SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), has been named a 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. This marks the seventh consecutive year that AHS and its facilities have received the award, which recognizes organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures.
“We are proud to be part of an organization that values and engages its employees. At CTMC we are thankful to have such highly engaged, enthusiastic and compassionate employees, as we know that these factors contribute to an enhanced experience and improved care delivery for the patients we serve,” said Anthony Stahl, president/CEO for CTMC.
According to Gallup, organizations with highly engaged workforces can grow at a rate that is 4.3 times greater than their competitors. Gallup’s research links employee engagement to various performance outcomes, finding that companies in the top quartile have higher productivity, fewer safety and quality incidents, lower absenteeism and lower turnover.
Pam Foster, BSN, RN, who has worked at CTMC for more than 12 years, believes the focus on engaging employees has been pivotal to fostering a positive culture and work environment.
“In my many years with CTMC, there has always been a spirit of teamwork and family,” Foster said. “The unity created through our mission provides us the opportunity to support each other in our work in the hospital and the community every day. The Christian mission and employee-centered culture brought me here and keeps me here.”
To be considered for the award, organizations must administer an employee engagement survey to at least 50 respondents representing a census of the organization, receive a high, qualifying response rate and earn a qualifying score on Gallup's Q12 employee engagement survey. A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by a comprehensive workplace study.
“The world’s top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces,” said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. “Gallup’s Great Workplace Award winners understand the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization and using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes.”
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, 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. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at ctmc.org.
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 80,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,200 licensed beds, providing care for 5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.