IU HEALTH GOSHEN Hospital AMONG “100 BEST PLACES TO WORK”
An IU Health Release
GOSHEN, Ind.—Once again, Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital ranks among the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the country, according to Modern Healthcare, the nation’s leading healthcare weekly publication. The hospital was ranked 13th in the “large employer” category, and 69th overall. IU Health Goshen also earned this distinction in 2010.
IU Health Goshen Hospital has a history of high colleague satisfaction, in large part due to its culture of colleague engagement and a “no layoffs” policy over the past 18 years. IU Health Goshen has been named four times as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, was named to the list of “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, and earned the Apex Workplace of Distinction award from Morehead Associates, which recognizes the industry’s top employers.
“Of course, we already knew that this is a great place to work,” says Anne Fetter, director of human resources at IU Health Goshen Hospital. “However, it is gratifying to have a national publication recognize what can be achieved when you have the passion, dedication, and commitment represented by a great team of colleagues.”
Modern Healthcare collects information from both employer and employees. All health care companies, including providers, suppliers, and payers with at least 25 employees are eligible. Employers complete a survey detailing company policies, benefits, and demographics. Colleagues are asked an in-depth set of questions that result in an analysis in 8 core areas: leadership and planning; culture and communications; role satisfaction; working environment; relationship with supervisor; training and development; pay and benefits; and overall job satisfaction.
Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital is a not-for-profit provider of health care and is recognized nationally for its excellence in patient care and Colleague satisfaction. Committed to the local community, IU Health Goshen Hospital has provided approximately $165 million in charity care for Goshen’s neediest residents over the past decade, and has contributed more than $1.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Goshen through the Community Benefit Fund.
IU Health Goshen includes Goshen Hospital, Goshen Center for Cancer Care, Goshen Home Medical, IU Health Goshen Physicians, Team:Bariatrics, The Retreat Women’s Health Center, Goshen Heart and Vascular Center, Goshen Acid Reflux Center, Goshen Wound Center, and Indiana Lakes Managed Care Organization.
Among the best practices in place to create a positive work environment for its 1400 Colleagues, Goshen Health System has implemented a The Uncommon Leader program. Through the TUL program, Colleagues have the power to improve the processes they do each day. All Colleagues are empowered to submit ideas, including cost savings ideas that improve efficiency and patient care on a daily basis. In 2009 alone, Colleagues submitted $7.5 million in cost savings ideas. In over a decade, those savings are in the area of $30 million – aiding GHS in achieving 17 consecutive years without any layoffs.
In 2010, IU Health Goshen Hospital earned a spot on Modern Healthcare Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare and was previously named number one in the nation in Overall Job Satisfaction among all industries, according to HR Solutions International, Inc. Further, IU Health Goshen Hospital been named among the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce four times.