From Parker County Daily Post, August 2, 2015 10:27am CDT
PARKER COUNTY — Fortune has ranked Texas Health Resources the No. 1 health care company to work for in the United States. The rankings, developed by Fortune and Great Place to Work®, are based on feedback from thousands of employees from health care companies across the country.
Only one other health system in Texas made the list, and Texas Health is the only hospital-based health system in the North Texas region to be ranked.
“In 2006, we embarked on our 10-year journey to become nationally recognized as an excellent and innovative health care system, an organization that can provide a high quality, safe experience for patients, staff and physicians,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, chief executive officer of Texas Health. “This kind of recognition highlights our ongoing commitment to building employee engagement, and it is rewarding to see that the members of the Texas Health family understand that they are appreciated and valued.”
The Top 20 health care companies recognized by Fortune were selected based on the evaluations of more than 30,000 health care workers who were anonymously surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. The questionnaire looked at how often employees experience behaviors that are indicative of a great workplace. The employee survey results were compiled into a total score for their companies, with the top 20 companies being named to the Best Workplaces in Health Care list.
Texas Health scored 97 percent or better in all six major categories of the survey. According to the Fortune analysis of the survey results: “This faith-based health care organization actually practices what it preaches. Employees praise its cohesive culture in tune with Texas Health Resources’ values of caring, mutual support and optimism, as well as the quality of its leadership and advancement opportunities. Offering a relaxed dialogue in town hall meetings and other settings, the company keeps employees in the loop; and they, in turn, report feeling heard, respected and appreciated.”
“This recognition is special because it comes from our employees,” said Michelle Kirby, Texas Health senior vice president and chief people officer. “At Texas Health we have the privilege to truly make a difference in the lives of the people in the communities we serve. It is because we care for each other that we are able to care for our patients and their families in body, mind and spirit.”
Earning the top ranking for health care workplaces follows Texas Health being named a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2015 in March. In June, the health system was designated one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.
“These honors also have an impact in the communities we are privileged to serve: if people know that we take care of our employees, it gives them added confidence that we will, in turn, take care of them, providing them with safe, quality, compassionate care,” Berdan said.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELLegin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit http://www.TexasHealth.org.