July 22, 2006 |
Unite Here, a New York-based union representing 450,000 textile, hotel and restaurant workers, must pay $17.3 million for mailing postcards defaming Sutter Health hospitals, a California judge ruled. A Placer County judge ordered Unite Here to pay the damages to Sutter, a network of nonprofit hospitals in Northern California, for claiming that Sutter affiliates used linens improperly cleaned by contracted laundry services, Sutter said.
April 17, 2003 |
CalPERS, the nation's biggest pension fund, will review allegations of possible overcharging at Sutter Health hospitals after the Northern California chain acknowledged it could face a federal probe for its Medicare billing practices, a CalPERS spokesman said Wednesday.
March 22, 2008 |
About 4,000 nurses at eight Sutter Health hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area started striking Friday over a dispute about their healthcare and pension benefits and the closing of hospitals in poor areas. The strike affects hospitals in Antioch, Berkeley, Burlingame, Castro Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Vallejo. The California Nurses Assn. union said the walkout was triggered by contract negotiations and Sutter practices that it said put patients at risk. Sutter Health said it had met the levels of staffing, healthcare and retirement benefits the union had demanded from other hospitals.
June 9, 1998 |
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. shares rose nearly 5% after the company's Blue Cross of California unit said it had reached an agreement with Sutter Health on reimbursement rates. The Woodland Hills-based managed-care company's shares rose $3.13 to close at $65 on the NYSE.
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June 28, 2001 |
The state attorney general approved letting Sutter Health take over San Francisco's last independent full-service hospital. The Sacramento-based network of hospitals and medical groups could assume control of the financially troubled St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District as early as next month. Sutter must maintain on-site acute care, emergency room service, an intensive care unit and clinics at the hospital for at least five years.
January 27, 1995 |
Patrick G. Hays to Lead Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn.: Hays, 53, will become president and chief executive on Feb. 6. The association is the national coordinating body for the nation's 68 community-based and independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. Hays will succeed Bernard Tresnowski, who retired Dec. 1 after 13 years in the job. Since 1980, Hays has been president and CEO of Sutter Health, a Sacramento-based managed-care company.