Want a Free Job Posting?

Buy a job posting today and the second one is on us. For a limited time only. Act Now.

Sutter Health Overview

Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1981
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Sutter Health's Story - We Plus You

Sutter Health is a pretty big family! Actually, more than 50,000 of us—doctors, employees and volunteers—comprise our network of care. Together, we share a partnership promise to create a ... More

Company Updates

  • Are you an experienced Emergency Department nurse? If so, discover your professional potential. Meet our Sutter Health Nurse Recruiters during an online hiring event on October 28 from 12- 2:30 p.m. Learn more:http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIpSU

    Sutter Health Emergency Department RN Online Hiring Event

    No matter where you live in Northern California, you’re likely to find Sutter Health affiliated hospitals and doctors. Our team of 50,000+ professionals serves more than 100 communities in Northern California, making Sutter Health one of the nation’s leading community-based, not-for-profit health care networks. For Nurses, this means opportunity: Opportunity to grow.

  • Like many of you, we’re devastated by the massive damage caused by the ‪#‎valleyfire‬ and ‪#‎buttefire‬. Many in our Sutter Health family live and work in the communities impacted by the flames. We’re helping our staff and the affected communities by donating $300,000 to support fire relief efforts. ‪#‎weplusyou‬ KCRA Lisa Gonzales American Red Cross of Sierra-Delta http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8YH

    Sutter Health Donates $300,000 to Help Fire Relief Efforts in Northern California

    Posted on Sep 15, 2015 in Community Benefit Funds help support those affected by devastating Valley and Butte fires Sutter Health made a $300,000 donation today to support fire relief efforts across several Northern California communities.

Sutter Health – Why Work For Us?

Join our team to partner with Sutter Health Patients and Staff: See what "We Plus You" means to us. 

Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading community-based, not-for-profit health care networks of hospitals, physician organizations, home health and hospice agencies and other health care services. We share our expertise and resources to advance the quality of care in the communities we serve. We offer our employees an environment that is conducive to professional performance. Our facilities and services are located in large, urban cities and small, rural communities from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Foothills and from the Oregon border to the San Joaquin Valley. They are situated near major West Coast attractions: San Francisco, Sacramento, the snowy mountains of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley, Yosemite Valley and the coastal redwoods. We even have an affiliate in Hawaii.

Join us and be part of a dedicated group of professionals with the resources, training and expertise to provide the most advanced and highest quality health care.


We enhance the well-being of people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in health care services.


Sutter Health leads the transformation of health care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.


  • Excellence and Quality
    We exceed customer expectations by delivering premier clinical quality and maintaining the highest levels of safety.
  • Innovation
    We continually create, seek out, and adopt new ways of providing value to our customers, rapidly moving from idea to execution.
  • Affordability
    We deliver health care efficiently by using resources responsibly.
  • Teamwork
    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.
  • Compassion and Caring
    We treat those we serve, and one another, with concern, kindness and respect.
  • Community
    We work to understand and best serve the diverse needs of our communities.
  • Honesty and Integrity
    We act openly and truthfully in everything we do.


Our History

To help ensure that they will be here for the next generation, physicians and hospitals in Northern California—along with the communities they serve—decided to join together. Sutter Health is the not-for-profit network we're creating.

We started out as independent health care providers, but forces like rising costs and declining payment for services have made it difficult for hospitals and physicians to continue operating on their own. Just in the last decade, more than 100 Northern California hospitals have had to close their doors, and the majority of state's physician groups are facing significant problems as well.

Our Historical Roots

While Sutter Health as it is today was created through the January 1996 merger of Sacramento-based Sutter Health and Bay Area-based California Healthcare System, the foundation of Sutter Health began taking shape well over 100 years ago, as independent hospitals opened to meet the health care needs of their local communities.

Why Work for Sutter Health?

