SOMC Named A Best Place To Work In Healthcare

Southern Ohio Medical Center was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine. SOMC ranked 32nd out of 100 healthcare organizations nationwide, and 7th in the category of large hospitals.

The Best Places to Work in Healthcare award recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services. The awards were presented on October 18, 2011, at the Best Places to Work awards gala in Chicago, Ill.

“We are truly proud to once again be named to this prestigious list,” Randy Arnett, president and CEO of SOMC, said. “It continues to confirm that we have excellent employees who love what they do and show it through the care they provide.”

SOMC was one of 327 applicants up for the award. To achieve this designation, SOMC completed a questionnaire and submitted names from a random selection of employees. The Best Places Group then surveyed more than 400 SOMC employees regarding policies, practices, benefits, leadership and planning, training and development and overall satisfaction.

“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, FORTUNE Best Places to Work award and our Best Employer in Ohio award, shows that there is something special at SOMC and is a great source of pride for our employees and our community,” Ken Applegate, director of Human Resources, said. “These designations help us to recruit and retain some the best talent in the region and the country and we are proud of our accomplishments.”