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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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$20 Million Gift Establishes Michael and Judith Gaulke Innovation Hatchery Endowment Fund at Sutter Health

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Scroll Images, Transformation

Gift from Longtime Silicon Valley Couple Focuses on Human-Centered Care and Innovation

Michael and Judith Gaulke donated $20 million to establish the Michael and Judith Gaulke Innovation Hatchery Endowment Fund at Sutter Health.

A Silicon Valley couple, who believe strongly in giving back to their community, donated $20 million to establish the Michael and Judith Gaulke Innovation Hatchery Endowment Fund at Sutter Health. The Gaulke gift is the single largest donation in the not-for-profit healthcare network’s history. Sutter’s Innovation Hatchery, part of the network’s deeper commitment to innovation, is an incubator for identifying creative solutions to healthcare challenges, validating their effectiveness in real-world settings and integrating them into patient care as quickly and safely as possible. Read More

New Partnership to Galvanize Workplace Mental Health Efforts

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Expanding Access, Scroll Images, Uncategorized, We're Awesome, Wellness

Sutter Health is partnering with One Mind at Work and the Steinberg Institute to transform employer-based approaches aimed at improving employee well-being, reducing business costs and addressing the social prejudice that affects 1-in-4 people worldwide who have mental health conditions.

Sutter and the Steinberg Institute will provide expertise, resources and leadership to bolster the reach and impact of One Mind at Work—a global coalition of leading employers driving the adoption of workplace best practices in brain fitness and mental health. The organizations are announcing the partnership in May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Through this game-changing partnership, our two organizations will join One Mind at Work and its existing partners to take action, empower employers to more effectively address workplace mental health, and make a difference in a coordinated way,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “As a healthcare employer, Sutter Health knows firsthand the hurdles organizations and employees face — from stigma to barriers to service — and we look forward to sharing our ongoing efforts and experiences in creating a healthier workforce.” 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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Sarah Krevans Named Among ‘Top 25 Most Influential Women in Healthcare’

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Sarah KrevansModern Healthcare has named Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans to its “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Healthcare” list.

This prestigious recognition honors female executives in health care who have influenced their organizations through leading change, policy and health care delivery improvement. The biennial program recognizes women in a variety of leadership roles across the country, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments, as well as their mentoring and willingness to serve as a role model for others.

Read more about Sarah Krevans and this honor on Modern Healthcare’s website. And take a look at what Sarah told Modern Healthcare in “C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short.”

Sutter Health Honors Northern California as ‘Birthplace of Pioneers’ in New Advertising Campaign

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Sutter Health unveils new advertising today as part of a “brand relaunch”—a way of reintroducing the Northern California not-for-profit health care network to consumers and better defining what sets it apart from its competitors.

The new advertising campaign begins with fresh billboards and radio and TV commercials, plus streaming digital internet ads. The ads focus on how Sutter Health “proudly cares for the people of Northern California, birthplace of pioneers”—a home where Sutter Health has had roots for more than 100 years. In tribute to this cradle of innovation, the first phase of ads shine a spotlight on the babies Sutter Health care teams deliver daily across the network. The ads are available at http://www.sutterhealth.org/brand/. Read More