Good for you and the community

Why choose us? Because working at Sutter Health gives you plenty of opportunities to grow and make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll be part of a dedicated group of professionals and given the resources, training and expertise to provide patients with the most advanced, highest quality care. Everybody wins.

executiveWithin Sutter Health: A Bright Career
Within you is the compassion, creativity, drive and talent to make a life-changing difference for patients. Within us is a team of health professionals who work together daily to raise the bar for high-quality medical care.

doctorsWe Are Committed to Your Health
We believe a healthy work/life balance is important for a healthy lifestyle. To help you achieve this, both personally and professionally, we provide a wide range of benefits to promote your health and wellness, including in-house wellness coaches.

nurse with tabletImproving Technology and Access
Since 2000, we have invested more than $7 billion to build, replace and improve dozens of hospitals and care centers and to install lifesaving technologies, including an electronic health record. This equips our physicians and employees with high-tech tools in safe, comfortable environments.

doctor with patientBenefits That Deliver
We understand that our success is tied inherently to yours. That’s why we offer benefits that enhance your personal and professional life, such as comprehensive insurance, retirement and continuing education benefits, telecommuting, job sharing or flextime opportunities. Learn more about our benefits here.

ethnic womanWe Welcome Unique Cultures and Perspectives
Sutter Health embraces a diverse workforce that brings us a wealth of unique perspectives and experiences that reflect the many communities we serve. We capitalize on these differences to enhance staff development and cultivate future leaders from within our organization.

mother and childOur Commitment to Our Communities
Improving the health of our communities is at the core of Sutter Health’s mission and values. This investment includes improving facilities and providing care and services to those without health insurance.

Diversity and Inclusion at Sutter Health

Sutter Health believes a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our ability to provide high quality care to patients and their families.

Sutter Health serves among the most diverse areas in the United States.

  • About 1.5 million residents in Northern California speak languages other than English at home.
  • Within Sutter’s primary service area, one third of our neighbors speak a language other than English.

Areas of focus

  • Diversity Recruitment & Retention
    Sutter Health seeks and welcomes employees who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives that reflect all the communities we serve. Diversity enhances our organizational performance through inclusion and innovation.
  • Staff Development in Cultural Competence
    Infusing cultural competence criteria in our training and education curriculums empowers staff to interact respectfully and effectively with people of all cultural backgrounds.
  • Diverse Community Partnerships
    By working proactively with diverse community partners, Sutter Health supports programs that address the wide-ranging health care needs of Northern California communities.

Benefits are how we demonstrate our commitment

Where would Sutter Health be without our employees? They are our most important assets and we are fortunate to have attracted some of the most talented professionals in the world. Because their continued satisfaction benefits us all, we strive to provide our employees with the best benefits and concessions possible, such as job sharing, and tuition reimbursement to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our goal is your fulfillment and satisfaction

Although each Sutter Health affiliate is a separate business with its own policies and benefits, most facilities offer the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability/extended sick leave
  • Part time off benefits (vacation, holiday, etc.)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Retirement benefits
  • Tax deffered annuity plans - 403(b) or 401(k)
  • Savings plans
  • Employee Assistance Programs providing counseling
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continuing Education Units
  • Time off to attend courses required to maintain licensure
  • Leaves of absence, including family care, bereavement, etc.

Sutter Health Reviews

Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry
Pat Fry
114 Ratings
  • Project Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sutter Health (More than a year)


    Lots of opportunity for training and advancement with contract roles. Good pay. Able to have flexible schedules. Lots of growth coming up. On top of industry standards in technology for the most part.


    They rely too much on hiring contractors rather than bringing talented candidates on permanently with full benefits. We have ourselves and families to take care of. HR not up to current standards in some regions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on permanently full time. Holding several repeat contract roles is exhausting and frustrating.

Sutter Health Photos

Sutter Health is committed to quality care.
Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center

+ Add Photo

Sutter Health Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



  1. Helpful (1)  

    Medical Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sutter Health.


    For the position of the Medical assistant, a recruiter calls and confirms the interest in the position. Then they schedule you for a skills assessment prior to the interview. If you pass, they forward your information to the hiring manager. The interview was panel style. the Supervisor, lead and an MA. Most of the questions were scenario questions and they requested answers on what you have done and not what would you do.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had a disagreement with management's decision on something, what did you do or how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Name a time where you had a conflict with a coworker. What did you do to try and resolve this conflict?   1 Answer

Sutter Health Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2008

Work at Sutter Health? Share Your Experiences

Sutter Health

Click to Rate