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Tribute to Nancy Kretz

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S: A Tribute to Nancy Kretz

BC: "When you care enough to CELEBRATE the very best!" | OGC Books

FC: Nancy Kretz Helping to write the history of Sutter Health and Sutter Insurance Services Corporation

1: Our Tribute to Nancy Kretz | March 31, 2011

2: Nancy exemplifies "Sutter Spirit" | Leader | Excellence | Quality | Inspirational | Friend | Cheerful | Educator | Optimist | Compassionate

3: Innovator | Fun | Creative | Mentor | Generosity | Humor | Kindness | Integrity | Sincere | Encouraging | Comedian | Party Starter

4: June 1974 - The Heimlich Maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the Emergency Medicine journal.

5: Our story begins with an optimistic Graduate Nurse, Nancy Formiconi, with a passion for patient care and an interest in management. Sutter Community Hospitals New Grad Hire Date: June 17, 1974 | Sutter Memorial Hospital RN, ICU starting September 29, 1974 until RN, Lab as of July 24, 1978 through April 4, 1979. | "Reserved" for picture Nancy Formiconi in Nursing Cap

6: September 10, 1981, the parent company, Sutter Health System, was formed. | In 1984, Vallejo General Hospital became Sutter Solano Medical Center. | In 1985, Novato Community Hospital joins Sutter Health System, as did Van Johnson. | In 1987, the word "System" was dropped from the parent company name, and the new Sutter General opened. | Sutter Center for Psychiatry opened in 1988 - the same year the Buhler Building was dedicated. | Auburn Faith Community Hospital became Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in 1989. | Davis Community Hospital became the first Sutter affiliate in July 1981 - the same year Sutter Ambulatory Care was created. | 1990 - Delta Memorial in Antioch affiliates. | 1986 - Seaside Hospital became Sutter Coast Hospital, and Suttercare LTC division was formed. | In 1994, Sutter acquired controlling interest in OMNI Health Plan (HMO. Van Johnson replaced Pat Hays. | Sutter Health merges with California Healthcare System to form Sutter/CHS 1996. Also joining as affiliates this year were Memorial Hospitals Association in Modesto and Community Hospital in Santa Rosa. | 1993 - Sutter Preferred Health Plan created. | SH created Sutter Medical Foundation in 1992; purchased Kahi Mohala and affiliated with Lakeside Community & Alta Bates Health System. | PAMF, Gould and Sutter North were affiliated in 1993; the year hospitals in Roseville, Amador and Tracy joined Sutter Health. | Pat Fry hired in 1982 as Administrative Resident. | 1923 - Sutter General Hospital opens by Sutter's Fort. | Sutter Maternity Hospital opens in 1937. | Sutter Maternity expanded and renamed Sutter Memorial Hospital in 1955. | In 1952, Sutter Hospital of Sacramento changed its name to Sutter Community Hospitals (SCH). | In 1964, Nancy Formiconi graduated in Nursing and started working at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Nancy left in 1979 to work a year in Merced, but wisely returned to SMH in 1980, the year after Pat Hays was appointed CEO. | In 1951, the star of this production was born. | Sutter Insurance Services Corporation (SISCO) established April 11, 1991.

10: Proving time and time again "Laughter is the Best Medicine"

11: Nancy rejoined Sutter Community Hospitals on June 23, 1980, and provided clinical leadership as Head Nurse of PACU, Sutter Memorial Hopital. On September 29, 1989, Nancy was promoted to Loss Control Coordinator of Sutter Health System and later became Loss Control Director on August 1, 1994. Nancy was highly regarded for her leadership and innovation. She became Vice President, Risk Services and Chief Risk Officer for Sutter Health, effective March 17, 2004. As Chief Executive Officer of SISCO, Nancy hired talented experts and forged strong programs to support all affiliates in the prevention and mitigation of all types of insured (and uninsured) RISKS. Quality patient care and efficient services were always Job One! This books celebrates moments throughout Nancy's stellar career!

