Modern Healthcare Magazine announced that SSM Health Care has been named one of its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2010.
In Oklahoma, St. Anthony Hospital
, Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony and Saints Medical Group, as members of SSM Health Care, were included in the recognition, officials said.
The Modern Healthcare awards program recognizes workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.
The results were based on a detailed benefits and policies questionnaire completed by SSM as well as an online survey of 400 randomly selected SSM employees, including those from the facilities in Oklahoma.
Topics in the employee survey included questions about SSM’s leadership and planning, work environment, and overall satisfaction with the organization. This is the first time SSM has appeared on the Modern Healthcare “best places to work” list.
Rankings were also published in an October edition of the group’s magazine.
Modern Healthcare entered into a partnership with the Best Companies Group, a firm that conducts regional “best places to work” programs across the country. Organizations and companies from all segments of the healthcare industry with a minimum of 25 full-time employees were eligible.
SSM Health Care is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system with 5,400 physicians and 22,000 employees in four states. SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. It is located in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Illinois and Missouri.
Through these relationships and at its various sites, SSM serves more than 2 million people annually.