Adventist Health System (AHS), which is comprised of 43 hospital campuses including Shawnee Mission Medical Center, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, recognizing the organization as having one of the best-performing workforces in the world. AHS was presented the award during the Gallup Summit May 10-12, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted. A panel of workplace experts evaluated the award-winning organizations. AHS is among the 29 winning companies because its employee engagement results demonstrate one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.
During the Gallup Summit, Great Workplace Award winners presented the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce.
“The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. “When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”
“We place a tremendous value on our employees; they are our most important asset,” said Donald L. Jernigan, President and CEO of Adventist Health System. “We will continue to focus on creating and maintaining an environment where employees are engaged, fulfilled and focused on our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. As a result, our patients and communities benefit from their dedication and commitment to excellence.”