Awards & Recognition

SEBMF Earns CAPG ‘Elite’ Status

Posted on Feb 22, 2016

We arSOEseal-5stare honored to announce that SEBMF has been recognized with Elite Status honors from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) annual Standards of Excellence Survey.

Each year, CAPG assesses and publicly reports the key features and capabilities of coordinated, accountable health care organizations to bring both quality and affordability to patients. Scoring is based on rigorous standards of measurement in care management, health IT, accountability and transparency, and patient-centered care. Read More

SEBMF’s Richard Singer, M.D., Wins Patient’s Choice Award for a Third Time

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

drsinger_123Congratulations to SEBMF pediatrician Richard Singer, M.D., who received the Sutter Medical Network’s Patient’s Choice Award.

The award recognizes one primary care and one specialist in each region whose patients reported consistently high satisfaction with their care and their overall experience in 2014 Press Ganey surveys.

“It means a lot to me to know that the families we take care of feel that we’re providing great care to their children,” says Dr. Singer. “This award is a reflection of the entire staff I work with including my fellow pediatricians Dr. Susan Adham and Dr. Lisa Hills who contribute so much to ensuring a positive patient experience.”Dr. Singer was identified by his patients as providing a quality and compassionate care experience—in a way that makes health care personal. Dr. Singer practices in Antioch and Brentwood and has been with SEBMF since 2008. This is the third time he has received this award.

Richard Singer, M.D.

Richard Singer, M.D.

In patient’s Press Ganey surveys, Dr. Singer was praised for his knowledge, availability and genuine care and concern for his patients and their families. Many families say they are treated like family at Dr. Singer’s practice and his care team is routinely lauded as “awesome.”

“The secret to my success is that I really enjoy spending as much time as I can with each and every patient,” says Dr. Singer. “Sutter Health has always supported my patient-first philosophy and I appreciate working for an organization that promotes the value of patient-centered care.”

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 6, 2014

Nurses Leading the Way logoDuring National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care.

In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcase some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession in our video below. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are. You can watch them here.National Nurses Week Appreciation Video

Nine SEBMF Physicians Recognized as “Best Doctors in the East Bay”

Posted on Jan 2, 2014

Dr. Arzhou Ahsan on the cover of Oakland Magazine

Dr. Arzhou Ahsan was featured on the cover of Oakland Magazine’s December 2013 issue. Nine SEBMF physicians were included in the East Bay’s Best Doctors listing.

Congratulations to the following physicians for their inclusion in The Best Doctors in America 2013 database! Oakland Magazine has recognized these physicians as some of the East Bay’s best doctors. Inclusion in the database is based on a peer nomination process.


Arzou Ahsan, M.D.

Jill Foley, M.D.

John Girard, M.D.

Risa Kagan, M.D.

Katarina Lanner-Cusin, M.D.


Petra Landman, M.D.


Jonathan Ellman, M.D.

Brian Kaye, M.D.

Molly Magnano, M.D.


Congratulations Dr. Samantha Malm, SMN Quality Care Award Winner

Posted on Dec 9, 2013


Samantha Malm, M.D.

Samantha Malm, M.D. was one of three East Bay Region physicians recently honored with a Sutter Medical Network (SMN) Quality Care Award. Dr. Malm received the honor for having the highest overall Quality Pay for Performance mean score compared to all other eligible family medicine clinicians in the Sutter East Bay Region.

“Samantha Malm is dedicated to her patients and goes out of her way to make sure that patients’ care needs are met, often at the expense of her own personal time,” said Dr. Louis Wu, medical director and CMO of the East Bay Physicians Medical Group, associated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. “She has a strong interest in caring for pediatric patients while also managing families with members at all ages of the spectrum.” Read More

Congratulations Dr. Sam Santoro

Posted on Oct 31, 2013

Dr. Sam SantoroSam Santoro, D.O., FACOG, was recently named to the Sutter Medical Network’s Executive Committee, expanding the East Bay’s leadership representation.

“It’s an honor,” said Dr. Santoro, who is president and CEO of the East Bay Physicians Medical Group. “The Sutter Medical Network is dedicated to providing best-practice patient focused care—it’s an opportunity for us to have a voice in this important, shared priority.”

Designed by physicians, the Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Read More