Sutter Health Welcomes Two New Board Members
Two accomplished healthcare and community leaders, Helen MacLeod Thomson and Anthony Wagner, joined the Sutter Health Board of Directors in November 2019.
“We are pleased to welcome these valued colleagues to our Sutter Health board of directors,” said Sarah Krevans, president & CEO of Sutter Health. “Their long-standing service and commitment to the health and wellness of Northern Californians will greatly benefit our 3 million patients and the diverse communities we serve.”
About Helen MacLeod Thomson
Helen MacLeod Thomson joined the Sutter Health Board of Directors in November, 2019. She is past chair of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and a former Democratic Assemblywoman from California’s 8th Assembly District. As a state legislator, Thomson chaired the Assembly Health Committee and the Select Committee on Mental Health, where she championed health and mental health services. She authored 81 bills signed into law, most notably AB 88, the mental health parity legislation ending discrimination in insurance benefits for adults and children with serious mental illness, and AB 1412, “Laura’s Law,” establishing a court-ordered program of assisted outpatient treatment for people with severe mental illness.
She was a member of the steering committee of the CaliforniaCoalition for Compassionate Care and chaired their POLST task force. She alsoserved on the advisory committee of the California Health Care forum. In 2018,Helen Thomson was recognized for her contributions with the naming of the YoloCounty Health and Human Services Davis Center, District Offices in her honor.
In addition to the Sutter Health Board of Directors, Thomson, a registered nurse, currently serves as board chair of the Sutter Valley Hospitals and Sutter Valley Medical Foundation boards of directors, and serves on its governance and compliance, and safety and quality committees.
“I am pleased
to continue my longtime support of Sutter Health in this new role,” said Helen Thomson,
member of the Sutter Health Board of Directors. “I am looking forward to guiding Sutter’s
integrated healthcare efforts as we continue to address the major public health challenges
of our time: mental illness, homelessness, access to affordable health care, and health
About Anthony Wagner
Anthony (Tony) Wagner joined the Sutter Health Board of Directors in November 2019. A retired health care executive, Wagner served as the deputy associate director of the medical center at the University of California, San Francisco; CEO of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center; executive administrator of the San Francisco Community Health Network; and vice president for Kaiser Permanente in the office of labor management partnership.
In addition to the Sutter Health Board of Directors, he serves as chairman of the board for Sutter Bay Hospitals and Sutter Bay Medical Foundation. Wagner has been active in the California Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, and the California Association of Public Hospitals. He served on the national board of the American Heart Association, as chair for that association’s San Francisco chapter and Western States affiliate. Wagner also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
“I look forward to continuing my stewardship of SutterHealth’s not-for-profit mission as we lead the transformation of healthcare, andas a continued champion of serving the diverse health needs of communitiesacross Northern California,” said Anthony Wagner, member of the Sutter HealthBoard of Directors.
Sutter Health is more than 60,000 people strong thanks to its integrated network of physicians, employees and volunteers. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter team members adopt new technologies, make novel discoveries and embrace creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health. From its street nurse program that provides check-ups for homeless people, to telemedicine-aided specialist consultations, to walk-in care clinics, to video visits, the Sutter Health team goes beyond traditional models to make care more convenient and to nurture and empower people throughout their healthcare journey. For more information about the Sutter Health network visit: sutterhealth.org | facebook.com/sutterhealth | youtube.com/sutterhealth | twitter.com/sutterhealth