Bon Secours wins 7th consecutive award


MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. – Bon Secours Health System, parent corporation of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) in Russell, Ky., has received the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award, which honors organizations dedicated to optimizing employee engagement and embracing it as a fundamental foundation of their business. It is Bon Secours’ seventh consecutive year to receive the prestigious award.

“Ministry leadership formation, workforce planning, talent management and education are strategic priorities at Bon Secours that help us grow and sustain our culture of engagement,” says Gloria Goins, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Bon Secours Health System. “We are honored Gallup has recognized Bon Secours for the seventh consecutive year for our efforts to create a highly engaged, diverse and inclusive workplace.”

Bon Secours was among 39 organizations from around the globe to receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award. To be eligible, organizations must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria, which include administering Gallup’s employee engagement survey, demonstrating how their engagement approach improves performance outcomes and demonstrating success in Gallup’s nine performance outcomes: customer ratings, profitability, productivity, turnover, safety incidents, shrinkage, absenteeism, patient safety and quality outcomes.

Bon Secours equips its managers to drive engagement-focused business outcomes by providing support through ministry, education, best-practice sharing, talent management, salary and benefits — and also empowering managers to lead, act and think out of the box. Additionally, cohorts, learning communities, and virtual discussion communities are among the modalities used to engage clinical learners with one another, share best practices and inspire solutions for common issues.

According to Gallup, only 15 percent of employees are engaged worldwide. The engagement level among Gallup Great Workplace Award winners is 70 percent. On average, Gallup Great Workplace Award Winners have 14 engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee — nearly seven times the rate in the U.S. and more than 15 times the global average.

“Bon Secours continues to implement innovative learning and development programs in order to develop mission-focused, highly proficient and engaged leaders who drive business success,” Goins says. “Our employees feel good about their jobs when they can provide excellent care for their patients and residents in alignment with the Mission and Ministry of our organization.”