Since the beginning of the pandemic, Sutter Health’s network of 22 hospitals has reduced the stays for COVID-19 patients from an average of 20 days to just eight days today, thanks to a coordinated response deployed by the integrated healthcare system.
Trust, communication, commitment, camaraderie—all traits and features of the military life that Lee Ayers loved. When the time came for him to make the move to civilian life, he scoured and studied for opportunities that mirrored what he had experienced during his military service. And he found it in health care.
COVID-19 is bringing new relevance to Sutter’s longstanding electronic intensive care units (eICUs) and to telemedicine.
Preparing for a patient surge of COVID-19 patients allowed Sutter Health to successfully treat an infected patient with critical-care specialists two hours away.
Rural counties struggle to attract well-trained primary-care, family physicians. Sutter Health developed a program to help solve this, and it is now on track to start next year.
When the Spanish flu hit Northern California, Sacramento had few options to care for its sick and dying population. So 17 local physicians decided to do something about it.