Culture

Our culture is essential to our success and we are intentional about how we foster it.  The Sarah Cannon culture is defined by four aspirational Cultural Commitments to be Excellent, Accountable, Candid and Inclusive.  We focus attention and resources to develop and promote the behaviors that support our desired culture. 

Various efforts throughout the organization are supportive of our culture, including training and development offerings, communication practices, our work environment, community engagement, and rewards and recognition programs.  Below are some examples of the Sarah Cannon culture at work. 

Community Service:

We recognize that it is our responsibility to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Sarah Cannon partners with community-based non-profits to support those who are facing cancer.  

We encourage colleagues to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs and organizations that enrich the quality of life for all citizens.  Consequently, full-time Sarah Cannon colleagues are allotted 16 hours per calendar year for paid community service and part-time colleagues are allotted 8 hours.  Many colleagues choose to assist patients and the Sarah Cannon teams by participating in the Drug Development Unit Volunteer Program.    

Rewards and Recognition:

Sarah Cannon has a robust rewards and recognition program to support our culture and to recognize both individuals and teams.

Awards range from “Sarah Cards” which are prized, handwritten cards that all colleagues can grant, to the annual “Sarah Cannon Achievement Award” which recognizes the most outstanding individual or team that demonstrates our culture while achieving a noteworthy strategic objective.  All awards include a meaningful description of why the colleague was recognized and most awards have a monetary value.