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2011-11-16 11:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Physicians Services (SPS) and Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) -- two affiliates within the Sutter Health network of care -- announced the theft of a company-issued password-protected unencrypted desktop computer from SMF's administrative offices in Sacramento the weekend of Oct. 15, 2011. Following discovery of the theft, Sutter Health immediately reported it to the Sacramento Police Department. It also began an internal...

2011-11-11 10:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health today named longtime Sutter executive Sarah Krevans chief operating officer (COO) for the Sacramento-based, not-for-profit health care network. The COO role has been vacant since Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry left the position in 2005. Krevans, who assumes her new role in January 2012, will oversee the operations of Sutter Health's five Northern California regions and the Sutter Care at Home network of home health...

2011-11-09 11:37:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A quarter-million-dollar donation by Sutter Health to 29 food banks throughout Northern California will help put more than 1 million meals on family tables this holiday season. On average, every dollar donated translates to 4.5 meals provided by Sutter's community partners. The Sutter Health network of care has donated $762,500 over the past three years to food banks in local communities. The donations are provided on behalf of the health...

2011-10-24 17:37:00

Hospital Case Studies Can Be Found at www.CaringisourCalling.org SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pressure ulcers - also known as bed sores - are among the five most common types of healthcare-acquired conditions experienced by hospitalized patients. But efforts underway at hospitals across California are showing dramatic results in the prevention of these skin lesions. White Memorial Medical Center/Adventist Health in Los Angeles and hospitals within Northern...

2011-10-18 12:57:00

Hospital Case Studies Can Be Found at www.CaringisourCalling.org SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, more than 50,000 sick or premature babies are delivered in California's community hospitals. Typically, these vulnerable infants have immature immune systems and are at risk for acquiring infections. To address this problem, Riverside County Regional Medical Center in 2009 implemented a new program to eliminate infections in its neonatal unit. As a...

2011-10-13 12:03:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James H. Hickman, a respected veteran in community health care, has been named President and CEO of the Alta Bates Summit Foundation and Vice President of Philanthropy for Sutter Health's East Bay Region. Mr. Hickman, a longtime Bay Area resident, has more than two decades of experience working in health care, philanthropy and social innovation, and brings a unique perspective to nonprofit leadership and organizational strategy. "Jim brings...

2011-10-05 11:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackie Bright, formerly vice president at Sutter Health and chief executive officer of SutterSelect, the self-funded medical plan for Sutter employees and their dependents, has joined Brown & Toland Physicians as Senior Vice President of Health Plan and Network Strategies. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111005/SF80692) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/SF45006LOGO-b) Prior to her position as CEO of...

2011-09-28 11:35:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For new mother Melissa Harris, becoming pregnant with her second child was difficult. After four years, two miscarriages, and on the brink of giving up, Melissa and her husband Peter were thrilled when they discovered they were expecting. At 24 weeks, Melissa unexpectedly went into labor and prematurely delivered her son Sam at Sutter Health affiliate Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley -- he weighed just over one pound at...

2011-09-12 10:47:00

TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 180 U.S. hospitals announced today that the American Hospital Association (AHA) Center for Healthcare Governance has selected the company along with its client, San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center (SLVRMC), to present Building a Foundation for Hospital Information Technology Success at its annual Fall Symposium taking place in Boston, Mass.,...

2011-09-09 17:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 23,000 registered nurses at 34 Northern and Central California hospitals will hold a one-day strike Thursday, September 22, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today. The strike affects two of California's largest and most profitable hospital chains, Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente, as well as Children's Hospital Oakland. A centerpiece of the strike at the Sutter hospitals is Sutter's unprecedented...