SARASOTA (March 1, 2017) – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is one of the best places to work in healthcare, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
Today, the local health system was included in Becker's annual list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” and it’s not the first time.
SMH also made Becker’s list in 2016 – an annual tribute to U.S. hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that demonstrate the greatest commitment to
fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.
“I can tell you without hesitation that this is because we have a phenomenal team of people who believe in and support our public mission,” said Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder. “From our unpaid publicly elected Hospital Board to our front-line staff, physicians, volunteers and leaders, there’s a strong sense of community and responsibility that drives everything we do.”
Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is among the top two employers in Sarasota County, with more than 5,000 employees, 900 physicians and 900,000 inpatient and outpatient visits a year. Its flagship 819-bed acute-care hospital has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of care – including a trauma center, urgent care clinics, physician groups, diagnostic laboratory and imaging centers, rehabilitation centers, a behavioral health hospital and a skilled nursing & rehabilitation facility.
Among other notable achievements in 2016-2017, Sarasota Memorial Hospital:
- Was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Heart Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.
- Was ranked “Best Hospital” in the Suncoast area (#1 in Sarasota-Venice-North Port-Bradenton ) and in South Florida, by U.S. News & World Report. SMH ranked among the top 10 percent nationally in the specialty Gastroenterology and GI Surgery and was one of just 67 hospitals to sweep the national charts with “top performer” ratings in all nine common procedures and conditions that U.S. News evaluated.
- Earned the highest 5-Star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the January 2017 update, SMH remained the only hospital in Florida to receive the federal government’s top rating for overall quality and safety. Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Home Care Services have also consistently earned 5-Star ratings from CMS.
- Received an “A” grade for patient safety, earning a spot among America’s safest hospitals in The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety report card.
- Received HealthGrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
Becker’s Hospital Review accepts nominations for its annual list and follows an editorial review process to identify organizations that have gone above and beyond to make their hospitals, health systems and companies great places to work.
“The organizations [in the 2017 list] encourage professional development among their employees and promote tomorrow’s leaders,” Becker’s noted in today’s announcement, adding that many of the organizations have implemented employee recognition programs, mentorship and offer competitive benefits. The organizations were also recognized for promoting work-life balance, coordinating employee and family outings, as well as providing community support and volunteer opportunities.
The full list can be read here.
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About Sarasota Memorial
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 900,000 patient visits a year. Sarasota Memorial’s flagship 819-bed acute-care hospital has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services – from urgent care clinics and physician groups, laboratory and diagnostic imaging centers, to a behavioral health hospital and skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.