LEGISLATORS CALL FOR 'IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION' OF SUTTER
Click here to view the letter signed by 13 California legislators, including state Sen. Ellen Corbett and Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, to State Attorney General Jerry Brown calling for an investigation into Sutter Health's business practices.
The letter, sent today, calls for an "immediate investigation" into a host of allegations against the health care corporation, spotlighting controversies in Santa Rosa, Marin, San Francisco and the current situation at San Leandro Hospital.
"Access to quality and affordable health care in California communities is too important and too precarious to allow this alleged misconduct to go unchecked. We implore you to immediately launch an investigation of Sutter Health, Affiliates and its subsidiaries and its business practices on a statewide level. We ask that you take immediate steps to intervene to determine whether Sutter has acted improperly," the letter concludes.
The 13 legislators who signed the document include, state Sens. Loni Hancock, Mark Leno, Patricia Wiggins, Leland Yee, along with Corbett. Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, Jim Beall, Jr., Wesley Chesbro, Joe Coto, Noreen Evans, Jared Huffman, Nancy Skinner and Hayashi.
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