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    Sutter Davis Named a 100 Top Hospital in U.S.

    DAVIS, Calif., March 30, 2011 - Sutter Davis Hospital has been chosen as one of the 100 top hospitals in the United States by Thomson Reuters based on its overall organizational performance. Sutter Davis, which also was honored as a 100 Top Hospital in 2008, is one of only four hospitals in California and the only one in the greater Sacramento region to receive the award this year.

    The annual Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

    “This year's 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs.”

    To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
    According to Thomson Reuters research, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities, including Sutter Davis Hospital:

    • Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year.
    • More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
    • Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
    • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
    If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater. For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com. The other California hospitals to be awarded in the 100 Top Hospitals study are Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.

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    About Sutter Davis Hospital
    Sutter Davis Hospital, an affiliate of Sutter Health, offers the best of all worlds – a technologically advanced acute-care hospital, a strong offering of outpatient services and community outreach programs. The 48-bed hospital and its programs provide care and support to the residents of Davis, Dixon, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Vacaville and rural communities throughout Yolo and Eastern Solano counties. The 94,000-square-foot hospital opened in 1994 and sits on a 20-acre medical campus. Designed with the future in mind, Sutter Davis Hospital offers the technical flexibility necessary to be on the leading edge of health care. For more on the hospital, visit the website www.sutterdavis.org.

    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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