Sutter Davis Hospital, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
Sutter Davis Hospital is the first organization in the greater Sacramento area and first Northern California hospital to receive the honor. Pewaukee School District in Wisconsin and Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas also received awards.
“This milestone award recognizes a five-year journey of focused, collaborative work to continue advancing quality at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Gordon Hunt M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Sutter Davis serves as a role model for hospitals nationwide in providing patients with high-quality care.”
Hunt added, “Typically, it takes twice as long—a full decade—before Baldrige award applicants can demonstrate the caliber of performance to merit this honor. Raising the quality bar this high and sustaining it takes partnership and perseverance by every employee, doctor, nurse and volunteer at the hospital. I congratulate the entire team at Sutter Davis for their dedication.”
“In spite of the struggles that health care finds itself in today, there is great care being delivered every day to every patient at Sutter Davis Hospital,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Janet Wagner. “This recognition from the Baldrige foundation may seem like the end to a long journey; however, it is just a springboard to executing the many innovative ideas and processes that this complex health care environment demands.” Read more... about Sutter Health Hospital Receives Nation’s Highest Award for Performance Excellence