Posts Tagged "Oakland"

Sutter Health Hospitals Receive High Marks in Patient Safety

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Quality

Twelve Sutter Health hospital campuses earned “A” grades today in The Leapfrog Group’s® Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠ for dedication to patient safety. The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“Across our network, we work relentlessly to provide exceptional care quality, safety and service for our patients,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “This national ranking demonstrates how, by partnering with one another and other quality and safety experts, we make a difference for communities across Northern California.”

Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific campus earned additional recognition as “straight A” hospitals for consistently earning “A” grades since the launch of the Hospital Safety scorecard in 2012. Only 182 hospitals across the nation achieved this distinction.

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State of Sutter: A Look Back at 2014

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Community Benefit, Expanding Access, Quality, Research, Transformation

A look back at some of Sutter Health’s key milestones in 2014.

Quality Achievement – Our commitment to quality and service means patients receive the excellent medical care they deserve, leading to better treatment results and a better quality of life. Our network received numerous awards for health care quality in 2014.

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Sutter Health Donates $255,000 to Help Feed Those in Need This Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Six-year tally exceeds $1.4 million, aiding countless individuals and families

Sutter Health announced today a quarter-million-dollar-plus donation to 29 food banks across Northern California and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health system enables local food banks to serve more than 1 million nutritious meals to those in need this winter.

“A nutritious diet plays an important role in improving overall health and wellness and can even help protect against diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “We’re partnering with our food bank neighbors to help families stay healthy—and well nourished.”

On average, every dollar donated to food banks translates to more than four meals served. Over the past six years, our donations to community food banks total more than $1.4 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Merritt Pavilion

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Expanding Access, Transformation

Collage with three images: exterior building, family looking out window and patient roomThis weekend, Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will open its new Merritt Pavilion to patients.

The Merritt Pavilion, located in Oakland, includes 238 private patient rooms designed with the healing and comfort of patients and their families in mind. The spacious rooms include large showers, recliners or sofa beds and a flat-panel TV entertainment system that offers on-demand movies, music and health-related programs. Rooms are accessible for our patients with disabilities and equipped with overhead patient lifts for the safety and comfort of patients and staff.

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Sutter Health Invests $11.5 Million in Patient Safety Equipment

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Quality

Overhead patient lifts improve employee and patient safety and clinical quality

Today, not-for-profit Sutter Health announces an $11.5 million commitment to install overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers across its Northern California network. Three years ago, the network invested an initial $11.5 million to install overhead lifts at 21 affiliate sites.

Overhead patient lifts make repositioning and moving patients easier, safer and less strenuous for caregivers. Initial outcomes from Sutter-affiliated hospitals with overhead lifts show that employee injuries from lifting and repositioning patients have dropped by more than 50 percent since 2011. The not-for-profit network anticipates even better outcomes as it installs additional lifts and employees become more familiar with using them.

You can also view this video on our Sutter Health YouTube channel.

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