SOMC Named 12th on Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” List


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

Winners were ranked on one of two lists for either healthcare provider/insurer or healthcare supplier. SOMC ranked 12th overall and 6th among providers/insurers nationwide. This is the sixth consecutive year that SOMC has been featured on the list.

“We are 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 both the quality of people and care you can expect to find at SOMC.”

The Best Places to Work in Healthcare award recognizes employers for creating workplaces that enable employees to perform at their optimum level while providing the best possible patient care and services.

“It’s all about our employees,” Arnett said. “Our employees love what they do, and sustaining a great place to work allows them to continue providing exceptional care to our patients and their families.”

To achieve this designation, SOMC completed a culture audit questionnaire. The Best Places Group then surveyed SOMC employees regarding policies, practices, benefits, leadership and planning, training and development, and overall satisfaction.

Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare at an awards gala in Nashville on Oct. 14.

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

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