Posts Tagged "Palo Alto"

Conservation Efforts Sprout Across the Sutter Health Network

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Community Benefit

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Sutter Health’s Perspective

As a not-for-profit health care network, Sutter Health strives to make the community healthier—this includes doing our part to create a sustainable environment. From conservation and recycling to green construction, Sutter Health finds and implements eco-friendly practices that nurture our communities and allow us to continue providing the high-quality care and exceptional service our patients expect and deserve.

Industry Background and Trends

Health care facilities by their very nature use a great deal of natural resources. Over the past several years, these facilities have been able to implement changes thanks to a focus on energy efficiency and conservation within the industry. Now, many new hospitals incorporate sustainable design into their very early planning stages. That means designing for energy efficiency, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices and reducing the overall environmental impact of health care operations.

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Sutter Health’s 2014 Year in Review

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Scroll Images, Transformation

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.”

Sutter Health Affiliates Earn Prominent Electronic Health Record Recognition

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Scroll Images, Transformation, We're Awesome

Two affiliates within Sutter Health’s not-for profit network received awards honoring their electronic health record. Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. and Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinics throughout the Bay Area earned prestigious Stage 7 Awards from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry authority in health care information technology.

Sutter Health will receive its awards at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago.

“As we partner to deliver a high-value, personalized experience for patients, our electronic health record enables our care teams to make significant strides in clinical quality, safety, connectivity and efficiency,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “These Stage 7 designations from HIMSS honor the complex, thoughtful work of our clinical care and information services teams to better support our more than 3 million patients and their families.”

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State of Sutter: A Look Back at 2014

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Transformation

A look back at some of Sutter Health’s key milestones in 2014.

Quality Achievement – Our commitment to quality and service means patients receive the excellent medical care they deserve, leading to better treatment results and a better quality of life. Our network received numerous awards for health care quality in 2014.

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Sutter Health Donates $25,000 for Veterans and Active Duty Military in Northern California

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Community Benefit

Donation Part of Broad Program Supporting Service Members

Sutter Health today announced a $25,000 donation to The Fisher House Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence, two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of service men and women in Northern California. The total contribution represents one part of a broad, longtime commitment by the not-for-profit health system to help veterans.

“We are deeply grateful for the service and sacrifice of veterans and active military personnel across the country, including the more than 1,200 veterans who work on our Sutter Health team,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health.

Fry added, “We believe strongly that it’s our duty to support veterans. That’s why Sutter Health makes it a priority to recruit military members and to support organizations that support veterans.”

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