Jacksonville Medical Center named No. 24 in ‘Best Places to work in Healthcare’
Jacksonville Medical Center has been ranked #24 in Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. It’s the second consecutive year the hospital has been named to the prestigious listing.

The hospital was recognized at an Awards Gala held during the “What’s Right in Health Care” conference earlier this month in Nashville. Jacksonville Medical is a part of the Capella Healthcare family of hospitals.

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.

“We are truly honored by this award, as we work hard to provide a happy and safe work environment for our employees and physicians,” said Jean Ann McMurrey, Chief Nursing Officer of Jacksonville Medical Center, who attended the banquet along with several other staff members.

“Our inclusion on this list, two years in a row, means we have engaged, satisfied employees, which leads to high quality care and happy patients.”

Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare, said: “Being named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 demonstrates that Jacksonville Medical Center has built a culture where employees are supported and engaged, which benefits not only patients and customers but the employer’s overall performance as well.

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 percent of the winning organizations. The complete ranking is being 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.

The list was compiled using information gathered from employers and employees of companies with at least 25 employees as part of a no-cost application process. For the application, employers completed a survey detailing their policies and practices, benefits, and employee demographics.

Meanwhile, employees were asked to evaluate their employer in eight areas, including: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction

Jacksonville Medical is a part of the Capella Healthcare family of hospitals. “This award is a great honor and a true reflection of the culture of empowerment and engagement that Jim Edmondson and his leadership team have worked so hard to establish,” said Dan Slipkovich, CEO of Capella Healthcare.

“I am so proud of our colleagues at Jacksonville Medical Center for being chosen, for a second year in a row, for Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of Best Places to Work.”
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