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U.S. Air Force Veteran and Army Reservist Honors Sutter Colleagues with Patriot Award

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

Ernesto Brizuela and Andrew Kim

Ernesto Brizuela, left, presents his Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center supervisor, Andrew Kim, with the Patriot Award.

Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center (SASC) team members are the proud recipients of the Patriot Award—a recognition given out by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to acknowledge supportive employers of National Guard and Reservist service members.

Ernesto Brizuela, R.N., a director of nursing at SASC, nominated his supervisor, Administrator Andrew Kim, and his colleagues for the ongoing support he receives from them while he manages his job responsibilities at SASC and serves as a U.S. Army reservist. Read More

MedShare Honors Sutter Health with 2017 Global Humanitarian Award

Posted on Nov 3, 2017 in Community Benefit

Sutter Health CEO Sarah Krevans accepted award at supporter appreciation event

MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to global health, honored Sutter Health with a Global Humanitarian Award, which was accepted by Sutter Health’s President and CEO Sarah Krevans Thursday evening. The event was in recognition of Sutter Health’s outstanding leadership in supporting at-risk communities that require medical supplies and equipment.

“We are honored to give Sutter Health our 2017 Global Humanitarian Award,” said Charles Redding, CEO of MedShare. “Sarah’s leadership and vision for Sutter Health has been inspiring and we look forward to doing more with them for many years to come.” Read More

Sutter Health’s John Boyd Elected to Leadership Post for Mental Health

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 in Quality

John Boyd, PsyD, Sutter Health’s CEO of Mental Health Services, was elected as chair of The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). The Commission oversees the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act and develops strategies to overcome stigma. Additionally, the MHSOAC may advise California Governor Jerry Brown or the state legislature on mental health policy. Read More

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital to Re-Open Tuesday

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Full Services to Resume After Wildfire-Forced Evacuation

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital announced today that it will reopen with full services at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17— just eight days after the hospital was evacuated during the devastating Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.

“We’re eager to welcome patients, staff and doctors tomorrow morning,” said Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital CEO Mike Purvis. “Getting back to providing health care for our community, especially during this unprecedented disaster, will be healing for all of us.”

Beginning Tuesday morning, Sutter Santa Rosa will again offer full inpatient and emergency care services. Elective procedures will resume at a later date.

To re-open, the hospital had to undergo a thorough cleaning and pass inspections by both the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the California Department of Public Health.

“To prepare the hospital for re-opening wasn’t an easy task,” said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health Bay Area. “So many of our team members were affected by the fire—at least 60 lost their homes—yet we are committed to re-open the hospital on Tuesday. Re-opening the hospital only eight days after having to evacuate demonstrates the strength of our integrated network. Working together, we were able to marshal and quickly provide the necessary support and resources to re-open the hospital and empower the staff of Sutter Santa Rosa to do what they do best—take care of the community.” Read More

Sutter Health Creates Informational Resources for Patients, Employees and the Public as Fires Continue

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

As the Wine Country Fires continue, the health and safety of patients, communities and employees remain our highest priority. Sutter Health has established several informational resources for the community—including ongoing updates to clinic openings and closures.

Resources for Patients and the Public
Sutter Health has doctor’s offices, outpatient care centers, hospitals and more in the areas currently impacted by fires. Individual location closures, wildfire and air-quality information and community resources can be found at

Resources for Sutter Health Employees
Sutter Health employees also live in affected communities, and we know many of our dedicated employees have offered to help, even as their own homes were threatened. Employees can find more information about assistance available to them at

Other Questions, Concerns
Patients, their families, employees and community members with questions can also call a 24/7 hotline at 1-866-961-2889 to speak with a live representative, trained to help.

We are working with the California Department of Public Health in anticipation of the re-opening Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and we are assessing the conditions of our 14 Sonoma area care centers. In addition to the resources above we are updating the public using social media channels and