Transformation

Doors Officially Open at Sutter Health’s CPMC Mission Bernal Campus

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Carousel, Scroll Images, Transformation

Shannon Thomas, R.N., site administrator for Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal Hospital Campus, unveils signage outside the emergency department.

Teams will care for the community inside this hospital that features latest technologies, advanced seismic safety and world-class healthcare

 

SAN FRANCISCO—The not-for-profit Sutter Health network will officially open the doors to its California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Mission Bernal campus hospital Saturday, Aug. 25. This neighborhood-based medical center for all San Franciscans is located at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Street.

“For 150 years, we have had the privilege to care for San Franciscans from every neighborhood of our wonderful city,” says California Pacific Medical Center CEO Warren Browner, M.D., MPH. “We are delighted to carry on that tradition and meet the ever-changing needs of our City by the Bay.”

“The new Sutter Health CPMC Mission Bernal Campus is a state of the art facility that will serve San Francisco for generations to come,” said Mayor London Breed. “The grand opening today is a culmination of years of collaborative work between the City, CPMC and the community to ensure that we provide quality healthcare for all of our diverse communities.” Read More

Leading Health Systems Form Alliance to Address Climate Change in California

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Carousel, Scroll Images, Transformation, We're Awesome

From a Health Care Without Harm press release

California Health Care Climate Alliance will advocate for climate-smart policies

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Amid deadly fires and record-breaking heat waves in California, four of the state’s largest health systems – Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Sutter Health – have formed the California Health Care Climate Alliance. The Alliance was formed in advance of next month’s Global Climate Action Summit which calls for deeper commitments and accelerated action to address climate change by all sectors of society.

Representing 107 California hospitals and serving more than 20 million patients in the state, the Alliance aims to drive stronger commitments from California’s health care sector to protect the public from the health impacts of climate change and to work with policymakers in Sacramento to support the state’s climate goals. Read More

Brian Alexander Named Sutter Roseville Medical Center CEO

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Transformation, Uncategorized

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Sutter Health leaders have announced that Brian Alexander will be the new chief executive officer of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Alexander began his new role on July 9.

Brian Alexander is the new CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

“Brian is a Sutter veteran with a strong business development background and deep values for advancing the quality of care for our patients,” said Grant Davies, President and CEO of Sutter Health’s Valley Area Hospitals. “He is an outgoing, bright leader who promotes the value that our integrated delivery system brings to the communities we serve.”

Alexander, 36, replaces Jennifer Maher, who has left Sutter Health after seven years with the organization. Read More

Sutter Takes Part in the Transformation of Breast Cancer Surgery in Northern California: ‘Moving Beyond Wires’ for Tumor Localization

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Quality, Transformation

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Sutter Health, a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare network in Northern California, announced its collaboration with Cianna Medical and the SAVI SCOUT® Wire-Free Radar Breast Localization System—a wire-free, non-radioactive system used by hospitals in the U.S.

“At Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, this advanced technology has had an immediate and enormous positive impact for our patients undergoing the removal of breast lesions,” said Harriet Borofsky, M.D., medical director of Sutter’s Mills-Peninsula Breast Center. “This technology eliminates the need to place wires for localization on the day of surgery, which can decrease anxiety and procedure time, thus improving a patient’s overall experience.”

“At Sutter, we’re taking another step forward in helping transform healthcare,” said Lisa M. Guirguis, M.D., surgical oncologist with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, which also uses the SCOUT system. “We welcome innovative approaches that are designed to enhance quality and help those in our care feel more supported and comfortable.” Read More

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Receives National Environmental Awards

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Transformation, Uncategorized, We're Awesome

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In recognition of successful programs to reduce its environmental impact, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento received two awards from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Partner for Change and Greening the OR are two of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health-care sector.

The Partner for Change Award recognizes health-care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably, and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas. Read More

Sutter Health announces collaboration with Augmedix and Google Cloud at HIMSS18

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 in Transformation

Collaboration is one of several new Sutter Health innovations to improve the doctor-patient experience

 

Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health’s chief of digital patient experience

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Northern California-based, not-for-profit Sutter Health today announced it is working with Augmedix to benefit from the power of Google Cloud. Sutter Health has one of the largest deployments on Augmedix’s documentation platform, which now runs on Google Cloud Platform. The collaboration is one of several new Sutter Health innovations for patients and healthcare providers to help make the healthcare experience more simple, engaging and human.

“We are committed to creating new and meaningful ways to support our patients and clinicians,” said Albert Chan, M.D., chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health and a family medicine doctor who uses Augmedix and Glass Enterprise Edition with patients during clinic visits. “Glass with Augmedix takes care of many of the administrative visit tasks, which allows doctors to focus on what we care most about—helping our patients.”

Now that Augmedix is powered by Google Cloud Platform, Sutter plans to add a machine learning tool to assist doctors by triaging in-box messages from patients, as appropriate. Future plans include implementing more GCP-enabled AI and machine learning modules to supercharge scribing services so they can support doctors in other ways as they are caring for patients. Read More