Adventist Health System Receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

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Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:23 pm | Updated: 1:50 pm, Wed Jun 7, 2017.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adventist Health System has been named a 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. This marks the seventh consecutive year that AHS has received the award, which recognizes organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures.

"We are intentional about having a workplace culture that attracts and cultivates highly engaged, mission-driven employees," said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for Adventist Health System. "Being named a Gallup Great Workplace is a byproduct of the dedication and enthusiasm of our employees, which is evident in the care, focus and uncommon compassion they exhibit while carrying out our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ in the communities we serve across the country."

According to Gallup, organizations with highly engaged workforces can grow at a rate that is 4.3 times greater than their competitors. Gallup's research links employee engagement to various performance outcomes, finding that companies in the top quartile have higher productivity, fewer safety and quality incidents, lower absenteeism, and lower turnover.

Art Mastrapa, who has been employed in various roles with Adventist Health System for more than 50 years, believes the organization's focus on engaging employees has been pivotal to fostering a positive culture and work environment.

"In all my years with AHS, I have never seen a more engaged and involved workforce than we have today," said Mastrapa. "I, like my colleagues, appreciate that the organization is intentional about encouraging employee engagement and meaningful feedback, as this promotes greater productivity, high quality work and more positive interactions."

To be considered for the award, organizations must administer an employee engagement survey to at least 50 respondents representing a census of the organization, receive a high, qualifying response rate and earn a qualifying score on Gallup's Q12 employee engagement survey. A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by a comprehensive workplace study.

"The world's top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces," said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. "Gallup's Great Workplace Award winners understand the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization and using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes."

SOURCE: Adventist Health System

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