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Robert Sutter - Excelsior Healthcare Group

Robert Sutter

Bob has 25 years of experience in healthcare quality improvement and analytics. He holds master’s degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from Saint Louis University and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In addition, his clinical background spans being a Registered Nurse and former Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Bob has held diverse roles in healthcare quality and analytics that includes quality analyst, Director, Vice President and consultant. He is experienced at applying analytic concepts and techniques in the hospital setting in a manner that facilitated organizational quality improvement. As a consultant he has trained organizations in Six Sigma and provided healthcare quality analytics guidance and support to numerous hospitals and health systems throughout the US.

Some of Bob’s analytical work includes:

Developed a quality performance dashboard to assess and monitor the quality of care provided as well as guide annual quality improvement planning for a health system.


A multilevel logistic regression analysis of the SCIP core measures patient level data, comprising all health system hospitals, revealed the following factors significantly associated with administering an antibiotic within one hour prior to incision: surgical procedure, surgical day of week and shift.


A propensity score analysis using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database revealed that pre-operative beta-blocker use in isolated CABG patients was significantly associated with lower mortality rates.