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.
January 4, 2001 |
In a powerful sign that tensions between Blue Cross of California and the state's doctors and hospitals remain unabated, the huge Sutter Health hospital and medical group chain in Northern California has dropped out of the health plan's network. Sacramento-based Sutter Health, which owns 26 hospitals and six large medical groups, let its contract with Blue Cross expire. It stopped accepting Blue Cross HMO patients Jan.
June 2, 1998 |
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. is facing opposition from some doctors and hospitals about what they say are insufficient reimbursement rates paid by the managed-care company. Sutter Health, which operates hospitals in Sacramento, has already moved to sever ties with Woodland Hills-based WellPoint, a licensee of the national Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. Some other Sacramento systems say the rates paid by the company aren't covering costs.