South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Named to Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2012
Foley, AL (August 1, 2012) – South Baldwin Regional Medical Center (SBRMC) has been named to Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2012. It is only one of two healthcare organizations in Alabama to make the prestigious listing, which recognizes 100 “outstanding” healthcare employers, including hospitals, physician practices, insurers, suppliers, and consulting groups.
The annual awards program honors workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their best, allowing them to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.
Healthcare organizations around the country participated in surveys of employee satisfaction, which was narrowed to a list of finalists that will be recognized at a special dinner in Nashville on October 9. The full list of ranked recipients will be published in a special supplement to Modern Healthcare on October 14. Research shows that having employees who are pleased with their workplace and happy with their jobs leads to better care and more satisfied patients.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition by such a trusted source as Modern Healthcare," said SBRMC CEO Keith Newton. “Over the past year, we’ve focused on educating the community about our high patient satisfaction scores. This national recognition for our employee satisfaction is certainly an additional validation of the dedication and hard work of our staff. We are excited about the new visibility this will bring to our hospital and region. I’m so proud to work with such an impassioned team of committed caregivers.”
The Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list was compiled using information gathered from employers and employees of companies with at least 25 employees as part of a no-cost application process. For the application, employers completed a survey detailing their policies and practices, benefits, and employee demographics. Meanwhile, employees were asked to evaluate their employer in eight areas, including:
- Leadership and planning
- Culture and communications
- Role satisfaction
- Working environment
- Relationship with supervisor
- Training and development
- Pay and benefits and
- Overall satisfaction
Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. The complete list of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” can be found at: www.modernhealthcare.com.
About South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is a 112 bed, acute care hospital with 725 employees and has a network of medical clinics serving Baldwin County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 32 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive digital imaging, a 24-hour emergency department, a 24-hour, 7 day a week certified Urgent Care & Imaging Center in Gulf Shores and much more.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Press Ganey Summit Award, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer in Key Quality Measures and an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group. For more information, call (251) 949-3479 or visit www.TodaysSouthBaldwinRMC.com