Sacramento-based Sutter Health has been named a recipient of Disability Rights Advocates’ Eagle Award, recognizing Sutter’s efforts to improve health care access for people with disabilities.
Sutter said it is the first health care system to receive the award.
Berkeley-based DRA, which also has an office in New York, operates as a nonprofit disability rights legal center, advocating equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities nationwide. Founded in 1993, DRA touts itself as a nonprofit run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.
The Eagle Award has been presented to businesses, government entities, individuals and organizations working to support people with disabilities through various efforts.
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Sutter has developed numerous programs offering health care services to people with mobility, vision, hearing and speech disabilities.
“We’ve invested tens of thousands of hours and millions of dollars over the past seven years to improve and enhance access to medical services for patients with disabilities,” Carol Bradley, disability and compliance officer at Sutter Health, said in a statement.