Sutter Care at Home performs about 18,000 home health and hospice visits a month. Sutter serves an average of 1,017 patients daily. Around 27,000 volunteer hours are given annually to hospice patients. 90% of all patients referred for home health, and hospice services admit. Types of visits performed include admissions, resumptions of care after hospitalization, recertifications, discharges, and routine care visits (Sutter Health, n.d.). Sarah Krevans is the President and CEO of Sutter Health. Herbert Brereton Barlow, Gary Caine, Colleen Dunn, James Ferrara, Michael Gaulke, Vinita Gupta, Peter Jacobi, Sharon Mc. Collam, Kenneth Mcneely, David Nasaw, Robert Peabody, Cheryl Scott, Joan Smith Maclean, and Barry Williams make up the Board of Directors. Hospice leadership begins at the Senior
C157 Task 1 Page 4 Director over all areas of Sutter Care at Home. After which, Directors serve in each region. The next level of leadership involves area Managers, followed by area Supervisors, and Charge Nurses (Sutter Health, n.d.). A3: Primary Population Needs Of the 21 counties cared for by SCAH services, Sacramento is the largest county that serves the most patients. There are 96 men to every 100 women in Sacramento. White ethnicity makes up 48.51% of the population. Asian residents are the second most common race, comprising 18.66% of the population. After this, African Americans make up 13.44% of the population. The remainder of the population is made up of mixed races, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans (World Population Review, 6-5-19). Public health records show that 15.7% of Sacramento residents smoke (Be Healthy Sacramento, n.d.). Within the Latino population, 70.3% are considered obese or overweight, meaning a BMI of 25 or higher. 61.9% of the white population is considered obese. The lowest rates of obesity amongst race fall within the Asian Population at 48% (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, n.d.). Within the Sacramento valley, 112,000 individuals do not have health insurance (California Health Care Foundation, May 9, 2018). While 87% of the population has graduated from high school, a staggering 29.9% of the Population (age 25 and up), report possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (United States Census Bureau, July 1, 2018). The unemployment rate is 3.5% (Y Charts, n.d.). 19% of the Sacramento population live at or below the poverty level (City-Data.com, n.d.). A critical issue is the lack of available Primary Care Physicians. There are 1,071 Primary Care Physicians. The ratio of availability is 1 Physician per 1,328 people. Access to dental services is 1 Dentist per 1,291 people. There are only 604 Mental Health Providers, resulting in a
C157 Task 1 Page 5 staggering ratio of 1 Provider to 2,295 individuals. These statistics paint a sad picture of critical unfulfilled healthcare needs in this area. It is clear to see that many go without the care they need and deserve simply due to a lack of available providers (County Health Ranking and Road Maps, n.d.).
- Spring '17
- SUTTER HEALTH