SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award as well as the 2017 Workplace Transformation Award.
HSHS is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the Workplace of the Year Award.  The annual award recognizes the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems that are committed to building highly engaged workforces.  HSHS was also one of five recipients of the Workplace Transformation Award, which recognizes the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems that exhibited the largest increase of engaged employees over the previous year.  
“These awards truly reflect all the hard work our leaders have put in to build a highly engaged organization,” said David Beach, Chief People Officer, Hospital Sisters Health System.  “We are honored to receive these awards and we congratulate our colleagues for continuing to be highly motivated, productive, and committed to the success of our ministries.”
“Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage,” said Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company.  “With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff.  Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”
Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization.  These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed.  The award recognizes HSHS’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.  
“We believe having engaged colleagues reinforces their commitment to our Mission, which only enhances the patient experience,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO, HSHS.  “These awards affirm that our colleagues are dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality care to all of our patients at every area and level of our organization.  We are extraordinarily proud that our colleagues have been recognized with these two awards, and that they are committed to demonstrating our Mission each and every day.”
Photo caption: Pictured left to right, Wendi Prange, Director of Human Resources, HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL, Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company, and Patty Allen, Vice President of Finance for St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL and HSHS Central Illinois Division Controller.

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