Comprehensive COVID-19 Response
Using Our Integrated System to Fight Covid
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sutter Health has used the full breadth of our integrated system to help meet the needs of clinicians, staff and patients across Northern California.
Invested in testing solutions at COVID-19’s onset
Adapted swiftly to treat patients during even the largest statewide surges
Scaled to provide equitable access to vaccines
Sutter’s network stood up to each phase of the pandemic, helping to protect the communities and patients we serve.
Responding Rapidly to the Pandemic
Our team rapidly responded and adapted to meet the needs of the COVID-19 moment and scaled to care for patients quickly throughout the pandemic.
Converted existing space to increase our system’s critical care capacity by 200-300% and used Sutter’s integrated network to provide access to care environments best suited to patient needs.
Scaling Innovation to Meet Patient Needs
We invested in innovations that prioritized quality to drive better health outcomes for our patients. Our integrated network allowed Sutter to expand existing investments and create new programs to respond to evolving patient and provider needs throughout the pandemic.
Rapidly expanded telehealth and provided over 1 million video visits in 2020.
96% of Patients Reported a Positive Telehealth Experience
Understanding that video visits and telehealth became a crucial tool during the pandemic, we are also working to scale digital care for the long-term to continue providing convenient, safe and seamless care – especially for hard-to-reach patients.
Addressing Core Issues for Our Communities
Our teams led and participated in key clinical trials and research, testing new treatments and promising vaccines. We also developed studies that identified disparities in how the pandemic was affecting diverse communities and worked to build local partnerships to help meet the needs of the current crisis and address gaps in care in the future.
Identified that Black COVID-19 patients are 2.7 times more likely to be hospitalized – and partnered with local organizations to increase outreach and provide testing to Black Californians in the communities in which we operate.
Prepared for Recovery
As we build toward recovery, Sutter Health is focused on helping Californians – especially populations most impacted by the pandemic – access vaccines.
More Than 750,000 Shots in Arms
By inoculating as many patients as quickly as possible, Sutter proactively prepared by deploying a scalable vaccine infrastructure that has provided more than 750,000 shots to patients to date – and this number is growing daily.