May 27, 2014
CTMC has one of the most engaged workforces in the world
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Adventist Health System’s (AHS) employees, which includes the more than 700 employees at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) have been recognized for being one of the best-performing and most productive and engaged workforces in the world. This is the fourth year in a row that AHS, and all of the hospital campuses including CTMC, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award. ###
“We are so honored to be a part of this award. We recognize that highly engaged employees provide our patients with extraordinary care and improved clinical outcomes. We are proud to be part of the 70,000 Adventist Health System employees that shares a commitment to provide health and healing with skill and compassion every day,” said CTMC President/CEO Sam Huenergardt.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous workplace research. A panel of workplace experts assesses each applicant based on their 2013 employee engagement results and their application portfolio. Applicant’s results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. This year, AHS is one of 36 organizations chosen to receive the award.
This year’s award was presented at a summit at Gallup’s main campus in Omaha, Nebraska, May 13-15, 2014. During the summit, Great Workplace Award winners, including AHS, presented the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s nearly 70,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.
With 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.5 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.
Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Health Ministry of Christ.
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