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PMC: 3rd in US, 1st in KYPMC: 3rd in US, 1st in KY
By: Medical Leader Staff-Press Release-Other
Published: 10/12/2012

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Medical Leader | WHITNEY HOGG
AMONG NATION’S ELITE: Pikeville Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins, hospital officials, board members and members of the Employer of Choice Team were on hand in Nashville on Oct. 9 to receive the award for Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
PIKEVILLE — Modern Healthcare, the industry’s most respected business publication, has announced the individual rankings of its annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. 

In late September the organization notified Pikeville Medical Center that for the fourth year in a row, PMC was on the top 100 list.

At a banquet in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, Pikeville Medical Center learned the hospital ranked number 3 nationally and  1st in Kentucky  in the large organization category, a jump forward from last year’s 5th  place national ranking.

The program was open to all healthcare companies in the United States with at least 25 employees.

Three-hundred and forty healthcare organizations chose to participate in this year’s competition.

“Modern Healthcare congratulates the 100 organizations named as the 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” said Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“These healthcare employers are models for others who are seeking to build a culture of support and engagement, resulting in optimum performance levels and multiple benefits for patients and customers.”

“Our outstanding employees have once again placed Pikeville Medical Center in the national spotlight,” said President and CEO Walter E. May. “The numerous awards and unbelievable growth we are experiencing continues to amaze me.  We believe we have the best staff in the world, and we thank them for the important work they do every day, and for embracing the Pikeville Medical Center mission.”

Pikeville Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins was in Nashville for the presentation, and says she was thrilled when PMC’s name was called. 

“Our employees go the extra mile every day,” said Deskins.

“Being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare further confirms their commitment to provide quality regional health care in a Christian environment.”

To determine the Best Places to Work in Healthcare, information was collected from organizations and employees. 

The employer survey detailed company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. 

Employees were asked in-depth questions that resulted in an analysis of eight core areas:  leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall satisfaction. 

Melissa Coleman, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Pikeville Medical Center and Chairman of the Hospital’s Employer of Choice Team, said, “Our employees are the reason Pikeville Medical Center continues to be recognized among the nation’s  elite health care providers. It is their compassionate dedication and teamwork that makes us stand out.”

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