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    Privacy and Disclosure Statements

    Purpose

    The Sutter Health Web site is designed to provide useful information about our organization and to connect users with physicians, facilities and services within Sutter Health.

    Our Web site does not promote or sell products of any kind. We do hope that the information provided encourages the visitor to consider using the Sutter Health network for medical care.
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    Tracking

    We keep track of visits to our Web site via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site and the effectiveness of any promotion of our site. It helps us answer questions such as these: Are we providing information on our Web site that is useful? Which information is most useful? How have we made you aware that our Web site exists?

    The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern the name, address or any other personal information about visitors to our site.

    If we wish to gather such personal information, it will be requested via a form on the site that the user voluntarily completes and submits. The form will describe the way in which the information will be used.
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    Who Funds our Web Site

    The Sutter Health Web site is funded entirely by the operating income of the Sutter Health network. Please visit the About Sutter Health section at www.sutterhealth.org/about to learn more about our status as a non-profit health care organization.

    We accept no outside funding for the creation or maintenance of our Web site, nor do we accept advertising income in exchange for promotion of any product or service via our Web site.
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    Who Oversees our Web Site

    The information on our Web site is managed by the Sutter Health Communications and Marketing Department, in the Sutter Health home office in Sacramento. Questions, concerns or suggestions can be directed to:

    Webmaster@sutterhealth.org

    Comments or questions will be routed to the appropriate individual within the organization. You can also contact us via U.S. mail at:

    Sutter Health
    Communications Department
    2200 River Plaza Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95833

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    Our Health Information

    All health-related information provided via our site is intended to educate and inform visitors about illnesses and conditions and ways to maintain optimum health. It is not intended to diagnose personal physical conditions and is not a substitute for consulting with one's own personal health care provider. By viewing our Web site health information, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions: read more here.

    Our health-related information is derived from two primary sources:

    1. Our Sutter-aligned physicians and medical experts. Information posted on the site, such as our information about pregnancy and birth, have been reviewed and approved by clinical leadership groups within the Sutter Health network.

    2. Our affiliation with HealthWise. The section called Health Information is provided by HealthWise. You can learn more about the HealthWise Knowledgebase by visiting their Web site here.
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    Our Physician Referral Feature

    Our physician referral feature is intended to help visitors to our Web site learn about physicians who are on the active medical staffs of Sutter-aligned hospitals, or who are members of Sutter-affiliated medical groups. The information on each physician in our referral feature is provided by that physician, via the records maintained by the hospital medical staff or the medical group. The information is updated on a regular basis. For more details, the Web visitor is encouraged to call the individual physician's office at the number provided on the Web site.
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