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Saint Francis Earns “Best Place to Work” Title for Sixth Time

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Saint Francis Medical Center has been named one of the 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for the sixth consecutive year – an honor no other employer in Missouri has achieved.

The prestigious program is open to companies across the healthcare industry – hospitals, service companies, suppliers, payors and others – with at least 25 employees. Saint Francis was the only hospital in the state named to the list for 2012 or 2013, and is one of just three hospitals in the nation to appear on the list every year since 2008.

Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare designation recognizes innovative healthcare workplaces that engage and inspire employees. To earn membership in this elite group, Saint Francis’ policies, practices, benefits and demographics were thoroughly reviewed. In addition, a randomly selected group of 350 employees were asked in-depth questions about eight core areas: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction.

“Saint Francis’ inclusion on the list for the sixth consecutive year is truly an honor – as well as a testament to our commitment to living out our philosophy and values every day,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Visit the Medical Center and you will see dedicated employees taking pride in the work they do on every floor, in every hallway and department, and in every office and common area. Satisfied, empowered employees create the foundation for excellent patient care, and they are the power behind the superior health services Saint Francis provides.”

Modern Healthcare will reveal the ranked order of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by company size live October 24 at a special awards gala in Atlanta, Ga. It will post the results on www.modernhealthcare.com and publish them in a supplement to Modern Healthcare magazine October 28.