Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Elite Honors

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Network, Quality

America’s Physician Groups helps consumers evaluate physician organizations’ technical quality, patient experience and affordability.


The America’s Physician Groups Standards of Excellence member survey recently recognized physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network with top honors. The following physician organizations received prestigious “elite” five stars rating:
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U.S. News & World Report Names Ten Hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus Network Among Best in California

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Network, News, Quality

U.S. News & World Report recognized Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, for high performance in one specialty and nine procedures/conditions.

Ten hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as among the best hospitals in California for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Network hospitals ranked among the top 50 in the state include:
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Network Hospitals Honored For High Quality Stroke Care

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Network, Quality

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability, according to According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently recognized seven Sutter Health affiliated hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network for providing a high level of stroke care.

The following hospitals received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence:

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Eleven Network Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Sections

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Network, Quality

California Health and Human Services award recognizes hospitals meeting national goal

Eleven hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network were recognized by the California Health and Human Services Department (CHHS) for reducing cesarean section (C-section) births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. The network hospitals were named to the state’s 2017 Hospital C-section Honor Roll.

The agency announced the honor roll recognition on behalf of Smart Care California, a coalition of public and private health care purchasers that collectively cover 16 million people statewide—or 40 percent of all Californians.

The following hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network were named to the 2017 Hospital C-section Honor Roll:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley
  • Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley
  • El Camino Hospital, Los Gatos
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto
  • Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton
  • Sutter Davis Hospital
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center

Nearly one of three American babies enters the world through a surgical birth. Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. When complications arise during pregnancy, C-sections can save the lives of mothers and infants, but some women undergo the surgery for no medical reason, exposing both mother and baby to potentially avoidable complications.

Even for low-risk, first-birth pregnancies, there is a huge variation in hospital C-section rates. Rates in California hospitals range from less than 15 percent to more than 60 percent. To respond to the rise in unnecessary C-sections, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted the Healthy People 2020 target of reducing nationwide C-section rates for low-risk, first-births to 23.9 percent. The Smart Care California honor roll acknowledge hospitals that have achieved—and in many cases gone beyond—that goal.

Sutter Health Plus Network Hospital Campuses Earn Awards for Quality

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Network, Quality

Recognized for achievements in patient safety and quality, The Leapfrog Group® named three Sutter Health Plus network hospital campuses as Top Hospitals in 2017. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

Network hospital campuses named as Top Hospitals in 2017 include:

  • California Pacific Medical Center, California campus in San Francisco
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

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Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Earn Awards for Patient Safety

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Network, Quality

Hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network received top honors—“A” grades”—for patient safety in The Leapfrog Group®’s fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades.

More than 2,600 hospitals nationwide participate in Leapfrog’s twice-yearly Hospital Safety Grade program, which grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The letter grades are calculated from 27 evidence-based national hospital safety measures. Read More