PMC: Best Places to Work in KY winner

PIKEVILLE - Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2013. 

This is the sixth year PMC has been honored with this esteemed award. 

PMC will be recognized at the ninth annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards dinner on Tuesday, April 16 at the Lexington Convention Center.  Final rankings will be announced at the event.

The awards program was created in 2005 and is a project of the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management (KYSHRM), the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, SHRM Council and Best Companies Group. 

“Our employees work as a team, striving for nothing but the best,” said Juanita Deskins, Chief Operating Officer.

“This award further confirms their commitment to provide quality regional health care in a Christian environment.”

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Kentucky.

Seventy-two winners across the state have been selected in two different categories: small/medium employer (25-249 U.S. employees) and large-sized (250 or more U.S. employees).  With more than 2,300 employees, PMC is among 39 other Kentucky companies in the large-sized employer category. 

The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. 

The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative is based on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” list.

To be considered, companies must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

•Have at least 25 full-time/part-time employees working in Kentucky

•Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

•Be a publicly or privately held business

•Have a facility in the state of Kentucky; and

•Be in business a minimum of 1 year

Melissa Coleman, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at PMC and Chairman of the Hospital’s Employer of Choice Team, said, “Pikeville Medical Center’s employees are the reason we continue to be recognized among Kentucky’s best places to work.  Through their compassionate dedication and teamwork, PMC stands out among the competitors and is able to receive this esteemed distinction.”