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.


  1. Hello Dori,
    Congratulations on your new role as CEO. I truly believe you will continue to be a valuable asset to the Sutter Delta family. You rock!

  2. Congratulations, to our dear Dorie Stevens, more grease to your elbow, you are a true leader.

  3. Congrats. I look forward to your leadership and partnership.

  4. Congratulations!!! I know you will be the power of change, you are a good leader and I am ready to follow you on our journey.

  5. Congrats Dori. Very well deserved!

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