After posting its highest Gallup Employee Engagement scores in seven years, Adena Health System has won the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award. The Gallup Great Workplace Award is a global distinction, with just 25 organizations recognized each year.
“This is a huge honor for us,” said Adena’s Chief Learning Officer Gail Games. “This is the first time Adena has ever qualified for this award, and to subsequently win it when competing with hundreds of applicants is great for Adena, our employees and our patients.”
The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Only organizations meeting specific criteria may apply for the award. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses each application and selects the winners.
In its award notification letter, Gallup praised Adena’s leadership for its work in helping to create a more engaged culture among our employees and physicians. “All of the hard work you have done over the past few years to create an improved culture at Adena has paid off,” said Andrew Giger, a senior consultant with Gallup. “The diligence shown by your team is evident.”
“The efforts of our leaders and our physician leaders are behind this recognition,” said Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter. “Their dedication and commitment to make Adena a great place to work and practice is what has helped us to achieve this honor. The real beneficiaries are our patients who can be assured that they are being treated by truly engaged caregivers.”
In its most recent Gallup Employee Engagement Survey, every Adena site saw improved employee engagement scores. Physician engagement was also up, with Adena’s number of “actively engaged” physicians rising by an impressive 10 percent in 2013, and the number of “actively disengaged” doctors dropping by 16 percent.
Adena leaders will be presented with the Gallup Great Workplace Award during a ceremony at the organization’s Spring Summit, being held in Omaha, Nebraska on May 13-15.