Sutter Health Names Chief Operating Officer to Enhance Clinical Operations and Patient Access, Strengthen Physician Relationships
Mar 31, 2023
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Headshot of Mark Sevco, Sutter Health SVP & COO

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sutter Health has named Mark Sevco to join the not-for-profit Northern California healthcare system as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Sevco will serve on Sutter’s executive leadership team and have broad responsibility for the operations of Sutter’s 23 hospitals, five regional medical foundations, systemwide service lines, home health and hospice services, nursing, ambulatory surgery centers and other diversified business.

“I’m excited to welcome Mark to Sutter Health,” said Warner Thomas, Sutter Health president and CEO. “He exemplifies true leadership and has proven operational experience integrating and aligning care delivery models and teams across large health systems, and in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Mark will play a critical role in advancing our efforts to further integrate our organization and strengthen our relationships with physicians, so we can deliver better access, quality and an overall consumer-centric experience.”

Sevco will work closely with a physician dyad partner, a newly created Chief Physician Executive, to oversee acute, clinic and ambulatory operations, including aligning Sutter’s community-based market structure within a connected enterprise-wide clinical ecosystem focused on investing in best-in-class service lines and expanding access for Sutter’s more than 3.3 million patients across Northern California.

I look forward to working with the entire Sutter Health team to help deliver an exceptional and connected patient, physician and caregiver experience,” said Mark Sevco, Sutter Health SVP and Chief Operating Officer. “Sutter has an impressive reputation providing high-quality care, and I am eager to collaborate across the organization to further improve access and inspire patients to live healthy lives and build stronger communities. By operating with greater agility and collective purpose as a unified Sutter Health, we will also ensure we remain financially strong, elevate the voices of our physicians, and make Sutter the place people want to work and build lifelong careers.”

Most recently, Sevco was the Executive Vice President of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a multi-state health system with several international facilities and operations, where he spent the last 30 years in various senior leadership positions operating the system’s hospital and ambulatory services. A $26 billion dollar organization, UPMC operates 40 hospitals, more than 800 doctor’s offices and outpatient centers, with 5,000 employed physicians and 95,000 employees, and an insurance plan across three states. At UPMC, Sevco traveled to China and Dubai, assisting the health system’s international efforts. In addition, Sevco is the past executive director of the UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program, an executive training program for UPMC which he led for more than 10 years.

Sevco holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

He will assume his new role on June 5.

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