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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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Earthquakes Announce Sutter Health Doctors as Official Team Physicians

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in Scroll Images, Wellness

Dr. Richard Gayle consults with Marvell Wynne, defender for the San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that a team of Sutter Health doctors will serve as the Quakes’ official team physicians through the 2020 season. Since the start of the 2016 season, Sutter Health has also been the official jersey sponsor of the Earthquakes.

The team of physicians consists of Richard Gayle, M.D., Warren King, M.D., and Kier Ecklund, M.D. providing orthopedic care, with Daniel Ouyang, M.D. , and Scott Matthews, M.D., serving as team’s primary care physicians. These doctors are all aligned with Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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Sutter Health Donates $255,000 to Food Banks

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

 

Catherine Nishikawa, R.D., manager of Nutrition and Food Services at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and Seniors First Executive Director, Jamee Horning.

Catherine Nishikawa, R.D., Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital manager of Nutrition and Food Services with Seniors First Executive Director, Jamee Horning.

Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 30 food banks across Northern California, and in Oregon and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health system enables local food banks to serve healthy meals to those in need this winter.

“Every day thousands of our neighbors, including children and families, worry about when they’ll have their next meal. Hunger deprives too many people of the energy to focus, learn and grow. By supporting local food banks, we help feed our communities, and support a hunger-free and healthier world,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health.

Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past eight years total more than $1.8 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.

As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. Sutter Health’s total community benefit investment increased 25 percent to $957 million in 2015. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education and community clinics.

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Sutter Health Donates $35,000 to Support Veterans and Active Duty Military

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Gifts Provide Resources for Lodging and Wellness Needs

Registered In-House Counsel at Sutter Health, Edward S. Fabi, left, shares his gratitude to the Fisher House Foundation team

Registered In-House Counsel at Sutter Health, Edward S. Fabi, left, shares his gratitude to members of the Fisher House Foundation team. Fabi spent nearly 10 years in active duty service with the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps.

As part of a broader commitment to support military personnel and their families, the not-for-profit Sutter Health network donated a total of $35,000 to Fisher House Foundation and Operation HomeFront—two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of service men and women in Northern California.

“Our nation is grateful for the selfless service and bravery of our veterans and active military,” said Sarah Krevans, CEO of Sutter Health. “We’re especially proud of the nearly 1,400 veterans who are part of our Sutter Health family. These team members enhance our organization with diverse skills and experience from their military life, often earned in the face of adversity. It is our privilege to count them as partners who help us deliver care that is meaningful to our patients and families.” Read More

Sutter Health CEO Named to ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’ List

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Scroll Images, We're Awesome

Sarah KrevansModern Healthcare recently named Sutter Health president and CEO, Sarah Krevans, to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2016.”

In January 2016, Krevans became president and CEO of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network. Under her leadership, Truven Health Analytics named Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area among America’s top five large health systems earlier this year. Truven Analytics’ independent data show that top performers like Sutter Health save more lives, have fewer complications and spend less per patient episode of care. Read More

Sutter Health Donates $100,000 to California Wildfire Relief

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Cal fire helicopter

Photo courtesy CalFire

Sutter Health this week donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Gold Country Region to help bring food, shelter and other resources to families affected by the ongoing California wildfires.

“Our Sutter Lakeside Hospital has been part of Lake County, where the Clayton fire is burning, since 1945 and neighbors help each other in times of need,” said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health’s Bay Area Operating Unit. “I hope our donation brings hope and healing to our community.”

“We are extremely grateful for this generous donation from Sutter Health,” said Gold Country CEO Gary Strong. “Donations to the Red Cross enable us to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from devastating events.”

As of Aug. 16, the Clayton Fire had burned 4,000 acres, claimed 175 buildings and displaced hundreds of people.

“These circumstances are especially difficult because many families in this area are still rebuilding from the damage caused by the Valley fire last summer,” said Gerard. “I also sincerely thank our team of doctors and employees who stepped up to care for an influx of patients when the fire threatened another area hospital.”

Sutter Health has long partnered the Red Cross and other organizations to help people in need.  Last year, Sutter Health invested $957 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.

For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.