As Sutter Health’s new President and CEO, I spent many of my first months out in the field listening to our patients, employees, doctors and customers. What I saw during these visits— and continue to hear now—demonstrates why Truven Health Analytics named Sutter Health and our Valley Area among America’s top five large health systems. The accomplishments of our diverse team of 50,000 healthcare professionals in 2015 shows an unparalleled level of service, achievement and dedication to our patients and our mission.
In 2015, our care for underserved and Medi-Cal patients exceeded expectations. We improved the quality of care we provide to patients and their families and made new strides in delivering more affordable care. We also continued to grow and make changes as an organization in 2015 so that we create an even more exceptional and personalized patient experience.
When thinking about the challenges and opportunities ahead, I’m inspired and energized by the achievements found in our 2015 annual report. Our doctors, nurses, professionals and volunteers will continue to work together and build on this strong foundation to advance our care of patients, their families and our entire community.
I invite you to spend time reading through our annual report and see how we’re working together to create a health care system of the future.