For the fourth year in a row, Allegan General Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare is Modern Healthcare’s award program, which recognizes 100 healthcare workplaces across the country that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.
“Being named for the fourth year in a row as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare is a clear indication that being a great place to work is a permanent part of the culture of Allegan General Hospital,” said Gerald Barbini, President and CEO of Allegan General Hospital. “We work very hard on making sure our employees feel valued and supported. While we are pleased with this recognition we are never satisfied. Our culture of excellence leads us to continuously improve and strive to be the best possible place for employees to work, for physicians to practice, and for patients to receive their healthcare.”
Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare award is based on a judging system that is weighted 25% on an organization’s nomination and 75% on its employee engagement survey results – making the award significantly representative of staff opinion. Employees are asked in-depth questions focusing on leadership and planning, culture and communication, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, role satisfaction, pay and benefit, company policy and procedures, and overall satisfaction.
“We are very fortunate to have a team of extremely competent, engaged, dedicated, and compassionate employees who are committed to their patients and the community,” said Barbini. “There is very clear and documented evidence that hospitals with engaged employees provide higher quality, safer care, better outcomes and superior service to their patients. A hospital that is one of the best places to work is also one of the best places to receive healthcare.”
Modern Healthcare magazine is an industry leading source of healthcare business and policy news for healthcare professionals. This is the sixth year of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare award.
Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare to the community it serves. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including wound care, surgery, sleep disorder center, emergency, physical rehabilitation and mental health. For more information on the hospital, visit www.allegangeneral.org.