Pat Brady Retires After Transforming Sutter Roseville Into Regional Medical Campus

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 in Expanding Access, Quality, Transformation

New CEO Jennifer Maher to Continue Hospital’s Commitment as Placer County’s Premier Medical Center


ROSEVILLE, Calif. – After 17 years of transforming Sutter Roseville Medical Center from a community hospital into a regional, tertiary medical campus, Pat Brady is retiring from Sutter Health. Jennifer Maher, former CEO of Sutter Davis Hospital, is the new CEO of Sutter Roseville. Brady’s last day is Jan. 2, 2018.

Pat Brady, right, receives a California Legislature Resolution from Assemblyman Kevin Kiley for transforming Sutter Roseville from a community hospital into a regional medical community.

When Brady became CEO in 2000, the newly built hospital was just three years old, having replaced the former Roseville Community Hospital on Sunrise Avenue a few miles south of the current medical center. The entire campus was relatively barren when Brady was named CEO, with just the medical center and Medical Office Building 2 connected to it. Since then, community services – both inpatient and outpatient – were added to the campus, making it a regional destination medical community whose services extend far beyond Roseville and South Placer County.

These expansions include:

  • Three more medical office buildings that house Sutter Roseville physicians, along with two parking garages for staff and patients.
  • Certification of the Emergency Department as a Level II Trauma Center, serving many Northern California counties.
  • Expansion of the Family Birth Center to accommodate a community need as young families moved into South Placer County.
  • A newly constructed Patient Care Tower with 90 new beds.
  • The addition of a Level III NICU with 16 licensed beds to provide advanced life-saving care to critically ill newborns.
  • The construction and expansion of Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, the region’s only facility dedicated exclusively to rehabilitation services.
  • The Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville, a facility dedicated to and designed by those with cancer.

The hospital itself more than doubled from 315,000 square feet of space and 172 beds to its current 791,000 square feet with 364 licensed beds.

All along the way, Sutter Roseville Medical Center has been known for its excellent, safe patient care that treats every member of our community with compassion.

“I want to express my deep appreciation to the staff – the physicians, nurses, support staff, volunteers and others – for providing a very high level of care for the citizens of this community,” Brady said. “Together, we have built a world-class medical center here in Roseville, in large part due to the commitment and dedication of those who provide hands-on care of our patients every day.”

Brady was an executive in Sutter Health for 36 years. He joined Sutter Health in 1981 as an assistant administrator at Sutter Community Hospitals in Sacramento, and he also served as CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center and Sutter Davis Hospital.

Brady was thanked by the community, Sutter leadership and Sutter Roseville staff during retirement celebrations in December. Several proclamations were given to him, including those from the cities of Roseville and Lincoln, as well as one from the state Legislature. He also was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Hospital Association.

New Sutter Roseville Medical Center CEO Jennifer Maher.

“Pat’s leadership has always focused on our community and our patients,” says Maher, “and it was in cooperation with our excellent staff at Sutter Roseville Medical Center through the years that our medical campus is one of the most respected places to receive healthcare throughout the greater Sacramento region and Northern California.”

Maher was CEO of Sutter Davis Hospital for three years and continued the hospital’s long-standing reputation for excellence.

“Jennifer is an insightful leader who understands the dynamics of healthcare and is a champion for patient-centered care,” said Grant Davies, CEO of Hospitals for Sutter Health Valley Area. “I am proud to have worked with her over the past few years and look forward to the difference she will make at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.”

Maher, who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in health services administration from the University of St. Francis, began her career in 1990 at the 609-bed University of Tennessee Medical Center, leading ancillary services and the cardiovascular service line. She then served five years at the University of Vermont Medical Center, a 562-bed Level 1 Trauma Center as the vice president of cardiology and ancillary services. In 2009 she served as chief operating officer for two medical centers in California. She started at Sutter Health in 2012 as the director for the Sacramento region’s oncology services.

“I am excited about this opportunity to continue Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s legacy of excellent patient care and incredible service to the greater region,” Maher said.

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