Longtime Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry to retire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Longtime Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry has announced his retirement effective January 2016. Fry has been an institution with Sutter Health, serving in various capacities since 1982,  and spent the past 10 years as president and chief executive officer.

According to a statement issued on May 19, Sutter Health Board Chair Todd Smith M.D. stated:

“Pat leaves an incredible legacy of achievement and decisive strategies to improve quality, access and affordability. Under Pat’s leadership, Sutter Health became a national leader in clinical quality and greatly expanded community access to healthcare in big cities and small towns throughout Northern California.”

Fry’s departure follows a restructure of the Northern California not-for-profit network, which reported $402 million in income in 2014. The restructure, announced last October, consolidated its five divisions into two and created new medical and market networks.

Fry’s retirement also follows the departures of several other longtime Sutter Health executives, including Bob Reed, Chief Financial Officer, who retired in January after 18 years with the organization. Dr. Gordon Hunt, Chief Medical Officer, retired after 20 years with Sutter Health in April.

Sarah Krevans, Sutter Health’s current chief operations officer, will succeed Fry. Krevans, a former executive with Kaiser Permanente, has been with Sutter Health since 1999.

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