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Poudre Valley Health System named one of 2011's Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Poudre Valley Health System
For immediate release: Aug. 22, 2011

Gary Kimsey: 970.495.7427 | 970.689.2512

Modern Healthcare has named Poudre Valley Health System one of America’s 100 best places to work in health care for the fourth straight year.

The journal is the healthcare industry’s leading publication. PVHS has been on the Best Places to Work in Healthcare list each of the four years since the magazine created it.

PVHS is the only Colorado, Nebraska or Wyoming hospital or health system on the 2011 list, which was released Monday, Aug. 22, without specific rankings. Modern Healthcare will release rankings for the top 100 on Oct. 18 at an awards gala in Chicago.

PVHS strives to provide a world-class workplace for employees. The health system routinely surveys employees and responds to feedback in an effort to improve the PVHS culture and experience. It also provides a number of recognition and incentive programs to celebrate employee contributions.

"PVHS focuses on making this the best place our employees have ever worked by providing the environment for them to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients," said Patti Oakes, vice president, chief human resources officer at PVHS.

Employers complete a survey detailing:

  • Company policies/practices
  • Benefits
  • Demographics

Employees are asked an in-depth set of questions that result in an analysis in eight core areas:

  • Leadership and planning
  • Culture and communications
  • Role satisfaction
  • Working environment
  • Relationship with supervisor
  • Training and development
  • Pay and benefits
  • Overall satisfaction

The Best Places to Work program was open to all companies involved in health care, including hospitals, health systems, suppliers, payers, associations and others.

Modern Healthcare and Best Companies Group asked 400 PVHS employees an in-depth set of questions in eight core areas: the workplace’s culture and communications; working environment; role satisfaction, leadership and planning; relationships with supervisors; training and development; pay and benefits; and overall satisfaction.


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