Sutter Health named longtime Sutter executive Sarah Krevans MBA, MPH ’84 as chief operating officer (COO) for the Sacramento-based, not-for-profit health care network.
Krevans, who assumes her new role in January 2012, will oversee the operations of Sutter Health’s five Northern California regions and the Sutter Care at Home network of home health and hospice services. She also will provide senior executive oversight of Sutter Health’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar facility investments which include replacement hospitals under construction in Sacramento, Castro Valley, Oakland, and Santa Rosa. The network plans another new hospital in San Francisco.
The appointment of Krevans comes as Sutter Health and other health care providers work to redesign the delivery of health care against the complex regulatory backdrop of federal health reform and associated reimbursement reductions from government payers. She also will assume responsibility for a $300 million cost reduction effort already under way within Sutter’s systemwide administrative functions.
“Health care reform emphasizes stronger integration between health care services that better serve patients and that reduce cost,” said Fry. “Sarah has an impressive track record of bringing together doctors, hospitals and other providers to improve clinical quality and access to care while also making health care more affordable for consumers.”
Prior to joining Sutter Health in 1999, Krevans was a Northern California-based executive with Kaiser Permanente for more than a decade. She earlier served as deputy director in the Bureau of Medical Services for the state of Maine.