UMH Named Best Place to Work

Jul 24, 2018 /


Uvalde Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare®winner by Modern Healthcare. The list singles out and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level.

"With unemployment dipping below 4% for the first time since December 2000, employers have their work cut out for them to keep workers happy. Organizations making this year's list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare stand out in their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied workforce,” stated a press release by Modern Healthcare initially announcing those named to the list.

The list is named in May and presented to chosen facilities annually each September at an awards dinner in Chicago. Modern Healthcare then publishes individual rankings on the list of 100 healthcare entities in October.

“This was our first year to measure employee satisfaction with Modern Healthcare. UMH has been measuring employee engagement with other renowned healthcare agencies, like Press Ganey, for over 10 years and we’ve always ranked in the top percentile,” stated Tom Nordwick, hospital CEO and administrator.

“We saw this survey as an opportunity to see how we rank amongst a different peer group to ensure we truly are where we want to be for our employees and out patients,” Nordwick added.

Feedback from the report will be used to identify both strengths and concerns or issues within the workplace. Leadership will hone in on weaknesses that the survey pinpointed and address them as opportunities to improve the employees’ work experience. The hospital systematically, by department and as an organization, will prioritize the top opportunities and develop action plans to work with staff to accomplish positive change for each opportunity.

The organization strives to fulfill the mission of providing compassionate, high quality healthcare to patients, and hospital administration feels that can only be accomplished through engaged, happy employees.

“High employee engagement has a direct correlation to positive customer, in our case patient, outcomes. It is truly a privilege to work with a group of individuals who enjoy what they do and strive to provide the best care possible to our community,” Nordwick added.

According to Nordwick, the award represents an important recognition from an industry leader in measuring, understanding and improving the employee and patient experience. 

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