Sayre, Pa. – Three entities of the Guthrie system have been recognized with the 2012 Morehead Apex Workplace of Distinction award from Morehead Associates of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Guthrie Healthcare System, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital and Guthrie Enterprise, which is the durable medical equipment provider Med Supply Depot, were honored for outstanding achievement for their employee opinion survey results. These entities, when joined with other hospitals and clinics, comprise the Guthrie system.
The Morehead Apex Workplace of Distinction is awarded annually to clients who have reached and sustained the 90th percentile on their employee surveys, in areas that measure Employee Commitment. These successful health care organizations are recognized for their knowledge that one of the most valuable resources for providing safe, superior care is the commitment and engagement of their employees and providers.
Frank Pinkosky, Guthrie Executive Vice-President & Chief Human Resource Officer said the awards are important for what they indicate about employee involvement. “There is a strong connection between a healthy work environment and improved business results and, in our case, higher patient satisfaction. Guthrie is currently in a period of unprecedented growth and having our employees engaged in a continuous dialogue around improving our work environment is a critical part of our success.”
The Guthrie Employee Opinion Survey is administered annually and offers an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on issues related to the organization, their manager, and their coworker relationships. Guthrie has implemented improvements at every level of the organization as a result of the information learned from the survey process.
Morehead is a market leader in providing surveys, research and consulting services to the healthcare industry for the purpose of creating an engaged workforce. Morehead has more than 30 years experience and offers products and expertise built on robust data and norms from their substantial client base of hospitals and healthcare systems.
Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.