Awards & Recognition

Two Bay Area Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn Top Grades in Latest Safety Scorecard

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

Antioch, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015—Two Bay Area Sutter Health-affiliated hospital campuses earned A grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠. Additionally, two Sacramento area Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals also earned top grades.

“Our team was so excited to hear this news!” says Dori Steven’s, the medical center’s CEO. “All of the staff has been focused on patient safety, speaking out for patient safety, so it is fantastic to see we were nationally recognized for our efforts. After all, our sole reason for being here is our patients’ well-being and health.”

Twice annually, more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide participate in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. The national employer organization grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 28 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information, visit

Sutter hospital campuses earning A grades include:

Greater Bay Area

Greater Sacramento area


About Sutter Health

Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest-quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient-safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network visit: | | |


Julie Peterson Takes Expanded Role

Posted on May 19, 2015

Julie Peterson - 10 Years (SDMC & SCH)We would like to congratulate Julie Peterson, Sutter Delta’s CFO, on her newly expanded and dual role of Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta’s CFO. Julie’s new role helps us continue the transition from five regions to two operating units by sharing best practices across the two affiliates.

“I am honored to continue to serve Delta and looking forward to developing new partnerships at Eden,” Julie says. ”This dual role is exciting for me because I grew up in Castro Valley. I am thrilled to be working in the community where I was raised while continuing my work here at Delta, where I have been for 11 years.

Covering two hospitals in nothing new to Julie. She recently completed a two year interim assignment at Sutter Coast Hospital while working at Sutter Delta. Under her leadership, Sutter Coast Hospital won the 2014 Sutter Health Affordability award. At Delta, Julie has worked with the leadership team to deliver full performance results in both our EBITDA and cost per discharge targets for the past few years.

Julie’s new position started on April 27th. She has already started splitting her week between the two facilities.

Sutter Delta’s Wound Care Center Earns National Recognition

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

2014 COD LogoCongratulations to the hard-working staff of Sutter Delta’s Advanced Wound Care Center, who were nationally recognized with 2014 Healogic’s Center of Distinction Award.

Sutter Delta achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months. That includes patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. Of the 506 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 172 achieved the honor.

The medical center’s wound care program is one of 635 centers in Healogic’s national network. The center offers highly specialized wound care to patients with diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.

The center is the only one in East Contra Costa County to offer hyperbaric O2 therapy.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Sutter Delta Medical Center as one of the ‘Best Hospitals’

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????All three Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay rank in the top 12 among the San Francisco Bay Area’s 46 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” guide. The report ranked Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center among California’s 440 hospitals as follows: Read More

Dori Stevens To Be Sutter Delta’s Next CEO

Posted on Jun 30, 2014

dori steven smiling in a pictureWe would like to send a heart –warming congratulations Dori Stevens, who was recently selected as Sutter Delta’s incoming CEO. Dori is currently the medical center’s chief nursing executive, a position she has held since 2006.

Dori has 27 years in health care experience. She started her career as a cardiac ICU nurse in 1987. Her clinical specialties are cardiac surgery and trauma critical care nursing. She has worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and joined Sutter Health in 2005 as director of nursing at Sutter Delta, a 145-bed hospital with 900 employees, 50 volunteers and more than 300 medical staff members.

As Delta’s CNE, Dori has successfully led a number of quality and affordability measures. She partnered with the staff to reduce manager turnover, and improve staff and physician satisfaction. With responsibility for the performance of the Emergency Department, Dori’s leadership helped Delta receive the HealthGrades’ Emergency Award for Excellence, which ranked the hospital Emergency Department among the top 5 percent in the nation from 2010 to 2013. She has also been a leader on initiatives to help make health care more affordable.

Prior to joining Sutter Health, Dori spent five years at Desert Regional Medical Center, a 398-bed acute care hospital in Palm Springs, where she was the director of critical care services, There she was responsible for four intensive care units, including trauma. She also worked at St. Francis Medical Center in Honolulu as executive director and transplant institute administrator, and ICU manager at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, Calif. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing and a graduate degree in business administration. She is also a 2008 graduate of Sutter Health’s Leadership Academy.

Dori will begin as CEO on February 2, 2015. Until then she will work with Gary to transition into her new role, as well as select a CNE for the medical center. Please join me again in thanking Gary and congratulating Dori on her new role as CEO of Sutter Delta.

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 6, 2014

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During National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care.

In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcase some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession in our video below. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are. You can watch them here.