Posts Tagged "San Francisco"

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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Sutter Health Named “Owner of the Year”

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Expanding Access, Transformation, We're Awesome

collageEngineering News-Record (ENR) California selected Sutter Health as its 2015 “Owner of the Year” for our systemwide construction investment, innovation, sustainable design and commitment to community benefit.

The story highlighted upcoming and recently completed projects including California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Merritt PavilionEden Medical Center and and Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s San Carlos Center. The story also shares insights from our own expert construction partners at Boldt and SmithGroupJJR.

Read the article and learn more about how we earned the title.

Five Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn 2014 Top Hospital Distinction

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Quality, Scroll Images, We're Awesome

Today, The Leapfrog Group® named five Sutter Health hospital campuses to its annual list of Top Hospitals. The elite distinction honors hospitals that demonstrate excellence in safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group awards the Top Hospital recognition to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.

Sutter Health hospital campuses named as Top Hospitals in 2014 include:

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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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Bringing Diabetes Education to Our Communities

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in Wellness

Whether you live with diabetes or someone you love does, Diabetes Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more. According to the American Diabetes Association:

  • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.

Throughout November we’re hosting a number of unique educational events. Please find details below.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks!

Join us Nov. 5 at our free event to learn about prediabetes and how changing your lifestyle and habits can reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

Celebrating World Diabetes Day

Join us Nov. 12 for three free events in support of World Diabetes Day. Events include free screenings, an inspirational lecture by Lou Brock, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Type 2 diabetic, and a panel discussion of expert advice covering diet and fitness.

California Pacific Medical Center

Keys to a Vibrant Life with Diabetes

To raise awareness about diabetes, California Pacific Medical Center will host an event on Nov. 13. Hear Ironman Jay Hewitt speak, watch a live cooking demo and get health tips from Karen Earle, M.D.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

2014 World Diabetes Day Health Education Fair

Join Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Diabetes Center and Ethnic Health Institute on Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center. You’ll learn how to reduce the risk of diabetes, participate in free screenings related to diabetes and learn how to live well with diabetes. Additionally, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, Lou Brock, will meet with attendees and talk about his experience with managing diabetes. Kitchen on Fire Cooking School will provide a live cooking demo with delicious, health food samplings.