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    Sutter Solano Statement on Privacy and Outside Links

    Our website and your privacy

    We make the following assurances of privacy for visitors to our website

    The Sutter Solano Medical Center's (SSMC) website is designed to provide useful health information about our organization and to connect users with physicians, facilities, services and employment opportunities at SSMC.

    Our website does not contain any advertising for products by third parties, nor do we share any of your information with other parties except as authorized by law.

    We keep track of visits to our website via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern the name, address or any other personal information about visitors to our site. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site.

    It helps us answer questions such as these: Are we providing information on our website that is useful? Which information is most useful? How have we made you aware that our website exists?

    Your Health Information and Your Privacy Rights

    What is this Notice and Why it is Important

    This notice is required by law to inform you of how your health information will be protected, how Sutter Solano Medical Center (SSMC) may use or disclose your health information, and about your rights regarding your health information.

    Privacy Notice

    Notice of Privacy Practices

    This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by Sutter Solano Medical Center and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

    Funding of the SSMC Website

    The SSMC website is funded entirely by the operating income of the Medical Center. We do not accept external advertising income in exchange for promotion of any product or service via our website.

    Our Health Information

    All health related information provided via our site is intended to educate and inform visitors about illnesses and conditions and ways to maintain optimum health. It is not intended to diagnose personal physical conditions and is not a substitute for consulting with one's own personal health care provider.

    By viewing our website health information, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

    Our health related information is derived from two primary sources:

    1. Our Sutter-aligned physicians and medical experts - Information posted on the site, such as our preventive health guidelines, have been reviewed and approved by clinical leadership groups within the Sutter Health network.
    2. Our affiliation with Healthwise - The bulk of our health information and education material is provided by Healthwise. You can learn more about the HealthWise Knowledgebase by visiting their website

    Our Physician Referral Feature

    Our physician referral feature is intended to help visitors to our website learn about physicians who are on the active medical staff of Sutter Solano Medical Center or other Sutter-aligned hospitals, or who are members of Sutter-affiliated medical groups. The information on each physician in our referral feature is provided by that physician, via the records maintained by the hospital medical staff or the medical group. The information is updated on a regular basis. For more details, the web visitor is encouraged to call the individual physician's office at the number provided on the website.

    Links to Outside Sites

    The SSMC site has links to other Internet websites, which might have information on health topics of interest to you.

    SSMC, however, does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does SSMC guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. In addition, SSMC has no control over the privacy practices of external websites. The user should read and understand the policies of all websites with respect to their privacy practices. These links are provided for your general information and education only, and should NOT be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider.

    Contacting Us

    Please do not include any confidential communication, such as health information, in any e-mail to us.

    You can contact us via U.S. mail at:

    Sutter Solano Medical Center
    300 Hospital Drive
    Vallejo, CA 94589
    707-554-4444.

    Comments or questions will be routed to the appropriate individual within the organization.


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