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Lexington Medical Center Named One of “The 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.”
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | June 11, 2012
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center has been named one of “The 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” by Health Exec News, a national publication. This distinct honor recognizes hospitals that have provided outstanding work environments with opportunities for professional development, excellent benefits, compensation, activities, efficient workflow and employee satisfaction.
Health Exec News praised Lexington Medical Center’s scholarships, tuition reimbursement, recognition for outstanding performance and service awards as great reasons to work there. It also liked the hospital’s employee wellness assessments, community discounts and childcare benefits from on-site daycare to adoption assistance. Importantly, it noted that Lexington Medical Center employees describe their co-workers as “a second family away from home” and “respectful and team-oriented.”
“We believe that Lexington Medical Center is a great hospital because of the people who work here,” said Mike Biediger, Lexington Medical Center President & CEO. “We strive to hire and keep the best people in the Midlands, and try to create a great work environment for our employees. We’re proud to be recognized with this honor.”
Lexington Medical Center is in good company. Emory University Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Mayo Clinic are also on the list. To see the full list, visit http://healthexecnews.com
There are nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the United States providing patient care daily. According to Health Exec News, the hospitals recognized as the 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S. “often serve as second homes for employees and offer great benefits to keep staff motivated and working in an environment that fuels their passion for helping patients stay healthy.”
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.