South Baldwin Regional Medical Center named #71 in Modern Healthcare’s fifth annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Healthcare Industry on a National Level
(Chicago, IL) October 19, 2012 – South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, (SouthBaldwinRMC.com), announced today, it has placed #71 in Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. The magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program 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.
A video announcement, along with a ranked listing of the winners is now available at www.modernhealthcare.com/bestplaces.
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. South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in South Alabama and has also begun construction on the county's first Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center, slated to open in January 2013. 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, and a 24-hour, 7 day a week certified Urgent Care & Imaging Center in Gulf Shores.
"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.”
“Being named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 demonstrates that South Baldwin Regional Medical Center has built a culture where employees are supported and engaged, which benefits not only patients and customers but the employer’s financial performance as well, ” said Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare. “These healthcare employers are models for others who are seeking to build a successful culture, resulting in optimum performance levels and benefits for their organization.”
This year’s recognition program had 340 applications from healthcare companies across the nation. Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 at a banquet in Nashville on Oct. 9 that was attended by more than 450 healthcare professionals, including 83% of the winning organizations. The complete ranking will be shared in a special supplement of the Oct. 15 issue of Modern Healthcare, which will recognize the top places to work by company size and will profile some of the recipients.
About the Award Program
Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a PA-based firm that administers “best places to work” programs nationwide. Modern Healthcare conducted this program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry.
The program collected information from both the employers and employees and was open to all healthcare companies in the United States with at least 25 employees.
The Best Places to Work in Healthcare award has four main categories: All Participating Companies – A comprehensive ranking of all winning organizations; Small Companies – Honors organizations with 25-99 employees; Medium Companies – Honors organizations with 100-999 employees; Large Companies – Honors organizations with 1,000 or more employees.
About Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is the industry’s most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It’s for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a “must-read publication” by the who’s who in healthcare. To subscribe, please call Modern Healthcare at 888-446-1422 or email us.
Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work”, “Best Companies” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.