Our leaders strive to learn what matters most to our staff and provide us with a supportive and rewarding workplace. Efforts include the Employee Engagement Survey and initiatives such as Customer Service is the Key and the Wellness program. We also have annual celebrations for National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week and many other recognition events throughout the year.
These efforts have earned us national recognition: UF Health Shands Hospital has been named among the “Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare in its national listing released in April. The list features hospitals and health care companies that promote diversity, employee engagement and professional growth throughout the workforce.
“Our inspiring employees devote their careers to providing the best possible care and service for our patients and their loved ones,” said Ed Jimenez, CEO for UF Health Shands. “As an employer of choice, our commitment is to provide not only an exciting place for a health career but also a great workplace experience in which staff are recognized for their contributions and supported every day.”
Becker’s Healthcare notes, “The organizations featured on this list offer benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful careers above and beyond the average health care provider or company; they encourage professional development and promote leadership from within. Many members of the list offer unique wellness and personal benefits to ensure employees strike a positive work/life balance as well as employee recognition programs to highlight their accomplishments.”
Becker’s Healthcare develops the annual list based on nominations and editorial research. Organizations that make the cut offer competitive employee benefits, career growth and professional development opportunities and unique wellness and personal programs to promote a positive work-life balance and provide staff recognition — all “beyond the average health care provider or company.” Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.
The publications produced by Chicago-based Becker’s Healthcare include Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly report geared toward high-level leaders of hospitals and health systems, as well as other trade publications and reports.
“We are honored to be included with so many other outstanding organizations,” said Janet Christie, UF Health Shands Human Resources senior vice president. “The academic health center environment offers a wealth of professional opportunities and an exciting place for people to build long-term careers. With competitive employee benefits, including wellness and recognition programs, we strive for everyone in the UF Health family to feel valued and appreciated.”