Wamego City Hospital: Best Place to Work second consectutive year
Out of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Wamego City Hospital was named #11 out of a total of 327 healthcare organizations and companies who participated in the program. In the Small Companies category with 25-99 employees, Wamego City Hospital ranked #4.
According to Modern Healthcare, the program sponsor, only 38% of applicants make the Top 100 list for two consecutive years. “The competition was solid, which makes this recognition even more meaningful for our team,” says Shannan Flach, CEO of Wamego City Hospital who attended the live announcement of rankings. “Being recognized for two consecutive years as one of the best in the nation demonstrates a real consistency in executing our cultural values. We were already honored to make the top 100; but, then to climb to #11 from #24, last year’s rank, makes this award even more special for our team.”
Modern Healthcare revealed the rankings in an awards program held on Tuesday, October 18 in Chicago, IL. In addition to Ms. Flach, several other team members were in attendance to receive the award. Teri Nester an LPN at Wamego City Hospital for five years, was one of the employees chosen to attend the conference. Teri stated, “the best part of the whole experience was the camaraderie I felt with my co-workers as we waited to hear our name called. It was just wonderful.”
About the Award Program:
Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a PA-based firm that administers “best places to work” programs nationwide. Modern Healthcare conducted this program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry.
The program collected information from both the employer and employees and was open to all companies (providers, suppliers, payers, associations, etc.) with at least 25 employees. Employers completed a survey detailing company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Employees were asked in-depth questions that resulted in an analysis in 8 core areas: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall satisfaction.