Quality

Network Hospital to Open New Van Ness Campus

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Access, Network, Quality

CPMC Van Ness Campus building exterior

Sutter Health is expanding access to health care in the Bay Area by opening a new hospital in the heart of the city.

Opening its doors March 2, 2019, the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Van Ness Campus will be an 11-floor, 274 acute-care bed hospital occupying an entire city block between Geary and Post streets. Centrally located along the bustling Van Ness corridor, this modern facility will usher in the next generation of health care to people working and living in San Francisco and beyond.

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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Awards for Patient Experience

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Network, Quality

physician hugging a patient

Physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network received awards from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California. The following physician organizations were honored with a “top performer” recognition for patient-centered care, with average scores among the top 10 percent:
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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Elite Honors

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Network, Quality

physician with a patient

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

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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

Aerial view of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

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

Mother and newborn child

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.