Expanding Access

Sutter Health and UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Expanding Access

Sutter Health and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and Medicare Advantage plans access to Sutter Health facilities and physicians through 2017.

The renewed relationship expands the use of performance-based incentives designed to reward Sutter Health physicians for the quality of care delivered while managing medical costs. This includes providing certain Medicare patients with access to Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management program, which takes a home-based approach to providing chronically ill patients with physical and emotional support.   Read More

Sutter Health Named 2015 ‘Most Wired’

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Expanding Access, Quality, Scroll Images, We're Awesome

MostWired_Winner2015_JRecognized Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Not-for-profit Sutter Health earned recognition as one of 2015’s Most Wired™.

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Sutter Health’s 2014 Year in Review

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Scroll Images, Transformation

Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California.  This year our annual report focuses on our:

“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”

Sutter Health and CVS Health Create New Clinical Collaboration

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Expanding Access, Transformation, Wellness

Clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network announced a new clinical collaboration with CVS Health today. CVS Health will securely and safely provide prescription and visit information from MinuteClinics, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, to Sutter Health’s electronic health record (EHR) for Sutter Health patients who seek care through the nearly 1,000 MinuteClinics nationwide, and/or have prescriptions filled at a CVS/pharmacy. Through this collaboration, Sutter Health and MinuteClinic practitioners will also work together on planning strategies around chronic care, wellness and patient care coordination.

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Sutter Health Named “Owner of the Year”

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Expanding Access, Transformation, We're Awesome

collageEngineering News-Record (ENR) California selected Sutter Health as its 2015 “Owner of the Year” for our systemwide construction investment, innovation, sustainable design and commitment to community benefit.

The story highlighted upcoming and recently completed projects including California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Merritt PavilionEden Medical Center and and Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s San Carlos Center. The story also shares insights from our own expert construction partners at Boldt and SmithGroupJJR.

Read the article and learn more about how we earned the title.

Sutter Health Expands Health Plan to Sonoma County

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Expanding Access, Transformation

Sutter Health’s health plan that serves the greater Sacramento and Central Valley areas, Sutter Health Plus, will now offer its competitively priced products in the Sonoma County community. The announcement comes after the Department of Managed Health Care approved the HMO’s expansion plans.

Not-for-profit Sutter Health decided to start its own health plan as a way to partner directly with patients to manage their total health needs, including quality and cost of care. Now, after a full year of operations, Sutter Health Plus is ready to offer Sonoma County the same affordably priced HMO products available elsewhere in its service area.

In Sonoma County, Sutter Health Plus’ network includes the new $284 million state-of-the-art Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital; Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, including locations in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol and Healdsburg; Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods; and Novato Community Hospital in Marin County.

Sutter Health doctors and hospitals continue to contract with most major health plans. Head over to Sutter Health Plus’ newsroom for more details.