Sutter Health’s 6 Words Contest:
How do YOU make a difference at work?
We asked physicians, employees and volunteers from across the Sutter Health system to describe in 6 words (no more, no less): How they make a difference at work. More than 6,000 people submitted entries, ranging from heartwarming to humorous in both individual and team categories.
Watch the Six Words video, which launched the contest in September 2009.
Nearly 5,000 employees across the Sutter Health system selected the following 6 Words winners through an online voting survey:
~ A gentle touch is powerful medicine. (Individual category)
Julie Davies, R.N., Charge Nurse, Surgical Unit
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
~ My hands serve. My heart cares. (Team category)
Nutrition & Food Services Department, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Submitted by David Sternagle on behalf of department staff (*see names below)
Congratulations to our winners!
6 Words Entries
Top 10 Individual Entries (in order of votes received)
A gentle touch is powerful medicine. (Nursing)
Julie Davies, R.N., Surgical Unit, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Get through today. Give them tomorrow. (Neonatal ICU)
Donna M. Enjaian, Neonatal ICU, California Pacific Medical Center
Patient perception begins with great reception. (Receptionist)
Pamela Salvador, Receptionist, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
Pray, laugh, cry, care, love, listen. (Chaplain Services)
Heather L. Weidemann, Chaplain Services, California Pacific Medical Center
We speak tender loving care fluently. (Security)
Wassim Nassif, Security, California Pacific Medical Center
Circle of health: patient, physician, me. (Medical Assistant)
Shawna Gennoe, Medical Assistant, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
After dark, I provide the light. (Nursing)
Valerie Brown, Nursing, Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Breathing for you when you can’t. (Respiratory Therapy)
Francis Noble, Respiratory Therapy, Marin General Hospital
Working hand-and-mouse with you. (Information Services)
Robin Gagnon, Information Services, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Infections? No, not on my watch! (Infection Control)
Kari Rohrer, Infection Control, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Top 10 Team Entries (in order of votes received)
My hands serve. My heart cares.
Nutrition & Food Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Miracles—one patient at a time.
Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Honor the patient; honor their story.
Nursing, Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Your health, with all my heart.
Cardiology Department, Sutter North Medical Foundation
See small wonders, experience daily miracles.
Memorial Family Birthing Center, Memorial Medical Center
You have expectations. We’ll exceed them.
Hospital Admitting, Novato Community Hospital
Positive attitude at work is contagious.
Nursing, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Always see myself in our patients.
Sutter VNA & Hospice
Hold their hand. Wipe their tears.
Nursing, Marin General Hospital
Protecting your records like my own.
Health Information Services, Sutter Davis Hospital
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