UMH Receives Esteemed Honor of Best Places to Work for 4th Year in a Row

Sep 22, 2021 /


Uvalde Memorial Hospital (UMH) has been ranked No. 24 in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work award program. Modern Healthcare (MH) published a special supplement featuring the ranked list of all winners in the September 20 issue of MH magazine.

"We are thrilled to be, once again, recognized by Modern Healthcare for this esteemed honor, which we believe is a direct result of our hard work this past year. In a year full of challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Uvalde Memorial Hospital employees have stepped up to support our patients, community and each other in many impactful ways. I could not be prouder of how we've met those challenges," said Thomas Nordwick, chief executive officer for UMH.

"Our hospital’s success can be directly attributed to our employees, and this recognition is a true reflection of our dedication to compassionate, high-quality patient care and creating an exceptional workplace culture," Nordwick added.

Modern Healthcare partnered with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. While this program has evolved over the years, its mission remains the same: recognizing workplaces that empower employees to provide patients and customers the best possible care, products and services.

As the healthcare industry sits squarely on the frontlines of this pandemic, the mission of the Best Places to Work program has only become more important. Healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital.

“The healthcare workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half, oftentimes pitting employees against employers. So how best to keep harmony in a workplace that is inherently stressful? This year’s winners have an easy tip to incorporate: show respect. In high-performing and successful teams, regard for employees’ well-being, acknowledgment of their contributions, and deference to their experience and dedication all helped maintain professionalism and productivity,” said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare. “We congratulate all of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for emphasizing that compassion and respect are essential to an engaged and productive workforce."

Uvalde Memorial Hospital was honored at the 2021 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 16. This is the fourth year UMH has made the list. The hospital took honors of #21 in 2018, #24 in 2019, and #11 in 2020.

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