State of Sutter: A Look Back at 2012
A look back at some of Sutter Health’s key milestones in 2012.
Transformation – Sutter Health filed for a Knox-Keene license, taking the first step toward creating and operating a Sutter-sponsored health plan for consumers.
Hospital Construction – Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley became one of very few medical centers in the nation—and the first Sutter Health hospital—to concurrently move into a new 130-bed facility and implement its electronic health record.
Patient Access – Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilots launched in Davis, Albany and Santa Rosa. These unique care teams act as a one-stop “home base” where doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, care managers, pharmacists and others proactively partner with patients to help prevent illness and more effectively manage chronic disease.
Research – Expanded on longtime commitment to medical research by implementing a systemwide Research, Development and Dissemination function. Sutter Health will invest $20 million into this function within the first three years of launch.
Giving – To support communities throughout Northern California during the holiday season, Sutter Health gave $280,000 to organizations benefiting veterans and their families and 29 food banks serving the hungry.
Health Care Technology – Sutter Health improved our online patient services (My Health Online) capabilities with online appointment scheduling and other convenient tools that benefit more than 600,000 patients connected to the system.