2009 Report To Our Communities
"Positive attitude at work is contagious." Ria Tanuhandrau, R.N., Staff Nurse

Striving to Create a Top Workplace

Efficiency Draws National Attention

Recognized for setting a national benchmark for health care efficiency, Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region participated in a Washington, D.C. forum on health care reform. The discussion on the state of health care allowed participants to share successes and learn best practices from other top-performing organizations.

Best Place to Work

Modern Healthcare magazine rated Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz and Sutter Davis Hospital two of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” Out of the 100 national health care organizations receiving this honor, our affiliated hospitals were among just six California health care organizations recognized.

Percy Williams, director of Radiology at Palo Alto Medical Foundation Santa Cruz, has made special efforts to improve employee morale and job satisfaction to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.
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“Be Red Cross Ready”

The American Red Cross recognized Sutter Health as a model for educating employees about disaster preparedness at home and at work.

And the Survey Says …

Seventy-eight percent of employees rated their overall experience of work “very high” in the 2009 Experience of Work opinion survey.

Making a Difference for Patients

More than 6,000 entries poured in to Sutter Health’s 6 Words contest – “How Do You Make a Difference at Work?” Through a systemwide vote, employees choose the winners: “A gentle touch is powerful medicine” (individual category) and “My hands serve. My heart cares.” (team category).


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