Quality

Sutter Health Physician Organizations Earn Top Honors for Patient Care

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Quality, Scroll Images

CAPG star logoSix Sutter Medical Network (SMN) physician organizations that participated in the annual CAPG Standards of Excellence Survey, ™ including all five medical foundations, earned Elite status—the highest honor awarded by CAPG, a trade association for physician organizations. The survey measures medical group infrastructure against multiple criteria, such as patient experience, population health and affordability.

SMN Elite Status winners (5 stars/highest recognition):

Physician organizations voluntarily participate in CAPG’s Standards of Excellence ™ survey. This year, 114 medical groups—covering more than 14 million patients nationwide— took part in the evaluation. The survey ratings, which assess medical group performance in six rigorous categories, help consumers evaluate a physician group’s technical quality, patient experience and affordability. Read More

Sutter Health and March of Dimes Renew Multi-Year Sponsor Agreement for March for Babies

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Quality

Courtesy March of DimesMarch of Dimes and Sutter Health announced today a multi-year March for Babies® sponsorship renewal through 2018. March for Babies, March of Dimes’ premier fundraiser, supports lifesaving research and educational programs that improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Sutter Health began supporting March of Dimes 19 years ago and has been the presenting sponsor of Northern California March for Babies since 2003. To-date, Sutter has raised nearly $8.7 million for the March of Dimes and the past four years has been the top healthcare March for Babies fundraising team in the nation.

In this renewal, Sutter Health continues as the signature sponsor of eleven March for Babies events across Northern and Central California in the communities of San Francisco, the East Bay area, the North Bay, Solano County, the greater Sacramento area, Silicon Valley, Pacific Grove, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno and Visalia. This year, 3 million people plan to participate in March for Babies events in 500 communities across the United States.  Read More

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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Sutter Health’s AIM Program Featured for Excellence in National Publication

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in Quality

Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program recently earned a spot in CAPG’s 2015 Case Studies in Excellence publication. CAPG’s annual report features case studies from among the country’s most innovative healthcare organizations.

The case study titled “Sutter Health’s AIM Program: Making a Difference in the Lives of Patients and their Families,” highlights AIM as a successful example of risk-based coordinated care and an example of how health providers can successfully improve systems to drive better quality and better care experience for patients.

AIM, available in 19 counties across Northern California, provides highly personalized, home-based medical care and emotional support to patients with advanced chronic illness so they can feel empowered to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

For more information, visit Sutter’s Advanced Illness Management website.

Twelve Years as Top Fundraiser for March of Dimes

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 in Community Benefit, Quality

newborn babySutter Health raised $659,437 for the March for Dimes this year, making 2015 Sutter’s 12th year as the top fundraising team in Northern California for the national foundation. The March of Dimes also recognized Sutter Health as its top healthcare fundraising team in the United States for the past five years.

Sutter Health has partnered with the March of Dimes since 1998 to promote safer birth experiences for moms and their babies. Over the past 17 years, the healthcare network raised more than $7.9 million to support life-saving research and programs that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and babies have a healthy start at life.

Women gave birth to more than 35,000 babies in Sutter-affiliated hospitals in 2014. For a comprehensive online guide to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn go to our Sutter Health Babies website.

U.S. News & World Report Names Sutter Health Hospitals Among Best in California

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Quality, Scroll Images

Four hospitals within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance in 16 adult specialties.

Sutter Health hospitals recognized among the top 50 in the state and top 10 in their metro area include:

San Francisco metro area

Sacramento metro area

In addition, California Pacific Medical Center received “high performer” recognitions in three specialties and a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 137 of the nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in at least one specialty. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, received “high performer” recognitions in four adult specialties.

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