Dave Cheney Named CEO of Sutter Health Hospitals
Jan 19, 2022
Sutter Health
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dave Cheney, CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento since 2017, has been named CEO of Sutter Health Hospitals, which includes overseeing all 23 Northern California acute-care facilities in Sutter’s integrated network.

In addition to his role with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Cheney was serving as the interim CEO of the hospitals in the Sutter Valley Area. His new role encompasses all hospitals in both the Bay and Valley areas and is part of Sutter’s continued commitment to best support clinical operations and align leaders across the network to advance safe, personal, affordable and accessible care for our patients.

“Even through the pressures of the pandemic and the evolving healthcare landscape that long preceded it, our staff and physicians have never lost sight of Sutter’s mission to serve our patients and communities with compassion and excellence,” Cheney said. “Bringing our hospitals closer together with this structure is a great step toward a stronger, more fully integrated Sutter.”

As CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Cheney has overseen a hospital with nearly 4,000 employees and about 1,000 medical staff members, recognized regionally and nationally for safe, high-quality care. He came to Sutter Health after serving as CEO of Banner Boswell Medical Center and many years in strategy and operations at Banner’s flagship teaching hospital in Phoenix. He started his career as a paramedic, and still holds patients at the center of his day-to-day work.

Cheney’s new role comes amidst several other changes to Sutter Health’s leadership and leadership structure, including the recent retirement of President and CEO Sarah Krevans. James Conforti is Sutter Health’s interim president and CEO, and Rachael McKinney was recently named CEO of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

“We have financial recovery efforts well underway, aimed at structuring for the future and preparing Sutter Health to care for our communities for the next 100 years,” Krevans shared in her retirement message to employees. “With that future in mind, Sutter’s senior leaders and I have agreed to some changes to our organizational structure to help ensure our success in this endeavor and further integrate the components of our network into one Sutter, one system. I have great confidence in our leaders and in all of you.”

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