SOMC Named Among Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work”

Southern Ohio Medical Center has once again been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

SOMC ranked 34th overall and 10th among providers/insurers nationwide, marking their seventh consecutive year on the list.

“We are continually honored to be recognized as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for by Modern Healthcare,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “Being named to this list is a tremendous accomplishment and says a lot about the quality of care you can receive at SOMC, as well as the quality of our employees.”

Each year, Modern Healthcare recognizes employers for creating workplaces that enable staff members to perform at their optimum level while providing the best possible patient care, products, and services.

To achieve the designation, companies are required to complete a culture audit questionnaire. Employees are then surveyed to evaluate their organization in several areas including policies, practices, benefits, leadership and planning, training and development, and overall satisfaction.

“This award is really a testament to the excellence of our employees,” Arnett said. “Our staff members love what they do, and sustaining a great work environment simply allows them to continue providing exceptional care to our patients and their families. I cannot say enough about their dedication and passion.”

“SOMC is a great place to work and people want to be a part of that,” Ken Applegate, director of SOMC Human Resources, added. “This distinction, as well as our Magnet recognition, VPP Star status, and FORTUNE Best Places to Work award, proves that there is something special happening at SOMC. These accolades bring a great sense of pride and we are honored to be featured among the most impressive healthcare providers in the country.”

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