Sarah Krevans, MBA, MPH, leads northern California-based Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system caring for 3 million patients—or one in every 100 Americans. Ms. Krevans believes that a good leader is a great listener. Listening closely to patients, doctors, employees and community partners helps Ms. Krevans better understand their needs and expectations, and guides Sutter Health’s strategy to build a health care model that will help transform medical care in our country. Ms. Krevans joined Sutter Health in 1999 as senior vice president of managed care. From 2000 to 2011, she served as regional executive officer and president of the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. From 2012 to 2015, Ms. Krevans served as Sutter Health’s chief operating officer, and in January 2016 became president and CEO. Under her leadership, in 2016, Sutter Health and Sutter’s Valley Area were named among America’s top five large health systems by Truven Health Analytics. Ms. Krevans has master’s degrees in business administration and public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She and her husband have three children, and support several organizations focused on serving the needs of children and other vulnerable populations.
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Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.