SOMC named FORTUNE’s 18th best place to work

Southern Ohio Medical Center has once again been recognized as one of the best places to work in America by FORTUNE Magazine. SOMC came in 18th on the magazine’s prestigious list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, moving up 11 spots from last year’s designation.

FORTUNE cited SOMC’s support for employees aiming to improve their education as one of the reasons for the high ranking, noting: “This regional health care system pays 100% of tuition for employees seeking to advance their education and pursue a degree in the medical field.”  SOMC’s educational assistance program for employees and their dependents has often been recognized as one of the best in the tri-state area.

SOMC was the highest-ranking health care provider, highest ranked organization in Ohio, and one of only three companies located in Ohio, Kentucky or West Virginia.

“To be included in the top 20 on a list like this is an incredible accomplishment,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “As a hospital, we’re known for the outstanding care that we provide for our patients, but we also care deeply about our employees. We work hard to be a good employer for our community, and this achievement is the culmination of those efforts.”

SOMC has now been featured on FORTUNE’s list for seven years in a row. It is one of many honors that have been bestowed upon the hospital. SOMC has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for, an OSHA VPP Star organization, and re-designated as a Magnet facility, which is one of the country’s highest nursing honors.

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