through leading change, policy and health care delivery improvement. The biennial program recognizes women in a variety of leadership roles across the country, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments, as well as their mentoring and willingness to serve as a role model for others.
Read more about Sarah Krevans and this honor on Modern Healthcare’s website. And take a look at what Sarah told Modern Healthcare in “C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short.”
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.”