SOMC named among best places to work

Chris Dunham, PDT Sports Writer

October 12, 2012

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

SOMC again made the list as one of the best places to work according to the 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

On the 2012 list SOMC ranked 10th of 100 employers nationally. In 2011 they ranked 32nd and in 2010 SOMC was ranked sixth.

To get on the list, Modern Healthcare Magazine gathers information from both the employer and employees. Employees are asked to provide feedback when it comes to working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, overall satisfaction and other categories.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for in America by Modern Healthcare,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “To finish 10th overall, and first among large employers, is a tremendous accomplishment and says a lot about both the quality of people and the quality of care you can expect to find at SOMC.”

“Being named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 demonstrates that SOMC 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, ” said Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare. “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.”

Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order of 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 at a banquet in Nashville on Oct. 9. The complete ranking will be 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.

According to the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, SOMC is the top employer in Scioto County with 2,163 employees.

SOMC also has Magnet designation and VPP Star status. SOMC has also won the FORTUNE Best Places to Work award and the Best Employer in Ohio award.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.