Gordon Hunt, MD
Gordon Hunt most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer of Sutter Health. He joined Sutter Health in 1994 as vice president for medical affairs and became chief medical officer for Sutter’s Sacramento area in 1995. Two years later, he became chief medical officer for the health system. Hunt earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Notre Dame and medical degree from Northwestern University. He also has a master’s of business administration from University of California Davis.
During his tenure at the Sacramento-based health system, Hunt initiated Sutter’s program to unite more than 1,400 doctors, nurses and administrators for specialized training so they could implement hundreds of quality improvement measures across the health system.
Early in his career, Hunt helped create the Sutter Physicians Alliance, which attempted to minimize barriers between multiple physician groups and make it possible for patients to move easily between primary care and specialty doctors across the Sacramento region. He also kicked off a number of patient safety programs, including medication bar coding, “smart pumps” that help prevent errors in delivering intravenous medication and establishment of Sutter’s electronic intensive-care unit.
As a board certified internist and pulmonologist, Dr. Hunt began caring for patients in the Sacramento area in 1978. He has served as a compassionate leadership voice behind multiple initiatives at Sutter and in the medical community at large to demonstrate higher value, quality and empathy in healthcare.