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Sutter Health Further Evolves Senior Leadership Structure

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Organizational News

Longtime leaders take on roles of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Services; Greater Emphasis on Mental Health and Population Health

Not-for-profit Sutter Health today announced updates to its senior leadership team. James Conforti, who currently serves as President of Sutter Health’s Valley Area Operating Unit, will become the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Jeff Gerard, currently President of Sutter Health’s Bay Area Operating Unit has been named Senior Vice President (SVP) of Strategic Services. Conforti and Gerard will assume their new roles on June 1, and their previous positions will be eliminated. Additionally, Rishi Sikka, M.D., President of System Enterprises, will expand his role to help Sutter Health further increase its focus on mental health and population health services.

“It’s a dynamic and exciting time to be in healthcare and these updates to my senior leadership team are part of our continual process to evolve the care we provide to meet our patients’ expectations,” said Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health President and CEO. “We want to better enable collaboration, innovation and technology, and align our clinical services to deliver high-quality, personalized, and affordable care.

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Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Care Program in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced counties

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in Quality, Scroll Images

Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Reduces Hospitalizations, Health Care Costs

Caregiver holding hand of patient

Even with a history of cervical cancer and heart problems, 92-year-old Enes Cereni of South San Francisco says she enjoys time with her husband of 63 years and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren thanks to Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® program, which launched in El Dorado, Placer, Solano, Sonoma and San Mateo counties recently, as well as in the East Bay Region and in San Francisco. Beginning today, patients in the Sutter Central Valley Region service area with late-stage chronic illness can access the same resources and support available to Mrs. Cerini through AIM’s next major expansion in Northern California. The expansion extends access to eligible Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Hospital Los Banos, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Sutter Care at Home and Central Valley Medical Group patients in portions of Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced counties.

The AIM program provides nurse-led care management, palliative care, and advance care planning for patients with late-stage chronic illness. With a pilot program in Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region showing positive outcomes, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded Sutter Health a three-year, $13 million Health Care Innovation Award to support the expansion of AIM throughout Northern California.

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