Posts Tagged "San Carlos"

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.

  • 15 Top Health Systems Truven logo





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Sutter Medical Network Physician Groups Honored for Quality Health Care

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 in Quality

The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California, today recognized six physician organizations connected to Sutter Health as leaders in medical care quality.

 Nearly 200 physician groups, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 10 million patients, participate in the IHA statewide Pay for Performance (P4P) program. In addition to celebrating top performers, IHA honored physician organizations that demonstrated the most quality improvement from 2011 to 2012. Sutter Medical Network members honored include:

 Sacramento/Central Valley Region

San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area

“We’ve been focused for several years on transforming how we deliver medical care; integrating doctors and hospitals and proactively managing the unique health needs of patients, not just when they need medical attention but before they get sick,” said Jeff Burnich, M.D. senior vice president and executive officer for the Sutter Medical Network. “IHA’s P4P awards help us evaluate and recognize our progress on this long-term goal.”

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Unnecessary Early Deliveries of Babies Reduced Considerably, Study Finds

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 in Quality

Sutter Health Network Sees Even Greater Decreases


A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs, including the one piloted for March of Dimes at Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies.

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The rate of elective early term deliveries (i.e., inductions of labor and Cesarean sections without a medical reason), in a group of 25 participating hospitals nationwide, fell significantly from 27.8 percent to 4.8 percent during the one-year study period, an 83 percent decline.

In 2010, Sutter Health implemented a similar program across its Northern California network to reduce the delivery of babies before 39 weeks of pregnancy. Since beginning its program, Sutter has seen a nearly 90 percent drop in early elective deliveries.

The March of Dimes, which partly funded the study, says the reduction of early elective deliveries is good news for moms and babies because newborns delivered before full-term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life.

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Final Beam in Place at New San Carlos Medical Center

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in Expanding Access

Palo Alto Medical Foundation - San Carlos Center

The final beam is covered with signatures of PAMF employees, doctors, medical staff and construction workers.

Sutter Health affiliate Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) celebrated its topping out ceremony yesterday for the new San Carlos Center.

The state-of–the-art, full service medical center is set to open on 101 Industrial Road in the Fall of 2014 and will have:

  • 75 physicians (with future capacity to house 120 physicians)
  • Primary and specialty care services
  • An Urgent Care Center
  • An Outpatient surgery center
  • Laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments

Watch as the final beam gets hoisted into place and hear from Tony Marzoni, M.D., PAMF executive vice president and president of PAMF’s Palo Alto Division. Visit the Palo Alto Medical Foundation newsroom >>

Stay connected to the construction progress via live web cam.

Construction Underway for Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s San Carlos Center

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in Expanding Access

Construction began on Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) latest state-of–the-art, full service medical center. PAMF’s San Carlos Center will house nearly 30 primary and specialty care departments, 75 physicians (with future capacity to house 120 physicians), an Urgent Care Center, an outpatient surgery center, and complete laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments.

Construction of the 192,000-square-foot medical center and parking structure is estimated to take two years, with the new medical center expected to open in fall 2014.

Read more on Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Newsroom.