SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health has announced the appointment of Florence L. DiBenedetto as senior vice president, general counsel. She will assume her new role January 5, 2009, succeeding longtime General Counsel Gary Loveridge who is retiring.
Formerly senior partner of the Sacramento-based law firm Hunter Richey DiBenedetto & Eisenbeis, LLP (HRDE) for the past two decades, DiBenedetto served for more than 10 years as the firm's health law section senior partner with responsibility for management of HRDE's work for physician groups and major health care delivery systems including Sutter Health.
From 1989 to 1995, DiBenedetto worked as HRDE's litigation section senior partner, overseeing commercial and health care-related litigation and trying cases in state and federal court as well as in a variety of administrative tribunals.
She was with the San Francisco firm of Hanson Bridgett Vlahos Marcus and Rudy from 1982 to 1988, following a one-year appointment as a research attorney in the San Mateo Superior Court. During the late 1980s she worked as assistant general counsel for what was then known as the Alta Bates Corporation, which later became part of Sutter Health.
From January of 2005 through January of 2006, DiBenedetto served as chairman of the Board of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She was on the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce from 1999 through 2006, serving in various capacities, including as legal counsel, chair of the annual "Capitol to Capitol" lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., and as vice president for regional policy.
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Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California's top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women's and children's services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit http://www.sutterhealth.org.
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