We recognize that the power of our combined efforts exceeds what we can accomplish individually, and we are accountable to each other and to our customers.


In Your Words


The pride that comes with working together as a team

“The first thing I noticed at SMCS is that there is tremendous pride of ownership amongst the staff. At Los Banos and Tracy, I saw that same pride, and it allowed us to band together in our darkest moments as well as celebrate our triumphs in better times. When we stick together, we grow, we trust, we excel. SMCS and Sutter Amador are poised to do tremendous things for our patients, and I am proud to be joining them at this juncture in the journeys.”

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Phillip Yu, M.D., MBA

Chief medical executive, SMCS and Sutter Amador Hospital


She learned teamwork at Sutter–and used it to help save a man from a shark attack

“When I check in with patients who have been recently discharged, they often praise our entire team, everyone from housekeeping to our dietitians. It’s a team effort, and I’m grateful that a similar collaborative effort saved a swimmer’s life in Pacific Grove.”

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Aimee Johns, R.N., MSN

Oncology nurse, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento


The teamwork behind 1,000 robotic surgery cases

“My partners and I were among the first doctors in the Sutter system to perform robotic surgeries. We as a group have pushed the boundaries, and that teamwork has kept me going.”

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Ajay Upadhyay, M.D.

Surgeon, ABSMC


In Video

Michelle Pasillas
The Sutter Rehabilitation Institute team work together to help patients return to their daily lives.

Saduf Ashfaq
Pharmacist Saduf Ashfaq describes her connection to the Sutter Health value of Teamwork.

President's Award

Learn more about this systemwide award that honors teammates who demonstrate Sutter values.

Leading With Our Values
Find values-related resources, such as focused recognition cards and values posters.