SOMC Named to Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ List­

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Southern Ohio Medical Center has once again been recognized as one of the”100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune Magazine, placing 61st on the magazine’s prestigious list for 2017.

This is the 10th consecutive year that SOMC has been recognized by FORTUNE, adding to one of many honors that the hospital has received in the last decade.

“To be named continually on the FORTUNE list is an incredible accomplishment,” SOMC President and CEO Randy Arnett said. “As a hospital, we’re known for the outstanding care we provide to our patients—but we also care deeply about our employees. We work hard to be the best employer for our community and this achievement proves that.”

SOMC was selected among companies all across America vying for a spot on the list, now it its 20th year. SOMC was ranked the second highest organization in Ohio, the seventh-highest healthcare system overall, and one of only four companies located in Ohio, Kentucky, or West Virginia.

“Our culture at SOMC is built around mutual trust and employee engagement,” Vicki Noel, vice president of SOMC Human Resources and Organizational Development, said. “Our commitment to upholding these values, encouraging our employees to feel comfortable sharing their opinions, and creating a fun atmosphere establishes the foundation for our best-company work culture.”

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on anonymous feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies.

“We always put our employees and patients first and work to ensure that our staff members are actively involved in the decision-making process,” Noel said. “We have a dedicated staff who focus on what is best for our patients and for one another, and we treat each other like family. You just can’t match what we have anywhere else.”

In addition to being named on the FORTUNE list, SOMC has also proudly been recognized as one of the best healthcare facilities to work for by Modern Healthcare Magazine, as an OSHA VPP Star organization, and as an ANCC Magnet facility, which is one of the country’s highest nursing honors.

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