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    Sutter Health Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform Law

    Memo to all Employees and Physicians Systemwide from Pat Fry, Sutter Health President & CEO

    Several years ago, Sutter Health started on a path to lead care delivery transformations that achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability for our patients. Sutter Health believes in the core tenets of health care reform. We support increased access and coverage—as well as accountability for high-quality, affordable care. We also support the efforts of California and other states to look for new ways to establish better access to affordable care for all individuals.

    Like other health care organizations, we share concerns about reimbursement reductions. Keep in mind that Medicare is reducing payments to Sutter Health by nearly $2 billion over the current decade. We are preparing for health care financing changes by further reducing care variation and by more broadly adopting best-practice approaches.

    Across Sutter Health, we must continue at full speed our efforts to achieve higher clinical quality and to deliver personalized patient care and support services at more affordable prices. While we've made great strides, we still have work to do on our strategic path forward to deliver exceptional value to every client.

    To learn more about Sutter Health’s successes in transforming health care, please visit our new online annual report and watch the short video. It will make you proud.
    Transforming Health Care (from the 2011 Annual Report)