by Jasmine Batchelor
January 3, 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Sarah Krevans 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 healthcare model that will help transform medical care in our country.
As a young adult, Ms. Krevans held entry-level jobs in care facilities for frail older people and patients with severe mental health challenges—experiences that profoundly influenced her career choices. Following her service as deputy director of Maine’s Bureau of Medical Services and acting director of Medicaid, health planning, and licensure programs, Ms. Krevans moved to California in 1987 where she held increasingly responsible positions at Kaiser Permanente. 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.