This message was sent on behalf of Sutter Health President and CEO, Sarah Krevans
Dear Sutter Health partners:
When I came to Sutter Health 16 years ago, I knew I was in the right place.
I was originally drawn to Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, the employees and physicians devoted to providing high-quality compassionate health care, and the powerful energy of teamwork. These central aspects of Sutter continue to inspire me as we enter a new year.
At our core, we are a unified not-for-profit health care network, partnering to continually improve the health and well-being of people in our communities. As we look to the future, we build upon the accomplishments of the teams that came before us. Pat Fry, our retiring CEO, leaves an unparalleled legacy of service, achievement and dedication to the Sutter Health mission and vision. Now, with great pride and gratitude, I begin my job as your new Sutter Health president and chief executive officer.
I’ve always said that health care is in my DNA. My family’s health care roots date back to the 1800s, and my first entry-level job in a care facility for patients with severe mental illness profoundly influenced my professional path. I became determined to help improve the health care system. I have worked in health care my entire adult life and am thankful for the opportunity we have every day to make a positive difference for our patients, their families and our communities.
My husband and I have raised three children, who are now young adults, and I believe that strong personal connections matter. I’m devoted to our Sutter Health team’s continued success. Our foundation is strong, and our past accomplishments are remarkable. Now, by staying true to our partnership promise and embracing innovation, I know we can be the national model for all that’s right in health care.
In the coming weeks and months, I’ll spend much of my time visiting Sutter Health care centers and service departments, listening to you, our patients and others in the communities we serve. Your opinions about what’s most important and your ideas for success will help shape our vision for the future of Sutter Health.
If you see me at your worksite, please say hello. If we don’t cross paths right away, please feel free to send me a note at SHAdmin@sutterhealth.org. You can also find me on LinkedIn Opens new window or follow me on Twitter @sarahkrevans Opens new window. Let’s connect!
I am deeply honored to work with all of you. Your commitment to our patients inspires and motivates me every day. Together, we’ll continue to create an environment where we value one another’s differences and perspectives, where health care is tailored to meet personal needs, where innovative companies seek our partnership and where every person on our team can fulfill their potential.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of our patients. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!