SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Sutter Medical Network (SMN) physician organizations that participated in the 2017 Standards of ExcellenceTM (SOE®) member survey, including all five medical foundations, earned Elite status today—the highest honor awarded by CAPG, a trade association for physician organizations. The survey measures criteria such as patient experience, population health and affordability.
SMN Elite Status winners (5 stars/highest recognition):
- Brown & Toland Physicians, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation, serving Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties
- Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties
- Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, serving Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties
- Sutter Medical Foundation, serving Amador, Placer, Nevada, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties
- Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, serving San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Del Norte counties
"Our doctors and Sutter care teams continually focus on thinking ahead, learning and innovating to meet the needs of our patients and make them feel supported," said Jeff Burnich, M.D., senior vice president of Sutter Health's Medical and Market Networks. "We're proud of our efforts to improve quality, safety and accessibility, and to provide meaningful care to those we serve in Northern California."
Physician organizations voluntarily participate in CAPG's Standards of Excellence™ survey. This year, 140 medical groups—covering more than 17 million patients nationwide— took part in the evaluation. The survey ratings, which assess medical group performance in six rigorous categories, help consumers evaluate a physician group's technical quality, patient experience and affordability.
"Our Standards of Excellence™ survey is recognized as the industry standard by which the nation's healthcare systems can assess the delivery of accountable and value-based care and improve patient care coordination, in line with the nation's movement towards alternative payment models," said Donald Crane, CAPG President and CEO.
For complete survey results and additional information, visit capg.org/soe.
About Sutter Health
Sutter Health was named one of the nation's top five large health systems in 2016 thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers—more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health's not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support and learn from the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter pioneers adopt new technologies, make novel discoveries and embrace creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health. From its street nurse program that provides check-ups for homeless people, to telemedicine-aided specialist consultations, to walk-in care clinics, to smart glass technology, the Sutter Health team goes beyond traditional models to make care more convenient and to nurture and empower people throughout their medical journey.
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