Backed by one of the nation’s leading community-based healthcare providers, and with a vision centered on patient and physician satisfaction, our team has proven expertise in ambulatory surgery center development and growth.
Patrina (Trina) White began her career in healthcare as a Physical Therapist, and discovered she also enjoyed healthcare management. Trina’s diverse background includes leadership of physician groups and clinics, service lines, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, ancillary services, home health and various inpatient and outpatient services, as well as planning, opening, and operating a 126-bed hospital before moving to California in 2013. Trina has over 22 years of broad healthcare leadership experience.
Trina works for Sutter Health and currently serves as the CEO for Sutter Surgery Center Division, Sutter Care at Home and Walk-In Care. Prior to her current role, Trina was the CEO for Sutter Valley Medical Foundation for the central region 2019-2021, the Chief Administrative Officer of Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center in Santa Cruz 2017-2019, the Vice President of Operations for the Sutter Bay Medical Foundation - East Bay Region 2016-2017.
Prior to joining Sutter, Trina served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Orthopedic Service Line at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. Earlier in her career, Trina worked in Omaha, NE including serving as Chief Executive Officer at Nebraska Orthopedic Associates and in different Director roles for Methodist Health System. Her career has also included adjunct teaching in both healthcare and business programs including the University of South Dakota, Methodist College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Trina has a clinical Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota and an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is board certified with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and with the American College of Medical Practice Executives/Medical Group Management Association (FACMPE). She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Throughout her career, Trina has strived for strong team engagement and a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Trina enjoys mentoring through various programs, including the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Melody States, RN, CASC, CNOR, serves as Sutter Surgery Center Division’s (SSCD) executive director of Bay Area ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals. In this role, she oversees the operations, physician relations and strategic planning for ASCs and surgical hospitals that are affiliated with a Sutter medical foundation.
Melody joined SSCD in 2017 after serving 19 years as executive director for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Division of Surgery.
Melody grew up in South Africa, where she began her career as a nurse working in the operating theater. Her many professional certifications include Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) and Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR).
In 2017, Melody received the Carol Emmott Fellowship for Woman Leaders in Health—an honor granted each year to a select number of exceptional female leaders in health care. In 2016, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized her with its Silicon Valley Women of Influence award.
Melody graduated from Sutter Health University’s (SHU) 2017 Accelerated Change Excellence Leadership program. She is also a graduate of SHU’s Leadership Academy and Lean Leadership Training.
While at PAMF, Melody hosted health care executives from all over the world, sharing PAMF ASCs’ successful application of Lean principles. She also helps members of her team reach their full potential by teaching them to employ Lean and Daily Engagement Systems thinking in their work.
Brad Heaton serves as Sutter Surgery Center Division’s (SSCD) executive director of Valley ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In this role, he oversees the operations, physician relations and strategic planning for Sutter-affiliated ASCs in which physicians are partner owners.
Brad has been with SSCD since 2009. Prior to his current role, he served as director of operations for ASCs in the Sacramento region. He has also served as the administrator at several Sutter-affiliated surgery centers, leading day-to-day operations in the centers.
Brad completed a postgraduate fellowship with Sutter Health in healthcare administration, during which he received hands-on, specialized administrative experience in a variety of settings, including —acute care hospitals, medical groups/foundations, and ambulatory care environments. He is board certified in surgery center administration.
Brad has a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young