Sutter Care at Home, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, announced that five of its home health sites have been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The five Top Agency Sutter Care at Home sites are Novato, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas and Santa Cruz.
The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center. Read More about HomeCare Elite Ranking for Five Sutter Sites
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.
A pair of fraternal twin boys—Miles, born on Feb. 28 and Walter, born on Leap Day—will have birthdays years apart after they were born around midnight at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Meet the new parents and their two new additions on KRON, KTVU and in the Contra Costa Times. Read More about Celebrating Leap Day Babies!
Waugh will use his extensive experience in what’s known as human-centered design—a practice that relies more on creative approaches to problem solving, and less on conventional methods—to guide Sutter Health’s innovation strategy. Waugh is a passionate proponent of the method, inspiring audiences to channel their inner designer through his Results May Vary podcast and speaking engagements such as his TEDx San Jose’s “Can We Use Design to Make Life More Interesting?”
Working with other Sutter Health colleagues, he will refine and expand innovation practices, cultivate new ways to delight patients and families, and improve healthcare delivery processes. Waugh and his team will also serve as the “front door” through which outside innovators can connect and collaborate with Sutter Health in new ways to enhance quality outcomes and the overall patient experience. Read More about Sutter Health Welcomes New Innovation Officer
Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California. This year our annual report focuses on our:
“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”