Sutter Health Plus Adds Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz County


The HMO’s network is expanding to include Dominican Hospital as of January 1

SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 8, 2020) – Today, Dignity Health, a healthcare provider system, and Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO affiliated with Sutter Health, announced the signing of agreements to add Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz to the Sutter Health Plus network effective Jan. 1, 2020.

The Sutter Health Plus network in Santa Cruz County includes Palo Alto Medical Foundation and its care centers throughout the county, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, and Watsonville Community Hospital. 

“We’re excited to add Dominican Hospital to our network,” said Brian Fellner, Sutter Health Plus CEO. “Our members are at the center of everything we do, and Dominican Hospital will offer members who live or work in Santa Cruz more choice and increased access to high-quality, affordable care.”

As of Jan. 1, the Sutter Health Plus network includes 30 hospitals and campuses, more than 8,000 providers, hundreds of conveniently located facilities, and dozens of urgent care centers and Sutter Walk-In Care locations, including the recently opened walk-in care in Aptos. Members also have access to same-day video visits for non-urgent, everyday health needs.

Dominican Hospital has been serving the Santa Cruz County community for more than 75 years, offering advanced, comprehensive care including cardiac surgery, a cancer center, orthopedic care, robotic surgery, a birth center and level 3 NICU, and emergency services. 

“Dignity Health and Sutter Health have been longtime partners providing care to Santa Cruz County residents,” said Todd Strumwasser, MD, president of Dignity Health’s Northern California Division. “As part of the Sutter Health Plus network, we’re pleased to offer increased access to the county’s full-service, nationally recognized hospital.” 

Dominican Hospital is the third Dignity Health facility in the Sutter Health Plus network, joining St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.

About Dominican Hospital
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for over 75 years. Dominican offers 24/7 emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center. Dominican’s services include the only full service Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, comprehensive robotic surgery, a Total Joint Replacement program, advanced neurological and endoscopic services, and an expert heart and vascular team. Dominican has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence. For more information about Dignity Health visit: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Sutter Health Plus
Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO affiliated with Sutter Health, offers comprehensive health care coverage to employers and consumers in the greater Sacramento, Central Valley and Bay Area communities. Plan designs include traditional, deductible and HSA-compatible high-deductible health plans. Sutter Health Plus provides coverage for hospitalization, outpatient services, prescription drug coverage, no out-of-pocket cost preventive services and more. Members enjoy convenient features, such as access to Sutter Walk-In Care clinics, video visits, a 24/7 nurse advice line, health coaching programs, an online self-service portal, and a single number to call for assistance with all aspects of care and coverage. The Sutter Health Plus provider network includes many of Sutter Health’s affiliated physician groups and hospitals that consistently rank among California’s highest performers. For more information about Sutter Health Plus visit: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter

Sutter Health Plan Contact:
Patrice Wohl, Manager, Communications and Public Relations
916.643.1212
[email protected] 

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