Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center Receives Best Places to Work Award
Modern Healthcare Magazine Announces their 2009 Picks
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., September 15, 2009 - Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center (SMSC) was recently selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”
Out of the list of 100 national health care organizations receiving this honor, SMSC was one of only six health care organizations in California who made the list, one of three in Northern California, and one of two Sutter Health affiliates, along with Sutter Davis Hospital.
“This award validates what I have always known and felt about working at the hospital and what I see as a feeling shared among all staff - we love working here,” said Jacci Sterling, Director of Perinatal Services and Chief Nursing Executive at SMSC. “Creating a satisfying place to work has been a longstanding effort by our management team; we know that when employees enjoy and embrace their work environment, this will positively reflect on patient satisfaction.”
The Modern Healthcare program collected information from both employers and employees and was open to all health care companies (providers, suppliers, payers, associations, etc.) with at least 25 employees. Employers completed a survey detailing company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Employees were asked an in-depth set of questions that resulted in an analysis in 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.