Transformation

Sutter Health Welcomes New Innovation Officer

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 in Transformation

image of Chris WaughChris Waugh joins Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network as its first chief innovation officer.

Waugh will use his extensive experience in what’s known as human-centered design—a practice that relies more on creative approaches to problem solving, and less on conventional methods—to guide Sutter Health’s innovation strategy. Waugh is a passionate proponent of the method, inspiring audiences to channel their inner designer through his Results May Vary podcast and speaking engagements such as his TEDx San Jose’s “Can We Use Design to Make Life More Interesting?

Working with other Sutter Health colleagues, he will refine and expand innovation practices, cultivate new ways to delight patients and families, and improve healthcare delivery processes. Waugh and his team will also serve as the “front door” through which outside innovators can connect and collaborate with Sutter Health in new ways to enhance quality outcomes and the overall patient experience. Read More

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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Becker’s Hospital Review Talks with Sutter Health CEO

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Transformation

Sutter Health’s CEO, Pat Fry, recently talked with Becker’s Hospital Review about the changing landscape in healthcare – especially in California.

Read the article and learn more about how Sutter Health serves as a community health system of the future by embracing new approaches to  care coordination and personalizing the health care experience for patients.

Sutter Health Affiliates Earn Prominent Electronic Health Record Recognition

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Scroll Images, Transformation, We're Awesome

Two affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for profit network received awards honoring their electronic health record. Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. and Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinics throughout the Bay Area earned prestigious Stage 7 Awards from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry authority in health care information technology.

Sutter Health will receive its awards at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago.

“As we partner to deliver a high-value, personalized experience for patients, our electronic health record enables our care teams to make significant strides in clinical quality, safety, connectivity and efficiency,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “These Stage 7 designations from HIMSS honor the complex, thoughtful work of our clinical care and information services teams to better support our more than 3 million patients and their families.”

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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.