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2021 Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work

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Wabash General Hospital ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021

Chicago, IL – Wabash General Hospital has been ranked No. 32 in the Provider/Insurer category of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2021.

In Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work award program. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring the ranked list of all winners along with the September 20 issue of MH magazine.

Karissa Turner, President & CEO of Wabash General Hospital states, “Congratulations to the Wabash General Hospital family for being honored again this year. Wabash General Hospital employs more than 450 employees who are dedicated to serving their community. The pandemic has imposed extraordinary difficulties on our staff over the past year and half. I’m so astonished with how this team continues to hold strong and put their best effort forward for their co-workers and community. Their passion for making Wabash General Hospital not only the best place to work, but also the best quality healthcare provider in our region is commendable. I’m so fortunate to work with a group of loyal, strong, talented, and caring individuals. Thank you to the Wabash General Hospital team for making this possible and thank you to Modern Healthcare for the recognition. I’m proud to be employed by one of the Best Places to Work!”

Modern Healthcare partnered with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. While this program has evolved over the years, its mission remains the same: recognizing workplaces that empower employees to provide patients and customers the best possible care, products and services.

As the healthcare industry sits squarely on the frontlines of this pandemic, the mission of the Best Places to Work program has only become more important. Healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital.

“The Best Places to Work in Healthcare Award is the direct result of the dedication of our valued employees. Their commitment to serve our patients and our community is what has driven our success. The survey taken by our employees this year, included questions about culture, benefits and teamwork, and also a new section was added with questions about how the COVID pandemic has affected WGH’s workplace. Throughout this challenging time, our employees continue to live up to our motto “People you Know Helping People You Love.” I am proud to work with such an amazing group of people who truly are the best,” stated Bridget Shepard, Chief Human Resources Officer.

“The healthcare workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half, oftentimes pitting employees against employers. So how best to keep harmony in a workplace that is inherently stressful? This year’s winners have an easy tip to incorporate: show respect. In high-performing and successful teams, regard for employees’ well-being, acknowledgment of their contributions, and deference to their experience and dedication all helped maintain professionalism and productivity,” said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare. “We congratulate all of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for emphasizing that compassion and respect are essential to an engaged and productive workforce."

Wabash General Hospital was honored at the 2021 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 16.