Wamego – A northeast Kansas hospital is catching the attention of a national publication.
Wamego City Hospital ranked as the number one Small Hospital in the nation in Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Health Care program. The hospital also ranked twenty-fourth among the top 100 list and fifth among healthcare groups with one to 99 employees.
The rankings were announced in Dallas on Oct. 18 at an awards gala attended by several Wamego City Hospital administrators and employees.
“We could not have been more proud to have been there to receive these honors on behalf of our employees,” Shannan Flach, CEO of Wamego City Hospital, said. “It is because of their dedication and hard work that we were even considered for the rankings.”
In a news release, the hospital said it completed a 27-page application, which asked for employee statistics, as well as bonus and incentive programs, community service initiatives the hospital sponsors and supports, and what the organization did to promote exercise and fitness. One of two open-ended essays asked employees to describe what makes the hospital a great place to work.
The application process also included a 72-question internal Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey.
In its ranking of twenty-fourth among the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, the hospital was measured against health care organizations from all over the country and from the smallest with 25 employees to the largest with over 12,000 employees. Wamego City Hospital has 75 employees.
“Being named one of the best places to work in healthcare in the nation was an incredible honor, but to be named the Best Small Hospital is a real indication that our employees are among the most passionate providers of excellent, high quality health care in the country,” Flach said.
Modern Healthcare is a highly recognized and respected magazine in the health care industry, with a circulation of over 70,000. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare program is sponsored by The Studer Group and the What’s Right in Health Care Conference and is intended to recognize outstanding employers in the health care industry on a national level.
“Our healthcare team enjoys coming to work every day and serving the community to the best of their ability, and for them to be recognized for that on a national level, means that we are continuing the high level of service to this community for which Wamego City Hospital has been known for nearly 100 years,” Flach said.