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HomeCare Elite Ranking for Five Sutter Sites

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in Quality

Sutter Care at Home, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, announced that five of its home health sites have been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The five Top Agency Sutter Care at Home sites are Novato, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas and Santa Cruz.


The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center. Read More

Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn 2016 Top Hospital Distinction

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Quality, We're Awesome

The Leapfrog Group® named two Sutter Health hospital campuses to its annual list of Top Hospitals. The elite distinction honors hospitals that demonstrate excellence in safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group awards the Top Hospital recognition to less than three percent of all eligible hospitals.

Sutter Health hospital campuses named as Top Hospitals in 2016 include:

“Our doctors and hospitals partner together to coordinate care, which absolutely contributes to improved patient outcomes,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Our integrated approach also plays a big part in enhancing the patient experience and controlling costs—all elements that are important to those who place their trust in our care. We take that responsibility very seriously and are proud to continue innovating on their behalf.” Read More

Sutter Health Welcomes CEO of Health Plan Products

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Phil Jackson

Sutter Health announced today the appointment of veteran health plan and health system leader Phil Jackson to oversee its not-for-profit Sutter Health Plus HMO plan and its self-insured SutterSelect plan for employees.

Jackson, who joins Sutter Health in January as CEO of health plan products, will also lead product development and serve as Sutter Health’s most senior sales leader, developing and managing relationships with employers, payer partners and brokers. Read More

Sutter Health Joins Oakland Athletics in Fire Relief Effort

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in Community Benefit

Sutter Health and the Oakland Athletics are partnering to support those affected by the deadly Oakland warehouse fire.

Over the last few days the Northern California community has been stunned by the tragic loss of life, the grief and trauma, and the enormous impact on our community and first responders resulting from the fire.

“Sutter Health extends our deepest condolences to the victims’ loved ones and all others affected, and we have made a $75,000 donation to the Oakland A’s Community Fund,” said Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health president and CEO. The collaborative fundraising effort among community partners and the Oakland mayor’s office will support the Relief Fund for Victims of the Oakland Fire.

All funds collected will be directed to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the Oakland Fire.

“We made this donation on behalf of our compassionate employees, physicians and volunteers to help those greatly impacted by this tragic event,” said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health Bay Area.

Sutter Health Appoints Rishi Sikka, M.D. as President of System Enterprises

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Transformation

Sutter Healthphoto of Rishi Sikka, M.D. has named Rishi Sikka, M.D. as president of system enterprises. A new role in the not-for-profit health system, Dr. Sikka will have executive oversight of systemwide services including Shared Services, Pharmacy, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Sutter Care at Home, Care Coordination and Sutter’s Shared Lab. He will join Sutter in early February 2017. Read More