Awards & Recognition

Sutter Delta Medical Center Has the Energy to Care

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

By their very nature hospitals are energy-intensive facilities. Read how one hospital sought to change that.

Hospitals consume more energy per square foot than any other type of commercial building outside of the food and beverage industry. It’s easy to see why: hospitals operate around the clock, using complex medical equipment that is critical to patient care.

“What most people forget is that we also refrigerate and sterilize supplies, maintain a full cafeteria and patient food service and run computers night and day,” said Tim Bouslog, Facilities and Guest Services Director for Sutter Delta Medical Center. “With these demands it’s understandable that the utilities – gas, electric and water – add up.”

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Sutter Delta Honored By U.S. News & World Report

Posted on Aug 8, 2017

Sutter Delta Medical Center (SDMC) earned recognition today from the U.S. News & World Report as a “high performer” in the care of Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“This recognition reinforces our reputation for providing outstanding, quality care each day across the wide range of services offered to patients by our exceptional teams of physicians, nurses and clinical staff” said Dori Stevens, SDMC CEO.

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Sutter Delta Honored as Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Sutter Delta Medical Center has earned recognition as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.

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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.