Posts by Erin Macartney

COVID-19: Sutter Health Receives Supply Donations – How to Help

Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in Integrated Network, Scroll Images

As Sutter Health, caregivers and staff work tirelessly to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and meet the needs of our patients across the network, an outpouring of support from the community, businesses and other generous partners has flooded in.

“We are so incredibly grateful for the donations and support we’ve received from people and organizations who want to help our frontline staff during these very challenging circumstances,” said Rishi Sikka, Sutter Health’s President of System Enterprises. “We are so proud of the heroic work they’re doing.”

New and protective N95 respirators and medical face masks, and thousands of new and reusable protective gowns are among the received and incoming supplies. Additionally, corporate foundations are acting quickly to donate thousands of iPads to help enable even more of our physicians to conduct video visits.

Other donors are finding more personal ways to demonstrate their gratitude. For example, Trader Joe’s donated grocery bags of food and flowers for frontline medical staff, a local business sent pizzas to help feed the staff, a flower wholesaler delivered fresh flowers around the entrance and on cars at one of Sutter’s hospitals as a way to thank the care providers – and grateful community members have created chalk art messages of appreciation on Sutter hospital sidewalks.

Sutter’s Supply Chain team also is working around the clock to acquire new products and equipment from as many sources as possible. As a result, despite the challenging and rapidly evolving environment, Sutter has been able to maintain a steady stream of supplies and distribute them across our system to where they are needed most, soit can keep patients and staff safe while prioritizing effective use of personalprotection equipment (PPE).

Currently, the donation areas of biggest need across the U.S. and at Sutter Health are:

  • Personal protective equipment—equipment such as N95 respirators and surgical or procedure masks in new and original packaging to help ensure supplies are safe and medical grade.
  • Blood product donations, which are essential to community health. Donations for blood have declined as many people have been staying home during the coronavirus outbreak. The Red Cross and Vitalant are seeking healthy individuals to donate blood. Visit redcross.org or vitalant.org to make an appointment to donate.

To make learn more about making a donation to Sutter Health and what supplies are needed, please visit the donations web page.

Sarah Krevans Honored as Healthcare Leader and Diversity Champion

Posted on Mar 8, 2020 in Quality Care, Scroll Images

Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans was honored as the recipient of National Medical Fellowships’ (NMF) “Leadership in Healthcare Award” at its 2020 Bay Area Champions of Health Awards on March 7, 2020.

In a letter to Krevans, Esther Dyer, NMF President & CEO wrote: “National Medical Fellowships holds these annual awards to support our scholarship programs and to honor those individuals who have made a lasting impact on healthcare and diversity in healthcare, as well as outstanding corporate leaders whose role and influence drives positive change in the business community and the communities they serve. Your visionary work as a healthcare leader and an advocate of advancing all backgrounds in the workplace, makes you a true champion in your field. You are someone our young scholars should emulate as professionals and individuals.”

Following her acceptance of the award, Krevans provided the event’s keynote address where she shared Sutter Health’s journey in diversity and inclusion, advancing health equity, and the importance of partnering with patients and communities to improve access to quality care for the underserved.

Krevans has served as Sutter Health’s president and CEO since 2016. The Northern California not-for-profit integrated health system cares for 3 million patients—or one in every 100 Americans, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Krevans oversees Sutter Health’s 24 hospitals, 60,000 employees, 14,000 clinicians, outpatient services, research facilities, and home health and hospice care.

Sutter Health Welcomes New Board Member

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Scroll Images

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–In February 2020, Patrick (Pat) Blake joined the Sutter Health Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Pat to our Sutter Health Board of Directors,” said Sarah Krevans, president & CEO of Sutter Health. “Pat’s longtime healthcare industry experience – and expertise in healthcare technology solutions, enhances our work to lead the transformation of healthcare and improve quality, access and affordability for the people and communities we serve.”

About Patrick Blake

Blake’s career spans more than 30 years in healthcare services and health information technology, having held leadership roles at both Baxter Healthcare Corporation and McKesson Corporation. Most recently with McKesson, he served as executive vice president and group president, with responsibility for the company’s Technology Solutions Segment. Additionally, he held senior operating roles in the company’s pharmaceutical distribution and specialty businesses. He serves on the boards of Mayne Pharma and The Seven Hills School.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the board of Sutter Health,” said Patrick Blake, member of the Sutter Health Board of Directors. “I have long admired Sutter for its broad commitment to the communities it serves throughout Northern California. During this time of change and challenge across the healthcare landscape, I can think of no other organization better positioned than Sutter Health to lead the transformation to a more effective, efficient and patient-centric healthcare systems.”

About Sutter Health
Sutter Health is more than 60,000 people strong thanks to its integrated network of physicians, employees and volunteers. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter team members adopt new technologies, make novel discoveries and embrace creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health. From its street nurse program that provides check-ups for homeless people, to telemedicine-aided specialist consultations, to walk-in care clinics, to video visits, the Sutter Health team goes beyond traditional models to make care more convenient and to nurture and empower people throughout their healthcare journey.

For more information about the Sutter Health network visit: sutterhealth.org | facebook.com/sutterhealth | youtube.com/sutterhealth | twitter.com/sutterhealth

Sarah Krevans Named Among ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

In December 2019, Modern Healthcare named Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans to its list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2019.’ This is the third year she has been named to the list. Previously, Krevans was also named as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.

The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards & recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. Readers also given the opportunity to vote for their top choices and selected honorees are published in Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking published in December.

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Sutter Health Welcomes Two New Board Members

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Two accomplished healthcare and community leaders, Helen MacLeod Thomson and Anthony Wagner, joined the Sutter Health Board of Directors in November 2019.

“We are pleased to welcome these valued colleagues to our Sutter Health board of directors,” said Sarah Krevans, president & CEO of Sutter Health. “Their long-standing service and commitment to the health and wellness of Northern Californians will greatly benefit our 3 million patients and the diverse communities we serve.”

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