In March, more than 8,000 employees — the most to date — completed the annual UF Health Shands Employee Engagement Survey.
Our overall engagement score was 4.26 (on a scale of 1 to 5), putting us in the 86th percentile among academic health centers and continuing a trend of rising scores.
“The improvement in the employee engagement score represents six consecutive years of increases,” said Greg Hollingshead, UF Health Shands Human Resource Development director. “Our 86th percentile ranking is a tribute to the hard work of our leadership and staff striving for excellence.”
Additionally, our participation rate rose to 84 percent, an alltime high for the organization. The national participation rate for organizations using our survey administrator, Press Ganey Associates, is 74 percent.
“An engaged and connected culture creates an environment where organizations are best positioned to care for all who walk through its doors,” said David Shinsel, Press Ganey senior engagement adviser. “The sense of pride and care displayed by UF Health team members is visible and energizing. It’s exciting to see an organization strive together to continuously improve year after year.”
Survey participants are UF Health Shands employees and UF staff in UF Health’s core services departments. Managers will continue to discuss results and feedback with staff and set goals to keep improving the work culture. Thank you for taking the survey to make UF Health Shands an even better place to build your career.