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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Access, COVID-19

The last few months have been a whirlwind of shifting vaccine news, guidance, and information. Amid this ever-changing and fluid situation, please be assured that Sutter Health Plus is committed to sharing updates with you as soon as the information is available.

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Newsweek Lists 10 Network Ambulatory Surgery Centers Among Best in California

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Network, News, Quality


Recently, Newsweek magazine named 10 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the Sutter Health Plus network among the Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2021—with Palo Alto Medication Foundation Surgery Center (PAMF), Palo Alto ranked number one in California!

The following Sutter Health Plus network ASCs made the list:

  • PAMF Surgery Center, Palo Alto
  • PAMF Surgery Center, Mountain View
  • PAMF Surgery Center, Fremont
  • Fort Sutter Surgery Center
  • PAMF Surgery Center, San Carlos
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Surgery & Endoscopy Center
  • Sutter Sierra Surgery Center
  • Capitol City Surgery Center
  • Sutter Auburn Surgery Center
  • Sutter Roseville Endoscopy Center

Experts from Newsweek magazine along with survey participants ranked California’s top ASCs based on the quality of care, peer recommendations, and other performance data including how well facilities responded to COVID-19.

“I’m incredibly proud of this recognition from Newsweek, though I’m not surprised,” says Sutter Surgery Center Division CEO Terry Glubka. “Our ASCs’ clinicians and staff care deeply about the health and safety of their patients, and they work hard to provide them high quality, compassionate care.”

The Sutter Health Plus network includes ASCs that provide members with same-day surgical options for many procedures, including pain and spine surgeries, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and cataract surgeries. Unlike surgery performed in a hospital, a patient who undergoes surgery in an ASC can go home the same day of the procedure to recover with family in the comfort of their own home.

For more information and complete rankings, see Newsweek’s full list here.

Rob Carnaroli Featured on “Warner Pacific Insights” Podcast

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in News, People


Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Vice President of Sales, was recently featured on Warner Pacific Insights, a podcast produced by the general agency partner. The podcast is dedicated to supporting brokers and their clients through a new virtual avenue.

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Open Enrollment Extension for Individuals and Families

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Access, Affordability, COVID-19


After nearly a year of navigating the pandemic, many people in our community are continuing to face economic impacts, including job loss and access to employer-sponsored health benefits.

To offer more opportunities for people to enroll for coverage, Sutter Health Plus is announcing the individual family plan (IFP) open enrollment period is now extending through May 15, 2021. Open enrollment is when individuals and families are able to shop for plans that fit their needs and select new coverage.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted by on Feb 2, 2021 in Access, COVID-19

As California works to expand COVID-19 vaccine supply and availability, Sutter Health Plus wants to ensure members understand how to navigate their care and coverage during this time. The question on many members’ minds is, “When can I expect to be eligible for the vaccine?”

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Benefits of Mail Order Pharmacy

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Access, Health and Wellness


These days, many people rely on the convenience of shopping online. With just a few clicks, everything from groceries and home goods to clothing and electronics can arrive on the doorstep in a matter of days, if not sooner.
Through Express Scripts®, Sutter Health Plus members can also have prescription medications delivered right to their home. This can help save time, money, and offers a contactless alternative to visiting the pharmacy.

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Accessing Mental Health Support—Virtually

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Access, Digital Health, Health and Wellness, Mental Health


As we enter the new year, many people are reflecting on the challenging events of 2020—and those that continue to define our daily lives. Some people’s ability to prepare for and effectively respond to the ongoing ups and downs of the times may be waning.

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