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

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans

In August 2017, Modern Healthcare named Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans, to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2017” for the second consecutive year. In 2017 she was also named as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.

This prestigious recognition 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.

Krevans leads Northern California-based Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system caring for 3 million patients—or one in every 100 Americans. She joined Sutter Health in 1999 and became the health network’s first female president and CEO in 2016. Under her leadership, Truven Health Analytics named Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area among America’s top five large health systems.

Read more about Sarah Krevans and this honor on Modern Healthcare’s website.

Statement by Sarah Krevans, president and CEO, on standing against hate, racism and prejudice

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans

I was disturbed and saddened by the violence in Charlottesville last week. Every day across Sutter Health, we demonstrate that empathy and caring are at the heart of who we are as an organization. I am proud of how we support all members of our communities, regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious belief. As a care provider, we welcome everyone who comes through our doors—patients, volunteers, visitors and family members. We strive to be a place of healing and understanding, and we stand against racism and prejudice.

In keeping with our longstanding commitment to our diverse communities, Sutter Health recently joined other prominent California organizations in sponsoring the California Museum’s new Unity Center in Sacramento. This long-term interactive exhibit celebrating our state’s diverse people and customs opens Aug. 26. There’s no better time to celebrate our unique experiences and cultures than right now, and I encourage you to visit this new exhibit.

I believe that when we appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our friends, neighbors and colleagues, we can build stronger, kinder and healthier communities.

Sutter Health Hospitals Honored By U.S. News & World Report

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in Quality

Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include:

Memorial Medical Center Modesto also received a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 152 out of 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in a least one specialty.

Six additional Sutter Health hospital campuses earned recognition today as “high performers” in at least one adult specialty, condition or procedure, including:

“Our network’s doctors, nurses, clinicians and employees dedicate themselves daily to give safe, high quality care for patients across Northern California,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Our quality advancements also have an invaluable impact by helping lower costs and improve efficiencies. As an integrated network, we have the ability to share these best practices across our care teams to the benefit of all patients.” Read More

Sutter Health Invites Public to Join Unique Beginning-of-Life Conversation

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Transformation

Today, Sutter Health announced its involvement with a unique online forum for the public to share ideas on how to further enhance care at the beginning of life.

OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform, Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system, and UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, invites the community to join the conversation by visiting the challenge on OpenIDEO and answering the question “How might we reimagine the new life experience by addressing the diverse challenges of all mothers, babies, and those who care for them?”

The platform offers a place to share thoughts, collectively improve concepts, receive feedback and potentially launch a fresh idea that supports the diverse challenges of all mothers, babies, and those who care for them. The goal is to reinvent the way we think about and solve for maternal health by building innovative solutions that support access to fair and quality healthcare for all mothers and babies, especially those disadvantaged due to livelihood, socioeconomic status or chronic disease. Worldwide, 4.3 babies are born every second. And every year, 10 million women and adolescent girls experience complications or poor care during pregnancy and motherhood, many of which leave them and their children at risk.

“New life inspires wonder and a feeling that anything is possible,” said Chris Waugh, Sutter Health’s chief innovation officer. “We want to harness that energy to spark ideas which will support new, future or expecting mothers—regardless of their whereabouts or their circumstances. Creative thinking can unlock the potential for our communities to achieve their best health.” Read More

Sutter Health Named 2017 Most Wired

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in We're Awesome

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.  Not-for-profit Sutter Health earned recognition as one of 2017’s Most Wired ™.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:

  • 76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.
  • When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.
  • 68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.
  • 62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.
  • Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.
  • 40 percent offer virtual physician visits.
  • More than 40 percent provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure.

“In the dynamic field of healthcare technology, adopting and implementing technical innovations is critical to support the evolving needs of our care providers and our patients. Health IT plays a vital role in improving care quality and efficiency, helping control costs and enhancing the patient and caregiver experience,” said Jon Manis, senior vice president and chief information officer for Sutter Health. “On behalf of our entire Information Services team, we are truly honored to be recognized for our support achievements for the third year in a row.” Read More