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2014-10-29 12:29:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourteen Sutter Health hospital campuses earned A grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score(SM). "From our work to more proactively identify, treat and prevent sepsis and other healthcare associated infections, to reducing early elective delivery of infants no sooner than 39 weeks of pregnancy, we're building and fortifying a culture centered on the quality and safety of care for our patients....

2014-06-12 16:25:52

Overhead patient lifts improve employee and patient safety and clinical quality SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, not-for-profit Sutter Health announces an $11.5 million commitment to install overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers across its Northern California network. Three years ago, the network invested an initial $11.5 million to install overhead lifts at 21 affiliate sites. Overhead patient lifts make...

2014-02-28 12:28:05

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital today announced that it has appointed Iftikhar Hussain as the hospital's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Hussain will replace interim CFO, Ned Borgstrom, starting in April. "Iftikhar brings a proven track record of careful fiscal management, organizational leadership and innovative thinking that will be a tremendous asset to our hospital," said Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital. "The...

2014-01-23 12:29:36

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center one of six in the nation chosen to review and provide expert feedback on innovative Healthcare Hotspotting Toolkit OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers announced that Sutter Health's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been selected as one of only six organizations in the nation to comprise a Hotspotting Advisory Group. "Hotspotting" is a new tool designed to analyze data that focuses on the...

2011-08-01 13:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland Physicians, San Francisco's largest independent physician association (IPA), announced today that it has formed one company with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), one of the East Bay's largest IPAs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-c) Forming one...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

According to an article published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, African Americans comprise 13% of America's population but only 4% of U.S. physicians. The publication's study concluded that financial constraints, insufficient exposure to medicine as a career, little encouragement at home and in schools, lack of role models, and negative peer pressure may contribute to racial disparities in the physician workforce for African Americans. Exposure at a young age to role...

2010-10-31 00:13:17

DPR Construction, one of the nation's top commercial builders in the healthcare industry, officially broke ground this week on the new Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion for Sutter Health in Oakland, Calif. The 230,000-square-foot Patient Care Pavilion will house 238 medical/surgical and acute rehabilitation beds and is being built on a 1.5-acre site in the middle of an urban hospital campus. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 DPR Construction (http://www.dpr.com)],...


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