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Sutter Health Earns Prominent HIMSS Revalidation Achievement

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Sutter Health earned EMRAM and O-EMRAM Stage 7 revalidation honors from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry authority in health care information technology.  Only 6.7 percent of U.S. hospitals and 10.7 percent of outpatient facilities have reached this designation.

Attaining a Stage 7 healthcare system designation represents a near paperless environment with technology that supports optimized patient care. The not-for-profit network previously earned the prestigious Stage 7 award by HIMSS in 2015.

“Sutter Health’s provider network delivers clinical care to approximately one percent of the U.S. population and data interoperability is a critical attribute of our clinical integration model,” said Jon Manis, Sutter Health Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Foundational to our quality, safety and care coordination initiatives, we continuously strive to deliver value from our investments in data interoperability on behalf of the patients, providers and community we serve. While much work remains to be done, I am proud of the groundbreaking efforts of the collective teams within our Information Services department and our clinical and operational partners.” Read More

Nine Sutter Health Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Sections

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Carousel, Quality, Scroll Images

California Health and Human Services award recognizes hospitals meeting national goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Sutter Health hospitals, which have among the lowest cesarean section (C-section) rates in California, were recognized by the California Health and Human Services Department (CHHS) for reducing cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. Nine hospitals at the not-for-profit health care network were named to the state’s 2017 Hospital C-section Honor Roll. Read More

State of Sutter: A look back at 2017

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Quality

Inspired by our Northern California community, we work tirelessly to deliver top-rated, high-quality, affordable healthcare. Take a look back at some of Sutter Health’s key achievements in 2017.

Innovation

Across our network, we continually explored new ways of enhancing quality of care and how we delivered that care.

  • A $20 million gift –the single largest donation ever made to our not-for-profit organization—established the Michael and Judith Gaulke Innovation Hatchery at Sutter Health. The Hatchery is an incubator for identifying creative solutions to healthcare challenges, validating their effectiveness in real-world settings and integrating them into patient care as quickly as possible.

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Knowing What Level of Health Care Is Needed Is Key to Saving Time, Lowering Costs and Frustration during Flu Season

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in Wellness

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—This flu season, there are more ways than ever to access health care—including walk-in care, urgent care and the hospital emergency department—but when you don’t feel well, what level of care is best? Thinking about your needs before you bundle up and head out the door can save you time, money and frustration, according to Jeffrey Silvers, M.D., medical director of Infectious Diseases at Sutter Health.

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Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn Five-Star Rating from CMS

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Carousel, Quality, Scroll Images

Ratings designed to help patients and consumers make informed choices about their care

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Three Sutter Health hospital campuses have earned five stars—the highest ranking possible—as part

of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Star Rating for December 2017: Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific campus in San Francisco, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. Only 9 percent of the 3,692 hospitals evaluated across the nation received a five-star rating.

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