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    Sutter Health Leader Sarah Krevans Named Woman of the Year by Women Health Care Executives

    Sacramento Sierra Region President Sarah Krevans Honored for Leadership and Innovation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1, 2011 - Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region President, has been named “2011 Woman of the Year” by Women Health Care Executives. The Northern California-based professional organization for women in health care also celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year.

    “Sarah stands out as a remarkable leader and innovator among her peers,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “We’ve set a goal to reduce expenses across Sutter Health by about $700 million between now and 2014. Sarah is helping guide our network’s broad efforts to transform how we deliver our services to ensure that high-quality health care is accessible yet more affordable for our patients and communities.”

    As President of Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region, Krevans helps guide the delivery of health care that is personalized to the needs of patients and communities in nine Northern California counties – Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. The region includes seven acute care hospitals, two mental health facilities, more than 11,500 employees and 530 medical group physicians.

    Under Krevans’ leadership, Sutter Health and the Sacramento Sierra region have made tremendous advancements in further improving patient care:

    Quality Advancements
    In the past year, two affiliated medical groups in Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra region were honored as among California’s top performing physician organizations. In addition, five hospitals in Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra region received certificates of excellence from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART) in 2010. In March, Sutter Davis Hospital was chosen as one of the 100 top hospitals in the United States by Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®. Sutter Davis also won a Best Place to Work in Healthcare award in 2010 from Modern Healthcare magazine.

    Community Benefit
    The Sacramento Sierra Region invested $224 million in community benefit services for patients and communities – a 30 percent increase over the previous year – part of the Sutter Health network’s total investment of $751 million in health care programs, services and benefits for the poor and underserved and broader community last year.

    Access Improvements
    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is undergoing a major expansion. Part of Sutter Health’s multi-billion-dollar investment in hospital construction throughout Northern California, the comprehensive project in midtown Sacramento totals $724 million and includes multiple projects. Once complete in late 2012, the health care campus will be among the region’s most innovative and advanced. In addition, the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute at Sutter Roseville Medical Center significantly expanded to better serve the needs of patients. Sutter Amador Hospital in rural Amador County enlarged its emergency department and a new ambulatory surgery center opened in the rapidly growing Sacramento County community of Elk Grove.

    Background on Sarah Krevans
    Before joining Sutter Health, Krevans worked with Kaiser Permanente for many years in various leadership capacities, including Senior Vice President and Area Manager; she also directed the state of Maine’s Health Policy and Planning functions.

    Krevans serves as a board member for Make-A-Wish, Sierra Forever Families and Voluntary Hospitals of America West Coast. In addition, she serves as a board member for Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Foundation, and Sutter Health Pacific.

    Krevans earned master’s degrees in Public Health and Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She and her husband have three children and live in the Sacramento area.

    Krevans will receive the 2011 Woman of the Year award at WHCE’s 30th Anniversary dinner in San Francisco on June 16th.

    About 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 share resources and 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 Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

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    About Women Health Care Executives (WHCE)
    WHCE is a Bay Area professional organization whose diverse members represent integrated health care systems, hospitals, biotech, community based organizations, law, architects and consultants. The purpose of WHCE is to promote the career advancement of women in all health care fields, increase the technical and professional knowledge of its membership through education, provide a forum for communication, networking and support and promote members and their accomplishments. To learn more about WHCE, please visit

    About Woman of the Year Gala Dinner
    Each year, WHCE honors a woman whose leadership and contributions to the health care field are exceptional and deserving of recognition. At this annual dinner, WHCE will also announce scholarships for four young women in the Bay Area who have demonstrated commitment to careers in health care and to serving their communities. This year's event will be held June 16 in San Francisco.

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