About the SSVMS Joy of Medicine Program

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Vision of Joy of Medicine

A program of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS), Joy of Medicine aspires to relieve physician pain and help physicians reclaim the joy of practicing medicine through education, advocacy and program services designed to nurture individual well-being and collegiality and to promote systems-wide changes.

The Joy of Medicine Advisory Group

The Advisory Group includes medical group leaders and physician wellness champions from each of the Sacramento region’s medical groups (including: The Permanente Medical Group, Sutter Medical Group, Sutter Independent Physicians, UC Davis
Medical Group, Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Medical Group, and Marshall Medical) as well as physicians in private practice. The Advisory Group meets every other month to share best practices and to advise SSVMS in the creation and sustainability of the Joy of Medicine program. To learn more about the advisory group, contact Lindsay Coate, Vice President, Strategic Operations at 
lcoate@ssvms.org.

Partners of Joy of Medicine

SSVMS’Joy of Medicine program is sustained by charitable donations from the medical community and select business partners. We are grateful to our partners for contributing to SSVMS’ goal to make wellness programs and services available to all physicians who choose to practice medicine in the Sacramento region.

The Joy of Medicine is a program of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS). Serving over 6,000 physicians in Sacramento, El Dorado and Yolo Counties, SSVMS is dedicated to bringing together physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community. Learn more about how we advocate on behalf of physicians and their patients at ssvms.org