2009 Report To Our Communities
"My decisions put patients first--always." Pat Fry, President and CEO

President’s Message
Pat Fry, Sutter Health President and CEO

Throughout my nearly 30-year career at Sutter Health, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and dedicated professionals in health care. I’m extremely proud of our steadfast focus on putting patients’ needs first. Through our integrated approach to caring for patients and our collective commitment to excellence, we’ve become a preferred place to work, to practice medicine and to receive care.

Pat Fry PresidentLooking back at 2009, I’m particularly proud of our efforts to advance quality and make care more accessible and affordable. Together, we raised the bar in clinical quality to an all-time high—ranking No.1 for health care quality in California, according to the respected Lewin Group.

To continue making care more accessible for patients, we also invested millions of dollars to build and replace physician care centers and hospitals in communities across Northern California. Additionally, we provided record levels of services for those without insurance or who were unable to pay for health care.

Our Sutter Health family is committed to providing the right care, at the right time and in the right place. Whether you receive care in one of our physician organizations, hospitals or in the comfort of your own home, we want to be sure your experience is the best it can be.

Please take a few moments to further explore our 2009 achievements through our online annual report. Experience the Sutter difference, and see how we’re working together to advance care for you and your family.

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