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Sutter’s visiting nurses program to cut 154 jobs in Northern California

Sutter Care at Home is cutting 154 jobs in Northern California, part of a reorganization of its visiting nurses program, officials announced Monday.

The cuts, which affect administrative and medical coding positions, include 15 jobs in Sacramento, 20 in Roseville, eight in Yuba City and 14 in Modesto.

Sutter Health officials said the job losses do not affect staffers who provide patient care, such as home health care or hospice. The positions are either being consolidated or outsourced.

The program “made the difficult decision to move to a new staffing model that reduces some non-patient-care positions,” said Karen Stander, chief home health executive for Sutter Care at Home, in an email. She said staffers are encouraged “to consider new roles created by this transformation” and will be assisted by Sutter’s human resources department.

The job losses started this month and will continue through March.

Sutter’s visiting nurse program serves about 20,000 patients a day in 24 Northern California counties.

Claudia Buck: 916-321-1968, @Claudia_Buck