Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier, recently spoke to LEADERS magazine on women and leadership. Check out an excerpt below and the full Q&A here.
How do you describe the Premier culture and how critical is culture to the success of the company?
Premier is a mission-driven organization and our mission is quite simple: to improve the health of communities. Outside of my office is a big sign that says, “care is a verb.” To work at Premier you have to care about affecting the company’s mission because, by virtue of our footprint, we live in the communities we serve.
We have four core values that guide our decision-making across the board:
- Integrity: integrity of the individual, the enterprise and the alliance.
- Passion for performance: a passion for performance and a bias for action, creating real value for all stakeholders and leading the pace.
- Innovation: seeking breakthrough opportunities, taking risks and initiating meaningful change.
- Focus on people: demonstrating respect for all, and mutual commitment to the success of the alliance, our employees, our business partners and the communities we serve.
We are successful because all of our colleagues are willing to go above and beyond for our members – the hospitals, nursing homes and urgent care centers that they and their families use – every day. Without that willingness to serve, our ability to deliver value would be vastly diminished.