LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 11, 2018) – Norton Healthcare has been named a Workplace of the Year by Advisory Board. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide for their outstanding level of employee engagement.
“It is an honor to be recognized for having an engaged staff that is passionate about caring for our community,” said Russell F. Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare. “Our goal is to be the friendliest, most compassionate, safest and easiest to use health care organization in the region.”
Engaged employees, as defined by Advisory Board, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend extra effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes Norton Healthcare’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees. Norton Healthcare partnered with the Advisory Board last year to conduct a system-wide safety and engagement survey.
“In today’s changing and often uncertain health care industry, engaging the workforce is arguably more important than ever before,” said Sarah Rothenberger, managing director, Advisory Board Survey Solutions. “Engaged staff don’t just enjoy their jobs and their workplace — they’re willing to go above and beyond to help their organization succeed. Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention and a stronger culture of safety. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”
Norton Healthcare is one of 20 out of 100 participating organizations to receive the award.