Florida Hospital Recognized For Excellence in Employee Engagement

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VOLUSIA and FLAGLER COUNTIES, Fla., May 6, 2016 For the sixth consecutive year, Adventist Health System, which includes the six Florida Hospitals in the Volusia and Flagler counties, has received the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award.

This award recognizes organizations for their extraordinary ability to promote engaged workplace cultures that drive positive results.

Each year, a panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against select criteria in a comprehensive workplace study. Gallup's rigorous scientific research links employee engagement to nine performance outcomes such as customer ratings, productivity and quality.

Studies show that when employees are engaged, they are passionate, creative and entrepreneurial, and their enthusiasm fuels growth. These employees are emotionally connected to their company's mission and purpose.

We are honored to receive this recognition and share it with the more than 78,000 employees that make up Adventist Health System, said Rob Fulbright, Florida Hospital East Florida Region CEO. A highly engaged workforce allows us to create meaningful patient experiences and consistently provide high quality skilled and compassionate care.

Winners of this years award comprise a prestigious group of organizations that average a ratio of engaged employees more than seven times what Gallup found in nationally representative U.S. polling and more than 21 times what Gallup found in workforces globally.

The worlds top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces, said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. Gallups Great Workplace Award winners understand and acknowledge the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization.

According to Gallup, all of this years award recipients have shown measurable impact as a result of having a more engaged workforce. They have achieved this by integrating engagement into four areas identified as vital to cultivating a workplace culture of engagement:

  • strategy and leadership
  • accountability and performance
  • communication and knowledge management
  • development and ongoing learning

Gallup will honor winners of this years award during its Spring Summit in Omaha, Neb., on May 10-12.

About Florida Hospital East Florida Region

A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospitals mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. The Florida Hospital East Florida Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach. In April 2016, the sixth facility was added to the Florida Hospital East Florida Region family: Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) in New Smyrna Beach.

About Adventist Health System

Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's more than 78,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 46 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.7 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.

Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

About Gallup

Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world. Gallup works with leaders and organizations to achieve breakthroughs in customer engagement, employee engagement, organizational culture and identity, leadership development, talent-based assessments, entrepreneurship and well-being.

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