Once upon a time, there were two patients who were tired of healthcare innovators designing products and services without talking to patients first. They dreamed of restoring power back to patients, giving them a voice and fairly valuing their insights.
That dream is Savvy Cooperative.
(let us explain with our Savvy Puppets)
We Are A Patient Co-op
Savvy Cooperative is the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op...a mouthful of awesomeness!
Savvy is a co-op, meaning we are legally owned by our members, who are patients and people, like you!
Members have a vote in what we do and share in our yearly profits.
To empower people to use their experience to create positive change.
In healthcare, we do this by giving patients direct ways to share their experiences with health innovators, and advocating that they be fairly compensated for their contributions.
We empower patients to co-create new solutions, give them a sense of purpose, and help them earn money.
Our Core Values
Be People-First and People-With
Being people-centered is an outcome, not a strategy. Actively work with those whose lives you impact to make them partners in what you do.
Recognize that great ideas come from all over. Be a mentor to others and help people develop new skills. Encourage collaboration.
Create and nurture a culture where diverse people and perspectives are not just allowed, but sought after.
Be ambitious. Drive innovation by challenging complacency and the status quo.
Innovate With Purpose
In order to make the biggest impact, make sure you are solving real problems. Work with the community to identify what these are and create purpose-driven solutions.
Have Breadth and Focus
Have discipline to stay focused, and courage to consider how current actions have future impacts.
Co-ownership requires an open and honest environment where members are informed and feedback is valued.
Celebrate Success, Grow From Failure
Not every attempt will be a success. Use failure as an opportunity to learn and receive feedback. Also take time to acknowledge and celebrate success when it comes.
Be authentic and consistent. Recognize that integrity is a choice that has to be made continually. Inspire others to do the same.
Love What You Do
Important work can also be fun. Work with purpose. Live with passion.