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Sutter Health Receives $3.2 Million Grant to Evaluate Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Quality, Research

Investment will help enhance and expand research efforts

 

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute has secured funding from the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study, evaluating the not-for-profit healthcare network’s experience with implementing Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB)™—a  group-based diabetes prevention program that has gained national attention for its success. Read More

Sutter Health Welcomes First Babies of the Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—What better symbol for new beginnings in the new year than new life? Teams from across Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network helped deliver babies throughout Northern California within the first few hours of 2018. Here are a few who made their New Year’s Day debut!

The Pulgar family at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

The Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Labor and Delivery team welcomed the first baby of 2018 in Sacramento. Baby Ignacio, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches long, joined the Pulgar family on Jan. 1 at 12:15 a.m. Read More

California Health Care Foundation Invests in Quartet to Expand Care Coordination in California

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Expanding Access, Quality

Investment supports the new Sutter Health and Quartet collaboration to support patients

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and NEW YORK–The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) today announced a $700,000 investment in Quartet to enable expanded care access for area patients with chronic physical and mental health issues. Additionally, this investment will enhance the recently commenced relationship between Quartet and Sutter Health, a leading nonprofit health care system in Northern California, by bolstering the rollout of Quartet’s digital care coordination platform to Sutter’s patients in the Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members.

“Quartet is helping coordinate mental health care needs for Sutter Medical Group’s 300,000 primary care patients in the greater Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members,” said John Boyd, Sutter Health CEO for Mental Health Services and chair of California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. “This invaluable investment from CHCF adds momentum to our movement where we treat the body and mind in tandem, creating healthier, fuller lives for those in our communities.” Read More

A Message from President & CEO Sarah Krevans to Sutter Health Employees, Physicians and Volunteers Regarding Recent Developments in the UFCW Case

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans

Many of you may have seen the local media coverage related to old boxes of data that were discarded from one of our offsite storage locations. What may not be apparent from the articles and information readily available about the UFCW case in San Francisco is how seriously Sutter takes this matter. We identified this problem ourselves and—without pressure or prompting—self-disclosed the error. We raised our hand.

Sutter’s commitment to doing the right thing extends even to those situations where coming forward is likely to cause us additional difficulty, attention or even embarrassment. This is one of those situations. We understand and appreciate that mistakes do happen, even mistakes that should not happen or that have the potential to paint us in a bad light. My commitment as your CEO and my commitment for this organization is that we will never shy away from the obligation to do the right thing—and that we will never stop learning from our mistakes.  Read More

Sutter Health Reports Patient Information Incident

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Sutter Health notified 1,303 Sutter Medical Foundation patients that some of their personal information was obtained in a theft that occurred on Oct. 23, 2017. An unknown person broke into an employee’s locked car and stole paper documents containing patient information. Sutter Health recovered the documents about one week later.

Following discovery of the theft, the employee reported the incident to the Sacramento Police Department, and Sutter Health immediately began an internal investigation.

The documents contained patient names, treatment provider names, medical record numbers, appointment times, reason for patients’ visits and notes on any needed accommodations. They did not contain patient financial records, social security numbers or addresses.

Sutter Health identified all impacted patients and notified them of the incident by mail. It established a toll-free help line to answer patients’ questions. Concerned patients can call toll-free at 1-855-771-4220, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

“Sutter Health is committed to providing the best possible patient care, as well as protecting the privacy and security of our patients and their information, and we deeply regret this incident occurred,” said Sutter Health Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer Jacki Monson.