Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn Elite Honors

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Network, News, Quality

Six physician organizations in the Sutter Health Plus network that participated in the 2017 Standards of Excellence™ (SOE®) member survey earned Elite status—the highest honor awarded by CAPG, a trade association for physician organizations. The survey measures criteria such as patient experience, population health and affordability.

Elite Status winners (five stars/highest recognition) in the Sutter Health Plus network include:

  • Brown & Toland Physicians, Alameda and Contra Costa counties
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties
  • Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Alameda and Contra Costa counties
  • Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties
  • Sutter Medical Foundation, Placer, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco and Sonoma counties

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Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Honored for High-Quality Stroke Care

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Network, News, Quality

Five hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network were recently recognized for providing high-quality stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as part of the 2017 “Get With The Guidelines” awards.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center each earned a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award highlights their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Read More

17 Sutter Health Plus Network Facilities Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Network, Quality

Seventeen facilities within the not-for-profit Sutter Health Plus network were honored as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. This recognition celebrates our commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for the members we serve.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Network Hospital Earns 2016 Top Hospital Distinction

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Network, Quality

One hospital in the Sutter Health Plus network has been named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group®. California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco was honored as one of the elite hospitals that demonstrates excellence in safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Group awards the Top Hospital recognition to less than three percent of all eligible hospitals.

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. To see the complete list of 2016 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

Four Physician Organizations in the Sutter Health Plus Network Win 2016 Right Care Initiative Awards

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Network, Quality

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has announced the winners of the 2016 Right Care Initiative awards, which include four Sutter Health physician organizations within the Sutter Health Plus network.

DMHC honors California health plans and medical groups that demonstrate success in helping their patients control blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Each of the following Sutter Health Plus network physician organizations finished in the national 90th percentile in at least one of the control measures: Read More

Two Hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus Network Named 2016-2017 Consumer Choice Award Winners

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Network, Quality

Two hospitals within the Sutter Health Plus network have been named 2016-2017 Consumer Choice Award winners by National Research Corporation. Memorial Medical Center-Modesto and St. Joseph’s Medical Center-Stockton were recognized among the 24 most-preferred hospitals by consumers in California.

The award recognizes U.S. hospitals that health care consumers identify as providing quality health care services, preferred doctors and nurses, and a respected image and reputation in their respective markets. Winners are selected from a nationwide consumer health care profile, Market Insights from National Research Corporation. Read More