The Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is proud to announce it has been named the 22nd best place to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare, a leading publication that covers the health care industry. The announcement came at its national conference in Dallas, Texas.
Editor-in-chief, David Burda said, “We are pleased to recognize Monroe County Hospital. It’s an organization that enables employees to perform at their optimal level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.” Burda explained that the winners were chosen after a round of two surveys, one conducted with the employer and another with the employees. Employers and employees were asked questions on key workplace measures such as overall employee engagement, work environment, role satisfaction, relationship with supervisor, corporate culture & communications, leadership and planning, pay & benefits, and training & development. Participation was open to any type of health care employer, including hospitals, physician clinics, and suppliers. Monroe County Hospital CEO, Greg Paris, said, “We are thrilled with the recognition, although we don’t provide health care for awards. This is validation that we are doing the right things to be an employer of choice. And we know that great employees give great care,” he said. “We’ve learned how to attract high performers and get the best out of them.”
Modern Healthcare noted several things that set the hospital apart from others, including the fact that the hospital lost only one employee to turnover last year. In addition, the magazine mentioned that the hospital allows employees to hire their co-workers; that the hospital’s 140 employees received more than 7,000 hours of education last year; the hospital’s commitment to praise and recognition of staff and that the hospital shares its profits with employees. Assistant Administrator of Employee Services, Dee Dee Chance said, “We also recognize that the best way to keep an employee is to give them a great Manager. So we take our Managers off site four times a year for training; each gets 64 hours of training to help them be a better manager.” Recognizing that fun and family are also important parts of a great job, the hospital hosts regular events such as drive in movies in its parking lot, dunk tanks, and family nights with games and food for employee’s children.
When you translate the Modern Healthcare Award into simpler terms, engaged and happy employees give better care and service. The type of culture created at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics makes for better outcomes for our patients and families.
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