Michael J. Cohill Named as New President of Sutter Health’s West Bay Region – Michael J. Cohill Named as New President of Sutter Health’s West Bay Region, Sutter Heath
Sutter Health President & CEO Pat Fry and Sutter Health’s West Bay Region Board of Directors have named seasoned health care executive Michael J.Cohillas successor to Martin Brotman, M.D. in the role of Region President for the Sutter Health West Bay Region. Cohill will assume responsibilities in his new role effective January 1, 2012, when Dr. Brotman transitions to the system role of Senior Vice President, Education, Research & Philanthropy.
Cohill will lead the region that spans from San Francisco to Lake County and includes four medical centers/ hospitals (CPMC; Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital) as well as Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and a variety of outpatient care centers. Major new hospital construction projects are either underway (Santa Rosa) or in the planning and entitlement phases (San Francisco). The region has over 8,000 employees and 1,700 affiliated physicians and allied health care professionals.
“Following in Dr. Brotman’s footsteps is not going to be easy; he has done a tremendous job in leading Sutter Health’s West Bay Region in its formative years,” says Cohill. “I look forward to continuing our transformational work with the extraordinary, talented team in the region — world-class physicians and nurses, dedicated support staff, and skilled administrators. Together, we will improvehow we deliver our services to ensure our high-quality health care is even more accessible and more affordable for our patients.”
Cohill has been part of the Sutter Health network of care for 30 years. In his current role as CEO of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF), he has worked to establish strong relationships within the West Bay physician community and Sutter Health’s West Bay Board of Directors and helped lead the entitlement process for the new Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa campus.
Previously, in his role as a Senior Vice President at Sutter Health, he oversaw and helped advance multiple key operations, including Supply Chain, Sutter Care at Home, Facilities Planning & Development, Sutter Operating System, and Sutter Coast Hospital.
Cohill has also held senior administrative positions for physician organizations and hospitals in Sutter’s Sacramento Sierra, West Bay and Central Valley regions — establishing a reputation for collaboration, distilling complex issues and solid financial performance.
Pat Fry, Sutter Health president & CEO, reported that “Cohill’s extensive experience, coupled with the breadth and depth of his expertise in physician organizations, hospitals and integration, makes him the ideal individual to undertake leadership of the region as it continues its focus on care quality and affordability through improved coordination of services.”
Hailing from a family of health care practitioners, Cohill holds a bachelor’s degree in biology; he also holds a master’s degree in hospital and health services administration from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
About Sutter Health and the West Bay Region
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and 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 Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology
The West Bay Region of Sutter Health stretches from San Francisco to Lake Counties, and includes four hospitals (CPMC, Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital) as well as Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and a variety of outpatient facilities.