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Lee Memorial Health System
Lee Memorial Health System Named Employer of Choice®
“In 2013, 938 employees were honored who reached benchmark years, including 280 individuals who were recognized for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and even 45 years of service,” says Jon Cecil.
Lee Memorial Health System has been awarded the designation “Employer of Choice®” in recognition of its dedication to a workplace that attracts, optimizes and retains high quality employees. The Employer of Choice® designation is awarded by Employer of Choice International, Inc., after completing a rigorous evaluation process and review by an expert panel of independent human resource consultants.
“Lee Memorial Health System recognizes the significant value of hiring and retaining employees with the experience and skill necessary to provide the highest quality patient care,” says Joyce Gioia, chief operating officer of Employer of Choice International, Inc. and author of the book “How to Become an Employer of Choice.” “Our panel of judges found that Lee Memorial Health System excelled in several categories, including recruitment practices, continuing opportunities for advancement and employee benefits.”
With more than 10,500 employees, Lee Memorial Health System is the largest employer in Lee County. “Creating an environment of employee engagement and job satisfaction is part of our cultural DNA,” says Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. “By focusing on teamwork, collaboration and opportunities for advancement, we can attract, develop and retain diverse, talented, caring professionals, and that leads to excellent care for our patients.”
Employee loyalty and satisfaction is one measure of success, but it also is vital to patient safety and satisfaction. Lee Memorial Health System’s elected Board of Directors established patient safety as the organization’s No.1 core value. “Every member of the team is important and deserves recognition,” says Diane Champion, board director representing District 4 and the board liaison for human resources.
“One of the most enjoyable events held each year is a special celebration to honor the successes and milestones of our team members. In 2013, 938 employees were honored who reached benchmark years, including 280 individuals who were recognized for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and even 45 years of service,” says Jon Cecil.
Jon Cecil, chief human resource officer for Lee Memorial Health System says the Board should be proud of this accomplishment. “Our Board of Directors plays a significant role in fostering the right culture of employee satisfaction by setting policies that increase employee engagement and build trust,” he says. “Their support is very much appreciated and they, too, are to be congratulated by the honor of this award.”
This is the third time Lee Memorial Health System has earned the Employer of Choice® designation, which previous recognitions in 2005 and 2006