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Who We Are

Sutter Health | Aetna is the result of a collaboration between Aetna and Sutter Health. The joint venture is the first of its kind in Northern California. Sutter Health l Aetna combines Sutter Health’s high-quality, local doctors, hospitals and other care providers with Aetna’s health plan experience, care management expertise, analytical insights and health information technology.

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With Sutter Health, we believe we have found a strong organization that shares our vision to transform health care in Northern California by providing members with a simpler, more personal experience.

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Sutter Health | Aetna's CEO
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Members benefit when providers and health plans share resources and work together. Our Sutter Health and Aetna product offerings will provide employers with new coverage options in Northern California

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Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Products

A Winning Combination

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What does Sutter Health bring to the joint venture?

Sutter Health is a nationally recognized leader in health care for quality outcomes, exceptional patient care and safety. In fact, Truven named Sutter Health one of the top performing health systems in the country in 2016. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, team members’ partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal.

From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, Sutter Health proudly supports and learns from the more than 3 million people in its care — nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population — in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter Health pioneers new technologies and embraces creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health.

From its street nurse program that provides check-ups for homeless people, to telemedicine-aided specialist consultations, to walk-in care clinics, to smart glass technology, the Sutter Health team goes beyond traditional models to make care more convenient and to nurture and empower people throughout their medical journey.

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What does Aetna bring to the joint venture?

One of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving about 46.5 million people. Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals, producers and others with innovative benefits, products and services.

A better health care system is about more than saving money, of course. It’s about keeping you healthy. Aetna works with doctors, hospitals and health networks to align the economic incentives so everyone’s focus stays on your health.

Aetna believes a better system is one that is connected. The right technology connects you and your health care team seamlessly. And it puts valuable information where it needs to be to help you get the right care at the right time.

Our Collaboration

The new joint venture brings together Sutter Health’s network of nationally recognized, high-quality* doctors and hospitals with Aetna’s leading health plan expertise, cutting-edge data, analytics and health information technology, and shared care management capabilities. This joint venture aims to deliver a differentiated, personalized experience for members and is designed to improve efficiency and lower the cost of care, resulting in greater affordability.

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*Many of the hospitals and physician organizations in the Sutter Health network have been recognized for quality achievements from The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group®, Integrated Healthcare and CAPG.

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Health benefit plans are administered by Sutter Health and Aetna Administrative Services LLC. Sutter Health | Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by Sutter Health and Aetna Administrative Services LLC. Sutter Health | Aetna is an affiliate of Sutter Health and of Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Aetna provides certain management services to Sutter Health | Aetna.

This material is for information only and is not an offer or invitation to contract.  Health benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. Providers are independent contractors and not our agents. Provider participation may change without notice. We do not provide care or guarantee access to health services. Not all health services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability are subject to change and may vary by location. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change.

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