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    Sutter Health’s ‘2009 Report to Our Communities’ Online

    Explore the Not-for-Profit Network’s Achievements for 2009


    SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2010 - Sutter Health’s annual report is now available for viewing at www.SutterHealth.org/annualreport. The electronic publication explores how the not-for-profit network’s coordinated approach to patient care helped create efficiencies that improved health care quality and access.

    Some notable highlights from 2009 include:

    • Sutter Health’s affiliated physician organizations were among the first in the country to adopt e-prescribing—a patient safety system recommended by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Aggressive infection prevention efforts in hospitals across Sutter Health helped saved 63 lives
    • The system committed more than $11 million to community health clinics to help keep their doors open
    • A new consumer website—MyLifeStages.org—was launched, connecting women with health information, Sutter-affiliated doctors and more.
    • Sutter Health installed its first hospital-based electronic health record system.
    Sutter Health has produced an online annual report since 2006 and is a national leader in this growing trend toward paperless reporting. Transitioning from a printed to an online publication expands audience access to Sutter Health information and has spared nearly 50 trees. To view Sutter’s complete advancements in quality, patient safety, access, affordability and more, visit the “2009 Report to Our Communities” at www.SutterHealth.org/annualreport.

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