Southwest Health Named Recipient of Workplace Excellence Award

[Platteville, WI] —- For the outstanding work environment it provides its employees, Southwest Health was recognized July 16 when the Jackson Group, a North Carolina based survey services and consulting firm, presented the health care network with the prestigious Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence.

The Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence was bestowed on Southwest Health in recognition of high scores on work climate surveys. The scores were given by Southwest Health’s own employees as they rated factors that create a healthy and engaging workplace. The Laureate Award is given only after certifying high survey results and reviewing the organization’s internal work plans for constantly improving the workplace.

Fewer than five percent of healthcare organizations The Jackson Group surveys qualify for the honor.

“At Southwest Health our patients are always our number one priority,” says CEO Dan Rohrbach. “Yet we also know that when our employees feel great about coming to work, we optimize the quality of patient care we provide. That’s why we’re especially proud to be honored in this way. It means our employees feel positive about where they work, and that translates to better health care.”

“The results of the 2015 survey were evidence of efforts made by Southwest Health’s Leadership to invest in the human capital of their healthcare organization by making sound management decisions that have been well received by both employees and leaders,” said Alan Jackson, President of The Jackson Group. “Through these efforts, it is apparent that leadership has built a very positive work climate.”

The Jackson Group

Founded in 1976, The Jackson Group is a full-service survey services and consulting group serving various markets and industries with a specialized division focused on healthcare. The organization is located in Hickory, North Carolina and serves clients in 38 states and Great Britain.

Southwest Health

Behind only UW Platteville, Southwest Health is the region’s second largest employer with 452 employees, and with 43 percent growth in the last three years, the organization is a high performing local health care network, providing high quality personal patient care. On their hospital campus in Platteville, the organization provides a full range of quality acute care services, including medical and surgical care, emergency and urgent care, orthopedics, women’s health, specialists clinics, a new eye center, the area’s largest family medical clinic, and later this month, a retail pharmacy. Also in Platteville, they operate an inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility, providing a wide range of counseling and other mental health services. In Cuba City, their Epione Pavilion offers long-term skilled nursing care, outpatient rehabilitation, memory care, and family medical care clinic all under one roof.

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