Quality

Sutter Health Physician Organizations Earn Elite Honors

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Quality, Scroll Images

Six Sutter Medical Network (SMN) physician organizations that participated in the 2017 Standards of ExcellenceTM (SOE®) member survey, including all five medical foundations, earned Elite status today—the highest honor awarded by CAPG, a trade association for physician organizations. The survey measures criteria such as patient experience, population health and affordability.

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

“Our doctors and Sutter care teams continually focus on thinking ahead, learning and innovating to meet the needs of our patients and make them feel supported,” said Jeff Burnich, M.D., senior vice president of Sutter Health’s Medical and Market Networks. “We’re proud of our efforts to improve quality, safety and accessibility, and to provide meaningful care to those we serve in Northern California.”

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Sutter Health Hospitals Honored for High Quality Stroke Care

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Quality

Five hospitals within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network in Northern California received recognition this month for providing a high level of stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as part of the 2017 “Get With The Guidelines” awards.

Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center each earned a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Read More

21 Sutter Health Affiliates Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in Quality, Scroll Images

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:

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Sutter Health Joins IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Quality, Research

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

Sutter Medical Network Physician Organizations Recognized for Quality Care

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Quality, Scroll Images

Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group one of six physician organizations across the state to receive a 5-star designation

Six physician organizations connected to not-for-profit Sutter Health received recognition today for providing high-quality care to patients from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California.

Using 13 clinical quality measures, IHA assigned star ratings to 186 physician organizations across the state based on how well they provided care to Medicare Advantage patients in 2015. Measures range from rates of breast exams and colorectal screenings to eye exams and blood sugar control for patients with diabetes.

Sutter Medical Network members honored for achieving a 4.5- or 5-star rating for 2016-17 include the following physician organizations:

5-Star Quality Performer

4.5-Star Quality Performers

Most Improved Performers

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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.

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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