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Sutter Health Donates $25,000 to Support Canine Companions for Independence®

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 in Scroll Images

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The not-for-profit Sutter Health network today announced a $25,000 donation to Canine Companions for Independence to support its work enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs.


“People achieve health and wellness in many different ways—from regular check-ups with their doctor to yoga and meditation,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. senior vice-president and chief medical officer of Sutter Health. “A healthcare partner can also take various forms, including four legs instead of two. Animal friends like Canine Companions can offer emotional and physical benefits that help the healing process.”

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Sutter Health Donates $272,500 to Support Community Food Banks

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Nine-year tally exceeds $2 million, feeding those in need

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced a nearly quarter-million-dollar donation to 28 food banks across Northern California, and in Oregon and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health network enables local food banks to provide healthy meals or bags of food to those in need.

“Hunger can have a lifetime impact on the health and wellness on the most vulnerable in our communities. Children who are hungry often struggle to learn and adults who are hungry often struggle to earn a living. With these donations, and through our ongoing partnerships with local food banks, Sutter Health can help feed and nurture our communities and help create a healthier world—one meal at a time,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. senior vice-president and chief medical officer of Sutter Health.

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Sutter Health Donates $50,000 to Support Veterans

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Community Benefit

Gifts to Provide Resources for Lodging and Wellness Needs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The not-for-profit Sutter Health network today donated a total of $50,000 to Fisher House Foundation and the Veterans Resource Centers of America —two military-support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families in Northern California.

“We are grateful for the selfless service and sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “At Sutter, we’re especially proud of the nearly 1,400 veterans who enrich our organization with the experience and skills they gained during their military service. It is our privilege to count them as partners who help us deliver exceptional health care to our patients and families.”

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Sutter Health Donates $250,000 to Help Fire Relief Efforts in Northern California

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Carousel, Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Funds plus additional outreach efforts help support community members and employees affected by devastating wildfires

Sutter Health today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund to support fire relief efforts across seven Northern California counties.

The donation bolsters the American Red Cross’ ongoing efforts to provide food, shelter and other desperately needed resources to people affected by the massive fires still raging in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, Butte, Mendocino and Yuba counties.

“Northern California is Sutter’s home—it’s where we live and work—and the fires across several of our counties have created extreme hardships for our patients, family members, neighbors and colleagues,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Organizations like the American Red Cross are essential to providing our communities with the critical supplies and safe evacuation shelters desperately needed right now. I am humbled by the incredible acts of courage and compassion demonstrated by our employees, clinicians and first responders during this crisis.” Read More

Sutter Health Collaborates with Qventus to Drive Down Pharmaceutical Costs

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Quality, Transformation

AI-based Platform to Improve Patient Experience, Enhance Pharmacy Operations

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network announced today that it will collaborate with Qventus to use the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform to enhance inpatient pharmacy operations across its healthcare system. The real-time platform will help Sutter Health reduce inpatient drug spending and support clinical teams by improving the effectiveness of pharmacy workflows and quality practices.

“Leveraging AI and analytics will help us deliver safer, more affordable care for our patients,” said Sameer Badlani, MD, FACP, vice president and chief health information officer for Sutter Health. “We’ve built a reputation for transforming healthcare, always thinking ahead, learning and innovating. This collaboration is another next step to help those we serve achieve their best health.”

Pharmacy operations is a growing opportunity for hospitals. More than 90 percent of hospital leaders report that price hikes for inpatient drugs have had a moderate or severe effect on managing overall costs. Additionally, hospital pharmacists understand the need to balance personalized service with increasing patient volumes. Clinicians have the added challenge of managing and monitoring lots of pharmaceutical usage data across disparate systems.

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