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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...Read More about Sutter Health Honors Northern California as ‘Birthplace of Pioneers’ in New Advertising Campaign
Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group one of six physician organizations across the state to receive a 5-star designation Six physician organizations connected...Read More about Sutter Medical Network Physician Organizations Recognized for Quality Care
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that a team of Sutter Health doctors will serve as the Quakes’ official team physicians through the 2020...Read More about Earthquakes Announce Sutter Health Doctors as Official Team Physicians
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 about Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn 2016 Top Hospital Distinction
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
Sutter Health and the Oakland Athletics are partnering to support those affected by the deadly Oakland warehouse fire.
Over the last few days the Northern California community has been stunned by the tragic loss of life, the grief and trauma, and the enormous impact on our community and first responders resulting from the fire.
“Sutter Health extends our deepest condolences to the victims’ loved ones and all others affected, and we have made a $75,000 donation to the Oakland A’s Community Fund,” said Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health president and CEO. The collaborative fundraising effort among community partners and the Oakland mayor’s office will support the Relief Fund for Victims of the Oakland Fire.
All funds collected will be directed to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the Oakland Fire.
“We made this donation on behalf of our compassionate employees, physicians and volunteers to help those greatly impacted by this tragic event,” said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health Bay Area.
Sutter Health has named Rishi Sikka, M.D. as president of system enterprises. A new role in the not-for-profit health system, Dr. Sikka will have executive oversight of systemwide services including Shared Services, Pharmacy, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Sutter Care at Home, Care Coordination and Sutter’s Shared Lab. He will join Sutter in early February 2017. Read More about Sutter Health Appoints Rishi Sikka, M.D. as President of System Enterprises
Health network views Velano’s technology as a way to further demonstrate commitment to patient and practitioner-centered care
The PIVO™ vascular access device is an innovative solution to the age-old challenge of consistently drawing high quality blood samples with less discomfort and anxiety for hospitalized patients while enhancing safer care for practitioners.
“Blood draws are a near universal experience in healthcare – a critical procedure that can cause emotional trauma for some patients,” said Sutter Health Chief Innovation Officer Chris Waugh. “Every moment matters while patients are in our care. If we can help make them feel more comfortable and at ease, then we are creating a healing experience at all levels. Our collaboration with Velano Vascular is the first step of what we envision will be a ground-breaking journey toward a new industry-wide standard of more compassionate care in blood draws.” Read More about Sutter Health Pilots Velano Vascular’s Innovative Needle-Free Blood Draw Technology
Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 30 food banks across Northern California, and in Oregon and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health system enables local food banks to serve healthy meals to those in need this winter.
“Every day thousands of our neighbors, including children and families, worry about when they’ll have their next meal. Hunger deprives too many people of the energy to focus, learn and grow. By supporting local food banks, we help feed our communities, and support a hunger-free and healthier world,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health.
Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past eight years total more than $1.8 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.
As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. Sutter Health’s total community benefit investment increased 25 percent to $957 million in 2015. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education and community clinics.
Partnership with UCSF researchers will support those living with multiple sclerosis
The not-for-profit Sutter Health network was awarded $1.2 million by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to support patients with multiple sclerosis—and help improve how we target and treat health matters across the entire state.
Sutter Health’s Research & Development team and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco will jointly develop a software application called MS-SHARE. The neurology practice application will be used to improve the precision of care for multiple sclerosis (MS). Read More about Sutter Health receives $1.2 million grant by California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine