Sutter Health Physician Organizations Rated Among Best of Calif. Doctors

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Quality

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Sutter Health Media Line – (916) 286-6695

Sutter Health Physician Organizations Rated Among Best of Calif. Doctors

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2013 – Six physician organizations in the Sutter Medical Network received top honors from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) in its annual Standards of Excellence Survey.

Elite Status (4 stars / highest recognition)

  • Brown and Toland Physicians
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
  • Sutter Medical Foundation

Exemplary Status (3 stars)

  • Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

The survey assesses how medical groups across California meet the escalating expectations of health care purchasers and patients. It focuses on the tools and processes physician organizations have in place to improve patient experience and health care affordability.

“We’re dedicated to providing patients with high-value—a powerful combination of excellent clinical quality, lower overall costs and exceptional personalized service,” said Jeff Burnich, senior vice president and executive officer of the Sutter Medical Network. “Organizations like CAPG, and its annual Standards of Excellence Survey, help doctors and other caregivers across Sutter Health continually assess our services and identify new ways we can further improve care.”

Physician organizations voluntarily participate in CAPG’s Standards of Excellence survey. This year, 84 medical groups and independent practice associations, collectively caring for 11.6 million Californians, voluntarily participated in the survey.

About Sutter Health

Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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