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Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn 2016 Top Hospital Distinction

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Quality, We're Awesome

The Leapfrog Group® named two Sutter Health hospital campuses to its annual list of Top Hospitals. The elite distinction honors hospitals that demonstrate excellence in safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group awards the Top Hospital recognition to less than three percent of all eligible hospitals.

Sutter Health hospital campuses named as Top Hospitals in 2016 include:

“Our doctors and hospitals partner together to coordinate care, which absolutely contributes to improved patient outcomes,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Our integrated approach also plays a big part in enhancing the patient experience and controlling costs—all elements that are important to those who place their trust in our care. We take that responsibility very seriously and are proud to continue innovating on their behalf.” Read More

Eleven Sutter Health Hospitals Honored for Low C-Section Rates

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Quality, We're Awesome

A happy mother kisses her baby's feet while she is lying down. The baby is looking up at her wearing a white baby grow.

Sutter Health hospitals, which have among the lowest cesarean section (C-section) rates in California, were recognized by the California Health and Human Services Department for reducing cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. Eleven Sutter hospitals were named to the state’s 2016 Hospital C-section Honor Roll.

California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley announced achievement awards this week on behalf of Smart Care California, a coalition of public and private health care purchasers that collectively cover 16 million people statewide—or 40 percent of all Californians.

The following Sutter Health hospitals were named to the 2016 Hospital C-section Honor Roll:
• Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley
• California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
• Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley
• Sutter Davis Hospital
• Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch
• Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport
• Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
• Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
• Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
• Sutter Roseville Medical Center
• Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo

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Sutter Health CMO Honored with Prestigious Award

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in We're Awesome

Arra G. Yerganian

Arra Yerganian, chief marketing & branding officer for Sutter Health, received the 2016 CMO Officers Award.

The CMO Officers Award, presented by the CMO Club, is based on a marketing executive’s demonstrated ability to democratize the brand beyond the marketing department and/or to lead the growth agenda for the company across functional areas.

The CMO Awards recognize top senior marketing executives across 10 categories, selected by their peers for their innovative, creative and collaborative work throughout 2016. Learn more about the awards from the CMO Club.

Sutter Health Experts to Lead CDC Sepsis Webinar

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Quality, We're Awesome

Blood smear from sepsis.septicemia can progress to sepsis.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has tapped Sutter Health sepsis experts Sean Townsend, M.D., and Mary Ann Barnes-Daly, M.S., R.N., D.C., to lead a webinar on recognizing the early warning signs of sepsis. Sepsis, a life-threatening syndrome caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, is the number one cause of death nationwide for patients who die in the hospital. In the United States, more than 750,000 patients develop sepsis each year, and about 40 percent die from it.

CDC’s invitation to present the webinar acknowledges Sutter Health’s leadership in sepsis education, treatment and prevention, said Dr. Townsend, vice president of quality and safety at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center and physician lead for Sutter’s Sepsis Initiative.

“Through our Sepsis Initiative, Sutter Health has earned a national reputation leading best practices. Our work is closely tied to CMS’ new core measure for sepsis, known as SEP-1, assessing performance of hospitals across the country,” said Dr. Townsend. Dr. Townsend and other national experts collaborated on the drafting of the core measure for CMS and are responsible for its maintenance.

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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 Female Leaders Honored in Annual Business Journal Publications

Posted on May 2, 2016 in We're Awesome

The San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) recently released its annual “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area Business 2016,” publication, celebrating female business leaders across many industries. This edition recognized several Sutter Health leaders including, Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health, Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., CEO of Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Julie Petrini, CEO of Sutter Health’s Bay Area Hospitals.

In addition, SFBT saluted distinguished alumni from their Influential Women recognition in their inaugural “Influential Honor Roll” edition of exceptional leaders. Anne Barr, CIO for Sutter Health’s Bay Area, Toni Brayer, M.D., CEO of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and Susan Day, M.D., director of ophthalmology, Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, received recognition.

Sacramento Business Journal also recently honored 17 high-powered women for the invaluable contributions they’ve made to their companies, professions and communities. Keri Thomas, director of community and government relations for Sutter Health’s Valley Area, achieved this honor.

Congratulations to all!