Physician Foundation at California Pacific Medical Center and Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay Combine to Form Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
220+ Member Physician Group Serves San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Lake Counties
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 31, 2009) - Physician Foundation at California Pacific Medical Center and Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay today announced their merger and new operating name, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, effective September 1, 2009.
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is comprised of primary care and specialist physicians who manage complex medical cases. Its 226 doctors are dedicated to excellent patient care, combining the latest in medical knowledge and technology with a personal commitment to their patients. Sutter Pacific doctors deliver health care services in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Lake Counties, with additional outreach locations throughout Northern California. The relationship between Sutter Pacific physicians and local Sutter Health facilities helps link both doctors and patients with hospital services, enabling the highest quality care delivery.
The two medical foundations are joining forces to create the capability for seamless delivery of health care services throughout the West Bay and Northern California. The combined expertise and infrastructure of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation will allow for more effective and efficient medical care to be delivered to patients in the region.
“This merger offers an exciting opportunity to provide patients throughout Northern California with a complete continuum of health care services. Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay already has a strong presence delivering primary and secondary care in Sonoma and Lake Counties. By combining practices with Physician Foundation at California Pacific Medical Center, we can also offer deep expertise and access to specialty services not provided locally,” says Morris Flaum, M.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.
“Together we are focusing on building a robust primary care and specialist network so that patients all along the 101 corridor have access to comprehensive medical care,” adds Chris Rogers, Executive Director of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is part of Sutter Health. Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.