Donor Spotlight on Don Wreden, M.D.
Don Wreden, M.D., is Senior Vice President for Patient Experience at Sutter Health.
He is a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and previously served as
President and CEO at Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Sutter Health has participated
in Measure Up/Pressure Down® and the Together 2 Goal® national campaigns. In
2015, Dr. Wreden served as Board Chair for AMGA. Dr. Wreden is an early
supporter to make a generous pledge to the Campaign for a Healthier America,
AMGA Foundation’s initiative to raise funds for the implementation of our
strategic vision, Vision 2025.
AMGA Foundation: As the leader of a major health system that
has a history of participating in AMGA Foundation’s national campaigns to create
better outcomes for patients with high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes,
please give an example of 1-2 ways that AMGA Foundation is changing the Patient
experience in America.
Wreden: AMGA Foundation has the unique opportunity to
capture the collective wisdom and expertise of multiple high performing
healthcare organizations in very diverse environments across the US. Through
this connection, we have been able to enhance the experience of the patients we
serve directly, in addition to enhancing the “triple aim” for others across the
AMGA Foundation: Please describe Sutter Health’s strategic
plan for continuing to engage patients and communities in the coming years. How
can AMGA Foundation—through Vision 2025—support this plan?
Wreden: Sutter Health has identified reduction of healthcare
inequities as a strategic priority. The strategic vision of AMGA Foundation
will support and inspire this work through sharing of best practices and
knowledge from multiple diverse environments.
AMGA Foundation: Why would you encourage other health
leaders to join you in supporting the Campaign for a Healthier America?
Wreden: Campaign for a Healthier America is an absolutely
unique opportunity to leverage the wisdom, commitment, and expertise of high
performing healthcare systems across the country to effectively address the most
vexing problems in healthcare! There are none better suited to create a
Healthier America than us, and the time is now.