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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!

Sutter Health Awards 200 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Higher Education

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in We're Awesome

Proudly supporting the continuing education of Northern California students, Sutter Health awarded 200 student scholarships this month as part of the Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program.

Named in honor of former longtime Sutter Health CEO Van Johnson, the program awards scholarships to college-age children and grandchildren of employees within the Sutter Health network. The scholarships apply to the 2015-2016 academic year. Read More

Sutter Health Named 2015 ‘Most Wired’

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Expanding Access, Quality, Scroll Images, We're Awesome

MostWired_Winner2015_JRecognized Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Not-for-profit Sutter Health earned recognition as one of 2015’s Most Wired™.

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