Southern Ohio Medical Center monitors more than 185 indicators to track its performance on five strategic values—quality, safety, financial sustainability, patients' perception of care and employee relationships—and it appears headed in the right direction. In fiscal 2014, the hospital posted perfect scores on 88% of those indicators.
“You can't deliver those results unless you have a workforce of people who help each other,” said Vicki Noel, SOMC's vice president of human resources.
Located in Portsmouth, Ohio, SOMC is No. 2 on the ranking of large providers/insurers in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014, those with more than 1,000 employees. The hospital is No. 13 in the provider/insurer category and No. 33 on the overall ranking. It's the fifth time the hospital has earned a place on the list.