A decade ago, Modern Healthcare set out to recognize outstanding employers across the industry. Now in its 10th year, Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare has become the hallmark for organizations striving to be just that.
It's gratifying to see how the program has grown. Building a healthcare organization where people are eager to work and tough to lure away is no easy task. In good times, you can always expand a training budget and bump up salaries.
And if keeping the workforce happy and productive means adding a few perks, you can do it. But, in challenging times, everything changes.
Healthcare executives are forced to make tough decisions for tough times. And nurturing a productive workforce isn't easy. Employee engagement must develop into a platform for how the organization delivers positive clinical and business outcomes.
Our award winners can be proud of the role they play in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. These five-star organizations not only see higher employee retention, but also increased patient engagement and satisfaction and healthier bottom lines.
One organization deserves a special shoutout: Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., has been a Best Places to Work in Healthcare honoree for 10 years running, the only organization to achieve that feat.
Many employers launch workplace initiatives, but few can sustain business and clinical performance and innovation for a decade. Woman's Hospital and its CEO, Teri Fontenot, deserve our appreciation and respect for their many successes.
Modern Healthcare and its Best Places to Work in Healthcare award winners have accomplished much in the first 10 years, empowering the people who work for them to realize their full potential. What matters most now is what we're able to do next—for the workforce and the healthcare industry.
Through the power of people, we can move the needle on healthcare's toughest challenges—from value-based care and population health, to cost management and tech-driven transformation.
Many thanks to Studer Group for believing in our vision. We greatly appreciate the firm's unwavering commitment and support as the exclusive sponsor of this important recognition program since its inception 10 years ago.
Thank you for making your healthcare organizations great places for employees and patients. And thank you for helping make the Best Places to Work in Healthcare an exemplary awards program now and for decades to come.