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 about Sutter Health Welcomes CEO of Health Plan Products
Congratulations 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 about Sutter Health Scholarship Program Helps 235 Students Pursue College Dreams
Sutter Care at Home to Transfer Bay Area Private-Duty Services to San Francisco’s Institute on Aging
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 about Sutter Care at Home to Transfer Bay Area Private-Duty Services to San Francisco’s Institute on Aging
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 about Oakland A’s Sign Sutter Health as Preferred Healthcare Provider
The Sutter Health network of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare service providers announced its financial performance for 2015. Total income for 2015 was $81 million (or 1 percent of revenue), compared to $402 million in 2014. The system’s total 2015 operating revenues were $11 billion compared to $10.1 billion in 2014. Sutter Health posted ($142) million in investment income and changes in net unrealized gains and losses from investments classified as trading in 2015, compared to $39 million the prior year. Sutter Health’s combined 2015 income from the day-to-day operations of its hospitals, care centers and other services was $287 million, compared to $419 million in 2014.
Today, Becker’s Hospital Review released its 2016 list of “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know,” featuring esteemed clinical leaders from healthcare organizations across the nation. The publication selected Sutter Health’s Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer, among them.
A respected Sutter Health physician leader for more than a decade, Dr. Lockhart stepped into his role as chief medical officer in January 2015. Dr. Lockhart oversees patient-care quality and safety, research and education for the not-for-profit healthcare network. He brings to his role more than 30 years of healthcare experience and extensive knowledge as an administrator, board-certified anesthesiologist, university professor, published author, and nationally recognized environmentalist and humanitarian.