Southern Ohio Medical Center is proud to announce it has once again been named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
This year’s winners were ranked on one of two separate lists for either healthcare provider/insurer or healthcare supplier. SOMC ranked 13th among providers/insurers nationwide and 2nd in the category of large providers. This is the fifth consecutive year that SOMC has been featured on this list.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for in America by Modern Healthcare,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “Being named to this list is a tremendous accomplishment and says a lot about both the quality of people and the quality of care you can expect to find at SOMC.”
The Best Places to Work in Healthcare award recognizes employers for creating workplaces that enable employees to perform at their optimum level while providing the best possible patient care and services. Approximately 300 companies deemed as both providers/insurers and suppliers applied to be on this year’s list.
“It’s all about our employees,” Arnett said. “Our employees love what they do, and sustaining a great place to work ultimately allows them to continue providing exceptional care to our patients and their families.”
To achieve this designation, SOMC completed a culture audit questionnaire. The Best Places Group then surveyed SOMC employees regarding policies, practices, benefits, leadership and planning, training and development, and overall satisfaction.
Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare at an awards gala in Chicago on Oct. 23.
“SOMC is a great place to work and people want to be a part of that. This distinction, as well as our Magnet designation, VPP Star status, and FORTUNE Best Places to Work award, shows that there is something special at SOMC,” Ken Applegate, director of Human Resources, said. “These accolades are a great source of pride for our employees and our community and we are honored to be featured among some of the most impressive healthcare providers in the country.”