Jeffery Leinen, M.D., Joins Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation as Urgent Care Medical Director

Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Dr. Jeffery Leinen, urgent care medical director

Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffery Leinen, M.D.

Dr. Jeffery Leinen has been a familiar face at Sutter Delta Medical Center for years. In fact, he is no doubt a familiar face throughout East Contra Costa County. After all, he was pictured in life-size ads plastered on the side of Tri-Delta buses holding a Healthgrade’s Emergency Medicine of Excellence medallion.

So it is with great pleasure SEBMF welcomes Dr. Leinen back to Sutter Health in his new role as Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s urgent care medical director.

“My role as the urgent care medical director is an exciting opportunity,” says Dr. Leinen. “Urgent care is becoming essential in almost any health system, so I am up to the challenge of building this as a comprehensive service line from the ground up for Sutter Health East Bay Region.”

Leinen treated patients at Blue Rock Urgent Care

Knowing the ins and outs of how urgent care works is nothing new to Dr. Leinen, as he was instrumental in helping launch the region’s first urgent care at Blue Rock in Antioch. The region has seen tremendous success with urgent care, and has decided to expand it throughout the East Bay Region.

“Urgent care is similar to treating patients in the ER, but the patients are typically not as sick,” says Leinen. “So a majority of the time you are able to treat the patient and return them to good health, which always feels rewarding as a physician.”

Helped Sutter Delta achieve Emergency Medicine of Excellence Awards

Dr. Leinen joined Sutter Delta Medical Center in 2006 as the Emergency Department’s medical director. During his leadership, Sutter Delta was ranked by Healthgrades as one of the top 5 percent of Emergency Departments nationwide for three years in a row.

“Earning the Healthgrades nationwide recognition was a prestigious honor,” says Leinen. “One I am very proud of because it shows that working as a determined team with focused goals can achieve a lot.”

Dr. Leinen lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and two young children, so joining Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation brings him back home.

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