September 20, 2021
Modern Healthcare announced that West Valley Medical Center is ranked 36th Best Place to Work in Healthcare in the nation. This is the eighth time West Valley has made the list.
“Now more than ever we know our colleagues are among the best in the nation as we see them pull together to care for patients and each other during these unprecedented times. We are honored to hear that we have created a 'best place to work' for them,” said Senta Cornelius, vice president of human resources for West Valley. “Our consistent recognition by Modern Healthcare is a testament to West Valley’s commitment to providing a great, positive work environment for everyone on our team. We are committed to not only caring like family when it comes to our patients, but also our colleagues.”
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 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.”
West Valley was honored at the 2021 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 16.