Pat Fry was president and CEO of Sutter Health until his retirement in January 2016. He joined the Sutter organization in 1982 as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. During his tenure, he worked his way up through the organization in increasingly responsible administrative positions both at the local affiliate and regional levels.

After serving as regional president for Sutter Health’s affiliates in the greater Sacramento region, Fry became president of the organization’s eastern operations. He later assumed leadership of Sutter Health’s Western Division and in 2000 became Sutter Health’s second-in-command, serving as chief operating officer and executive vice president. In 2005, he became president and CEO.

Fry earned his bachelor’s degree in public health administration from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.