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Sutter Affiliates Named ‘Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Psychiatric Services, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry were named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 by Modern Healthcare. It is the fourth year in a row that Sutter Davis Hospital made the list and the first time for Sutter Center for Psychiatry, which has an inpatient hospital and outpatient center in Sacramento along with services throughout the Sacramento region.

One hundred health-care workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations– were honored as Best Places to Work. Five workplaces in California were named Best Places to Work, and the two Sutter facilities are the only ones in the greater Sacramento region. According to Modern Healthcare, the recognition program, now in its fifth year, honors workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. The program is co-sponsored by the Studer Group.

Based on submissions sent in from hundreds of health care organizations across the country, Modern Healthcare examined dozens of workplace issues, from leadership and planning to pay and benefits. A crucial element to the evaluation process was surveys that were sent out to randomly selected employees. These surveys helped Modern Healthcare hear directly from staff about how they feel engaged and empowered in their jobs.

“It takes great vision, dedication and heart to build a collaborative work culture that keeps patients at the center of everything we do,” said Regional President James Conforti of Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. “Sutter Davis Hospital and the Sutter Center for Psychiatry are reflective of the excellent, engaged work environments our staffs have created around the Sacramento region.”

Sutter Center for Psychiatry is the only not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in the greater Sacramento region that is part of an integrative health care system. It includes an inpatient, 69-bed psychiatric facility for children and adults located on Folsom Boulevard and an outpatient center that offers Partial Hospitalization and other mental health programs on Howe Avenue.

“The team at Sutter Center for Psychiatry has worked hard to implement high-quality programs and expand them to ensure that we better serve all residents throughout the Sacramento region,” said John Boyd, chief administrative officer over mental health services for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. “It is gratifying for all of us at Sutter Center for Psychiatry to see the fruits of our labors in the positive changes made in our patients’ lives, and I’m sure that sense of accomplishment helped greatly in receiving this honor.”

Sutter Davis Hospital offers the best of all worlds – a technologically advanced acute-care hospital, a strong offering of outpatient services and community outreach programs. The 48-bed hospital and its programs provide care and support to the residents of Davis, Dixon, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Vacaville and rural communities throughout Yolo and Eastern Solano counties.

“Our focus at Sutter Davis Hospital is the quality care we provide our patients, and to be able to do that in an environment where we care about each other is what makes our hospital one of the best places to work,” said Sutter Davis Hospital CEO Janet Wagner. “Our staff is dedicated and committed to providing the best possible health care for families and individuals in Yolo County, Eastern Solano County and beyond.”

Both Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Center for Psychiatry are part of the Sutter Health network, a not-for-profit, community-based health system located throughout Northern California. For more information on Sutter Davis Hospital, visit the website at www.sutterdavis.org. For Sutter Center for Psychiatry, go to www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry.

An alphabetical list of the 100 companies and organizations honored as Best Places to Work can be viewed at www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120728/INFO/120729986. Modern Healthcare will reveal the ranked order of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 at a banquet in Nashville on Oct. 9 and in a special supplement to be published on Oct. 15.

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Psychiatric Services, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region | 0 comments