SOMC is proud to announce it has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
The Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. The award honors the top 5 percent of facilities that consistently achieved and sustained the 95th percentile in employee satisfaction for each of Press Ganey’s reporting periods during the course of one year.
“This is a great distinction for our organization and recognizes our employees for their partnership and commitment to outstanding team-work and quality service,” Ken Applegate, director of SOMC Human Resources, said. “This award acknowledges that our employees love what they do and take pride in providing their talents right here at SOMC.”
Press Ganey is the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company, partnering with more than 11,000 health care facilities (and more than 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals) to reduce suffering and improve the patient experience.
“The award is a testament to Southern Ohio Medical Center’s commitment to deliver patient-centered care and we are proud to partner with them,” Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey, said. “By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, SOMC is benefiting patients and helping advance the quality of health care.”
In addition to the Guardian of Excellence Award, SOMC has also earned recognition nationally and statewide for employee satisfaction by earning distinctions as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work.
“Without the dedication and high-level of quality our staff provide every day, we would not be considered for these important designations,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “We are extremely proud of our team of experts at SOMC and our ability to offer the best quality care to the people of our community.”