Health Care Leader Joins Sutter Health Board
Sacramento, Calif., September 16, 2002 - The not-for-profit Sutter Health network of community-based health care providers announced today the appointment of internationally recognized health care leader David H. Jeppson to its Board of Directors. With more than 40 years experience in the health care industry, Jeppson brings a deep understanding of the mounting financial challenges facing today's hospitals and physician organizations.
"David joins the Sutter Health board at a time when health care provider organizations are facing unprecedented challenges in making critical equipment and facility investments and complying with government mandates in the face of chronic underfunding. It's also an exciting time for Sutter Health as the organization takes a leadership position in employing high-tech support systems that take patient safety to new heights." said Dennis O'Connell, chair of the Sutter Health Board of Directors. "We welcome his vast expertise and are thrilled to include him in our decision-making process."
Jeppson, retired executive vice president of Intermountain Health Care, a multi-state not-for-profit health care system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is former chief executive officer of University of Colorado Medical Center as well as the University of Washington Medical Center. He has served as regent, governor and board chairman to the American College of Health Care Executives and board chairman to the Health Care Forum. Author of numerous articles on the industry, Jeppson is a guest lecturer to U.S. universities and an international consultant to health care organizations in the Republic of South Africa, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Western Europe.
Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers, delivering high-quality care in more than 100 Northern California communities. It is also the regional leader in infant deliveries, neonatology, orthopedics, pediatrics and cancer care services. Sutter Health supports more than two dozen locally run acute care hospitals as well as physician organizations; medical research facilities; region wide home health, hospice and occupational health networks; and long-term care centers.