Texas Health Facilities Named among Best Places to Work
10/12/2012

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources hospitals in Plano, Southlake, Flower Mound, Rockwall and Arlington have been named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare magazine. Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery Plano was ranked No. 3 in the country and took top honors as the highest-ranked employer in Texas.

"We are honored to receive this recognition," said Larry Robertson, president of Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery Plano. "Our employees truly love what they do and we are fortunate to have built a culture of support and engagement, resulting in superior patient care and high satisfaction scores."

The Plano surgical hospital has been recognized by the magazine for the third year in a row.

The other four Texas Health hospitals named Best Places to Work, all joint ventures with physicians, are:

  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, No. 14 (fifth year in a row on the list)
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, No. 17
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, No. 27 (second year on the list)
  • USMD Hospital Arlington, No. 92

The magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services.

"The recognition of Texas Health’s joint venture hospitals shows the dedication of management and physicians at each facility to creating an environment not only where patients want to seek treatment, but where employees are happy to come to work each day," said Krystal Mims, senior vice president for care continuum and collaboration with Texas Health Resources. "We are proud that Modern Healthcare validated the efforts at these facilities to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve."

The hospitals recognized go the extra mile in not only recognizing employees in formal ways, such as recognition programs, but also creating a fun atmosphere to work. For example, one hospital president has dressed up like a turkey and surprised employees with turkey coupons at Thanksgiving.

"Being named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 demonstrates that the Texas Health hospitals have built a culture where employees are supported and engaged, which benefits not only patients and customers but the employer’s financial performance as well," says Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare. "These healthcare employers are models for others who are seeking to build a successful culture, resulting in optimum performance levels and benefits for their organization."

For more information, visit TexasHealth.org and click on “Locations.”

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.

About the Award Program
Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a PA-based firm that administers "best places to work" programs nationwide. Modern Healthcare conducted this program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry. The program collected information from both the employers and employees and was open to all healthcare companies in the United States with at least 25 employees.

About Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is the industry’s most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It’s for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a "must-read publication" by the who’s who in healthcare. To subscribe, please call Modern Healthcare at 888-446-1422 or email us at customerservice@modernhealthcare.com. Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.