By Wayne Allen
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) has been named as one of FORTUNE Magazines 100 best places to work in America. The hospital ranks No. 18 on the 2014 list — up 11 spots from 2013, when SOMC was ranked No. 29.
“To be included in the top 20 on a list like this is an incredible accomplishment,” said Randy Arnett, president and CEO of SOMC. “As a hospital, we’re known for the outstanding care that we provide for our patients, but we also care deeply about our employees. We work hard to be a good employer for our community, and this achievement is the culmination of those efforts.”
According SOMC, “FORTUNE cited SOMC’s support for employees aiming to improve their education as one of the reasons for the high ranking, noting: ‘This regional health care system pays 100 percent of tuition for employees seeking to advance their education and pursue a degree in the medical field.’
SOMC was the highest-ranking health care provider, highest ranked organization in Ohio, and one of only three companies located in Ohio, Kentucky or West Virginia.”
This year’s ranking marks the seventh year the institution has been on the on FORTUNE list.
“It is one of many honors that have been bestowed upon the hospital. SOMC has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for, an OSHA VPP Star organization, and re-designated as a Magnet facility, which is one of the country’s highest nursing honors,” SOMC said in a statement Thursday.
For a complete listing of the FORTUNE Magazines 100 best places to work in America, visit money.cnn.com. For more information about SOMC, visit somc.org or find them on Facebook.
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