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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

State of Sutter: A look back at 2016

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Take a look back at some key milestones in 2016 – a year where Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area earned the distinguished honor of a top 5 large health system in the country from Truven Health Analytics™. The recognition acknowledges our network for achieving superior performance on five measures of care quality, patient satisfaction, cost per episode of illness and operational efficiency.

Patient Access

We took significant steps forward in expanding access to by improving how we deliver medical care and services throughout our communities.

  • After much anticipation, we launched a new air-ground medical transport network serving the critically ill, injured and most fragile patients. In collaboration with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) and American Medical Response (AMR), our fleet of air and ground ambulances swiftly transfer patients in need to higher levels of care throughout Northern California.
  • In addition, we opened three Sutter Walk-in Clinic locations in the greater Sacramento area. The walk-in clinics offer patients with quick, convenient healthcare for everyday illness and health needs.

Innovation

Across our network, we continually explored new ways of enhancing quality of care and how we delivered that care.

  • We became one of the first health systems in the country—and first in California—to offer hospitalized patients a needle-free blood draw. This innovative solution from Velano Vascular demonstrates our commitment to patient and practitioner-centered care.
  • Additionally, two of our hospitals—Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Mills-Peninsula Health Services—were among the first in the country to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option. The Abbott Absorb advanced our cardiovascular services by offering a fully dissolving heart stent.
  • To help clinicians cut back on the time they spend record keeping – and help keep the focus on patients’ needs – Sutter Health and four other major health care systems across the country provided funding to Augmedix, a startup that offers a Google Glass app. The “virtual scribe” app streams audio and visual information from the patient exam room directly to a medical transcriptionist who can instantly update the patient’s electronic health record.

Giving Back  

As a not-for-profit organization we proudly support our communities. In 2016, we invested $957 million to provide community benefit to people across Northern California. These funds helped care for patients who couldn’t afford to pay, and to support programs that improve community health. Last year, we also donated more than $450,000 to help California wildfire relief; Oakland warehouse fire relief, food bank donations and veteran support services. Read More

Sutter Health Welcomes CEO of Health Plan Products

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Phil Jackson

Sutter Health announced today the appointment of veteran health plan and health system leader Phil Jackson to oversee its not-for-profit Sutter Health Plus HMO plan and its self-insured SutterSelect plan for employees.

Jackson, who joins Sutter Health in January as CEO of health plan products, will also lead product development and serve as Sutter Health’s most senior sales leader, developing and managing relationships with employers, payer partners and brokers. Read More

Sutter Health Scholarship Program Helps 235 Students Pursue College Dreams

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

college studentCongratulations to the 235 students who earned college scholarships from Sutter Health for the 2016-2017 school year through our Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program.

For more than a decade, Sutter Health has proudly supported the continuing education of tomorrow’s leaders by offering these scholarships—named in honor of former longtime Sutter Health CEO Van Johnson— exclusively to college-age children and grandchildren of employees within the Sutter Health network. Sutter has awarded more than 4,600 scholarships, totaling $7.6 million, since 2002. Read More

Sutter Care at Home to Transfer Bay Area Private-Duty Services to San Francisco’s Institute on Aging

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Not-for-profit Sutter Care at Home today announced its intent to transfer ownership of its private-duty home care services to the non-profit Institute on Aging in San Francisco beginning July 25.

“Given the demand for resources across all of our service lines, it’s been challenging to grow our private-care business line to the necessary scale to best serve patients,” said Marcia Reissig, Sutter Care at Home CEO. “The Institute on Aging has the tools and experience necessary to succeed for patients in the competitive private-duty market. It also shares our commitment to delivering compassionate, personalized care—a key factor in selecting the right partner for this transition.” Read More

Oakland A’s Sign Sutter Health as Preferred Healthcare Provider

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Sutter Health Backstop The Oakland Athletics and Sutter Health today announced a multi-year partnership agreement that names the Northern California network as the team’s preferred healthcare provider. Through this partnership, the team and Sutter Health will promote health and wellness initiatives, including a new youth wellness program.

“We have been impressed with Sutter Health’s world-class care for years through two of our team doctors (team orthopedist Dr. Jon Dickinson and team physician Dr. Allan Pont),” said Michael Crowley, president of the Oakland Athletics. “Now, we proudly join forces in the community as well. Sutter Health exemplifies community commitment, and together, we will develop and expand programs to help A’s fans and Northern California residents stay active and healthy.” Read More