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Manchester Memorial Hospital Recognized for Employee Engagement

Adventist Health System, which includes Manchester named a Gallup Great Workplace Award winner for the seventh year in a row.

Manchester, KY: Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), has been named a 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. This marks the seventh consecutive year that AHS and its facilities have received the award, which recognizes organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures.

We are proud to be part of an organization that values and engages its employees. At MMH, we are thankful to have such highly engaged, enthusiastic and compassionate employees, as we know that these factors contribute to an enhanced experience and improved care delivery for the patients we serve, said Erika Skula president/CEO for the hospital.

According to Gallup, organizations with highly engaged workforces can grow at a rate that is 4.3 times greater than their competitors. Gallups research links employee engagement to various performance outcomes, finding that companies in the top quartile have higher productivity, fewer safety and quality incidents, lower absenteeism and lower turnover.

To be considered for the award, organizations must administer an employee engagement survey to at least 50 respondents representing a census of the organization, receive a high, qualifying response rate and earn a qualifying score on Gallup's Q12 employee engagement survey. A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by a comprehensive workplace study.

The worlds top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces, said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallups chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. Gallups Great Workplace Award winners understand the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization and using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes.