Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Tuesday, Jan. 30 @ 9:09 a.m. / Community, Health

Sutter Coast Hospital Has A New CEO


From Sutter Health:

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2024— Michael N. Lane will step into the role of CEO for Sutter Coast Hospital effective Feb. 5, 2024.
Lane most recently served as the group chief operating officer at Tenet Healthcare, providing operational oversight of six Tenet hospitals across Northern California. He simultaneously served as the chief operating officer at Tenet’s Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, California. In this role, he was instrumental in leading the day-to-day operations of the 122-bed acute care hospital, where he and his teams helped earn the highest employee engagement and customer loyalty scores within Tenet’s NorCal Group.

“Michael’s commitment to relationship building and community engagement, coupled with his dedication to high-quality healthcare will have a positive impact on Sutter Coast Hospital patients, as well as the physicians, nurses, clinicians and employees who care for the Del Norte community,” said Rachael McKinney, president for Sutter Health’s Greater Sacramento Market.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Lane was active in his community, previously serving as the Templeton Chamber of Commerce board president, chairman of the board for the Cancer Support Community and a board member for the California Association of Healthcare Leaders/American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE).

Lane is also retired from the United States Navy, where he began his healthcare administration career and served for more than 20 years.

Lane holds a master’s degree from Golden Gate University in business administration with concentrations in healthcare services, information technology and financial management. He is also an ACHE fellow and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, an advanced professional certification designed to support optimal organizational performance.

Lane assumes the CEO role at Sutter Coast Hospital from Mitch Hanna, who is retiring after more than 30 years of serving patients and communities in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit health system. He held numerous leadership roles, including nearly 10 years leading Sutter Coast Hospital. During his tenure at Sutter Coast Hospital, he helped enhance access to services including opening the Sutter Coast Infusion Center, developing a new on-campus dialysis center, helping launch a new hospice service expected to be available later in 2024, and significantly expanding offerings in Brookings, Oregon.

Additionally, Hanna was part of the team that helped secure a federal grant to bring more physicians to the rural coast. Sutter Coast Hospital has also been a consistent high-performer in quality care under Hanna’s leadership, including recent recognitions for safer, more equitable pregnancy care, maternity care and patient safety and LGBTQ+-centered care.


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