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St. Elizabeth’s Receives Employee Engagement Award from The Advisory Board Company
Local institution honored as a national leader in driving organizational commitment
[BELLEVILLE, IL] Sept. 26, 2013 – St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2013 Exceptional Improvement in Engagement Award. The annual award recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding improvements in levels of employee engagement. Winners must also sustain low levels of disengagement.
“The current uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform is forcing innumerable changes upon organizations, the majority of which directly affect an already overwhelmed workforce,” said Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Research and Insights at The Advisory Board Company. “Employee engagement plays a key role in how effectively each institution navigates this challenge. Our award winners have attained a remarkable achievement as the most successful hospitals in improving engagement in the face of change while maintaining fewer than 6% disengaged employees.”
Engaged employees, as defined by the Advisory Board, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes St. Elizabeth’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.
“Having our colleagues engaged in our mission to provide outstanding care greatly enhances the patient experience. We’re honored to receive this award and are proud to be recognized for having colleagues who go above and beyond in their daily work to help others in a time of need,” said Maryann Reese, President and CEO, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
St. Elizabeth’s and its parent organization, Hospital Sisters Health System, is one of five organizations nationwide to receive the award.