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    Three Sutter-affiliated Hospitals Named Among Best Hospitals in U.S. News and World Report Metro Rankings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 19, 2011 - Three Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals were named as among the top hospitals in their regions by U.S. News & World Report.

    SACRAMENTO METRO AREA
    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

    • Ranked third overall in the Sacramento region.
    • U.S. News and World Report rated these three other specialty programs “high performing”: gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.
    • This is the second year Sutter Medical Center has ranked among the top three hospitals in the Sacramento region.
    SAN FRANCISCO METRO AREA
    California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
    • Ranked fourth overall in the San Francisco region.
    • U.S. News and World Report rated these five other specialty programs “high performing”: cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics
    BERKELEY AND OAKLAND
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland
    • Ranked fifth overall in the San Francisco region.
    • U.S. News and World Report rated these four other specialty programs “high performing”: ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology, orthopedics and urology.
    U.S. News and World Report created its Best Hospitals list more than 20 years ago. This year, the national publication released its first-ever Metro Area Rankings of Best Hospitals. According to U.S. News and World report, hospitals ranked in their metro area scored in the top 25 percent among peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. More information is available at U.S. News and World Report.

    For the past several years, Sutter Health has transformed health care for patients by advancing quality, improving access and reducing costs. In 2010, Sutter Health-affiliated medical groups were among the highest-rated in California. In addition, Sutter Health hospitals performed in or very near the top 10 percent nationally for key clinical measures set by the federal government. Sutter’s efforts to reduce variations in care and encourage broad adoption of best-practice approaches has further helped improve care quality and efficiency.

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    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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