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In an announcement published Sunday, Great Plains Health was listed among the top hospitals in the nation as a great place to work.Each year, Becker’s Hospital Review lists “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” and this year GPH made the list.
GPH was the only Nebraska hospital to do so.
There are more than 1,000 employees and 90 physicians across 30 medical specialties at Great Plains Health, the hospital says. The 116-bed acute care regional medical center serves central Nebraska, northern Kansas and southern South Dakota.
Becker’s had this to say:
“A great proponent of continuing education, Great Plains Health offers up to $3,000 annually in tuition reimbursement and books for college courses,” the report said. “Healthcare professionals can learn about the latest research and techniques through the Great Plains Health Impact Academy, and 10 associate degree registered nurses have the opportunity each year to receive a full scholarship for an associate degree to bachelor of science in nursing program.”
The Impact Academy is an in-house education program, said Fiona Libsack, GPH vice president of marketing.
Becker's Healthcare considers itself the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for the healthcare industry. The company publishes five leading trade publications to back up its claim.
Becker’s Top 150 list recognizes healthcare organizations committed to creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees, Libsack said.
“Our employees are talented, committed professionals,” said Mel McNea, Great Plains Health chief executive officer. “Providing them a collaborative, respectful and quality place to work is an essential ingredient to our success as an organization.”
“This is a tremendous achievement for Great Plains Health and a testament to how much effort our system directs toward making Great Plains Health a quality place to work,” said Jayne Johnson, GPH’s senior director of human resources.