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Sutter Health Among the Nation's Top Employers According to Readers of CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine
Date:2/9/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health ranks #24 on the "Top 50 Employers" list by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine.

The magazine's Annual Reader Survey determined the rankings.  It asked readers to identify the top companies across the nation for which they would most prefer to work or viewed as having a positive working environment for people with disabilities.

In 2008, Sutter Health adopted comprehensive plans for improved access under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Since then, Sutter has invested tens of thousands of hours and millions of dollars to improve access to medical services by patients with disabilities.

"Few organizations have made such a commitment, but at Sutter Health, the goal of accessible patient care is a top priority," said Carol Bradley, disability compliance officer for Sutter Health, in an interview with CAREERS & the disABLED.  "[Our] coordinated approach helps ensure seamless access to quality treatment."

Some of Sutter Health's recent accomplishments include:

  • Designated and trained 36 system and affiliate-based ADA coordinators to further improve health care access for people with disabilities – now and in the future.
  • Surveyed dozens of affiliate care centers to identify opportunities to improve the physical access of facilities.
  • Began assessing existing medical equipment at our care centers including beds, exam tables, scales and medical chairs.  Through these surveys we're identifying any gaps and opportunities to potentially purchase new equipment.
  • Established seven new organizational policies to help ensure all patients – including those with disabilities – h
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