2009 Report To Our Communities
"Cutting-edge technology, warm fuzzy care." Colette Dunleavy, Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Investing in Innovation

First Hospital Goes Live on Electronic Health Record System

Mills-Peninsula Health Services became the first hospital to go live with the Sutter-wide electronic health record system. Within months of this milestone, Mills-Peninsula earned industry recognition as being among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide for its medical staff adoption of computerized physician order entry.

Empowering Women to Take Charge of Their Health

Sutter Health launched a new Web site, www.MyLifeStages.org, to inform women and connect them with Sutter-affiliated doctors, health information and other services and interactive tools.


The MyLifeStages site received national recognition as a gold award winner for “Best Interactive Consumer Site” by eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Physician Offices Get Connected

The Camino Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation installed the electronic health record (EHR) system. Nearly 3,000 physicians and more than 12,000 total caregivers across our affiliated physician organizations in Northern California now coordinate care via the EHR.

Shaping Health Information Technology Adoption Nationwide

Paul Tang, M.D., vice president and chief medical information officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, was appointed to a federal committee that shapes and fosters EHR adoption across the country.

Putting Patient Safety First

Sutter Health’s affiliated physician organizations were among the first in the country to adopt e-prescribing, a patient safety system recommended by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services.


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