Sutter Health Promotes John Hummel To Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Sacramento, Calif., August 21, 2002 - Sutter Health, one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers, has announced the promotion of Chief Information Officer John Hummel to the position of senior vice president, information technology.
In his new position, Hummel will continue to lead the development of key patient-safety initiatives like Sutter's $50 million investment in advanced technology that promises fundamental changes in hospital ICU care and bedside medication delivery. He also will oversee teams that work with clinical leaders to enhance technology in support of physicians who perform transplants, offer the most advanced treatments for cancer, provide leading-edge surgical techniques, care for the most difficult pregnancies and deliveries, and more.
"Through John's leadership, we have taken tremendous strides in our IT strategies that focus on improving patient care by integrating advanced technology with clinical best practices," said Sutter Health Chief Executive Officer Van R. Johnson. "John and his talented team have helped make Sutter Health a pioneer in employing high-tech medical support systems. Their exemplary work has allowed us to be recognized as among the nation's 'most wired' health care networks."
Hummel joined Sutter Health in 1997 as director of system integration and became its CIO two years later. He has nearly 30 years experience in using information technology to enhance health care productivity in both national and international settings. Before joining Sutter, Hummel headed the information systems functions of Specialty Laboratories, Inc. in Santa Monica; Brim, Inc. in Portland, Ore.; and Health Services Pharmacy/Option Care in Vancouver, Wash.
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 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.
Communications Manager, Sutter Health