12: Let's Revisit The Early Days! | 1992 | 1st class US Postage Stamp = .29 cents

14: CSHRM Board Dinner March 1992 Spanglers, Berkley | CSHRM Board Retreat Yountville - June 1992

15: ASHRM 1992 Las Vegas | CSHRM Fundamentals Program Fall, 1992 - Pleasanton

16: Risk Management 1993 and beyond...

17: Hot Potatoes! (then and now) | Program Development! (then and now)

18: CSHRM 1993

19: Board Retreat Napa - June 1993

21: Picnic in the Park | 1993

22: ASHRM 1993 Chicago

24: 1993 1994 | CSHRM Annual Program

25: March 1994 Claremont Resort

26: CSHRM Board Retreat North Lake Tahoe June 1994

27: ASHRM 1994 Seattle

28: CSHRM February 1995 Eureka | CSHRM Annual Program March 1995 Claremont

29: June 1995 Hello from Bodega Bay! CSHRM Board Retreat

30: ASHRM 1995 Miami Beach October/November

35: One Capitol Mall Celebrating Sutter/CHS Merger 1996

36: Westies are the best...! Right, Stewart?!!!

37: Jody's Goodbye party September 1997

39: 1998 | Hotel Del Coronado Coronado Island

40: Sutter Coast | Avenue of the Giants

41: 1998

42: Picnic at Tracy's House

43: 1999

44: Nancy's "20th Year" Awards Banquet 2001

45: "Good Sports" were often drafted as Evening Entertainment | Take note who was drafted to be "The Big Cheese"! | The Sacramento Club

46: June 2001

47: Nancy Kretz, RN, ARM, Esq. Influencing the lives of so many Patients (and Staff) in over 30 years of dedicated service!

48: Sutter Health supports RiverCats

49: RiverCats Game August 2001

50: System Grew; Functions Grew

51: Team faces may change; Teamwork didn't.!

52: Great Hair... One of Many Assets!

53: We find no shortage of reasons to CELEBRATE & have FUN together!

54: Never miss any opportunity to have fun!

55: Many Awards Banquets throughout the years | 2005 | 2002

56: Pam's Wedding Shower (Pam & Mike were there, but their picture isn't, so we substituted a newer one.)

57: We LOVE Baby Showers | We celebrate arrivals with Nancy's now infamous (and true for some of us) "10-pound rule..."

58: And we say "goodbye" with equal admiration!

60: Van Johnson's Farewell Party 2005

61: 2200 River Plaza Drive

62: Girls just want to have Fun! | 2005

64: The Compliance Gang | Smile , and the world smiles with you!

65: Literally!

67: Just think how many birthdays we've celebrated as friends and colleagues!

68: Honoring Mike Evans Retirement Celebration River Plaza 2006

70: OGC supports Community Benefit efforts September 2007

72: Many, but certainly not all,, of Team OGC

74: Leadership

75: Remember fondly all the fun we had in due diligence? Then, in welcoming each new affiliate...

76: Great Grandparents | OGC Gathering Sonoma 2005 | Alignment TEAM BUILDING

77: Leadership OGC Retreats | Green Valley Conference Center & Sutter Health University | Pearls of Wisdom

78: Sutter Insurance Services Corporation

79: London

80: Only a small sampling of SISCO's Loss Control Programs & Risk Reduction/Mitigation Resources implemented to improve Patient Care and Quality

81: Managing Clinical Excellence

82: Loss Control Program Infrastructure, Prevention and Mitigation of Risk was paramount.. Hence, Education Abounded Year after Year. Creativity made learning Fun!

83: ACE Survey Teams

84: There are some "clubs" you'd rather NOT join, but membership finds YOU! | Thank goodness you find tremendous support from other club members!

86: Healthcare Risk | RISK SERVICES SISCO

87: Health Law Service Team


89: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK Services Team | ENTERPRISE RISK Team | SISCO Administration

90: "It seemed they had always been, and would always be, FRIENDS.

91: Time would change much, but not that." | Winnie the Pooh

93: We Miss You Already!

94: Mentor & Friend

95: We will ALL really miss you!

97: PLEASE Keep In Touch!

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