John Bissell, MD

Neurology, South Sacramento

“I want our members and the general public to know that our medical care is nationally recognized for quality.”

Dr. Bissell is an exceptional clinician and leader who has served as Chief of Neurology and Chief of Quality since the medical center opened in 1984.

Early on, he had the foresight to realize the public would come to increasingly rely on national performance measures such as HEDIS in choosing a health care provider. He clearly articulated his vision that providing the best quality care was only half the battle. The other half was to publicly demonstrate that quality.

He has worked tirelessly to ensure South Sacramento’s place on national lists in areas such as trauma, sepsis, cardiac care and stroke. His leadership has been instrumental in South Sacramento’s success in national surveys including HEDIS, Leap Frog, the Joint Commission, Institute of Medical Quality, and the American College of Surgeons for Trauma and Neurosurgery.

As Chief of Neurology, he developed a dynamic neurology team, which has achieved several recognitions, including certification of the Stroke Center which recently earned a 2009 gold award from U.S. News and World Report.