Quality

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.

Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn IHA Awards for Quality and Patient Experience

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Network, Quality


The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has awarded the “2020 Excellence in Healthcare” award, the highest level of achievement, to Sutter Medical Foundation–Sutter Medical Group for the second year in a row. This award reflects the 2019 performance year in the Align.Measure.Perform (AMP) Commercial HMO program. This honor recognizes physician organizations that have succeeded in achieving strong quality results while effectively managing costs. To earn this award, physician organizations must have performance that ranks in the top 50% for clinical quality, patient experience, and cost for their commercial HMO population.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Six Hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus Network Among Best in California

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Network, News, Quality


Six hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as among the best in California for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report. Hospitals throughout the state and in major metropolitan regions are ranked annually for performance across 26 adult specialties, procedures, and conditions.

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Fifteen Network Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Section Births

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in News, Quality

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) recently recognized hospitals for reducing cesarean section (C-section) births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies.

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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Awards for Patient Experience

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in News, Quality

Physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network received awards from Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group representing health plans, hospital systems, physician groups and other healthcare stakeholders in California.

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Sutter Health Plus Receives NCQA Accreditation

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Quality

Sutter Health Plus was recently awarded the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) formal seal of Health Plan Accreditation for a three-year period. The two-year application process included performance reporting in over 40 areas, and surveys of more than 60 care management standards conducted by a team of physicians and health plan experts.

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