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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:54 am

Verbatim: Parkview Health named Workplace of the Year

The following was released on Wed., April 12, 2017 by Parkview Health: 

FORT WAYNE, IND. (April 12, 2017) - For the third year in a row, Parkview Health has been named The Advisory Board Company's Workplace of the Year. Parkview is one of a select for health systems nationwide to receive the award that is a recognition of having outstanding levels of employee engagement.

"As a mission driven organization, we work to demonstrate world-class teamwork, which in turn allows us to provide excellent care to every person, every day," said Dena Jacquay, chief human resources officer, Parkview Health. "High employee engagement is very important if we wish to demonstrate excellence, innovation and provide value while delivering high-quality care and services to our patients and throughout the community. This award is a testament of our efforts to create a positive work environment for all."

Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, 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. According to The Advisory Board, the award recognizes Parkview's commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.

"Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage," said Steven Berkow, executive director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company. "With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement."