SVHC Among Vermont’s Best Places to Work for Eighth Year Straight
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

SVHC Among Vermont’s Best Places to Work for Eighth Year Straight

BENNINGTON—February 21, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has been named one of the 2022’s Best Places to Work for the eighth year in a row. SVHC received the honor for the first time in 2015. It remains the only hospital in the state of Vermont to be recognized by the awards program.

“Our employees are truly what make SVHC a great place to work,” said Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of SVHC. “They look at challenges as opportunities, and their comradery and teamwork during the pandemic have been exemplary. I am deeply grateful for each and every one of them.”

Earning a spot on the list requires that a percentage of employees provide largely positive responses to an in-depth confidential survey conducted by an independent third-party agency. The survey covers all aspects of the workplace environment, including leadership, supervisors, co-workers, tools and resources, satisfaction, benefits, and more. Employees are chosen to receive the survey at random, and more than 400 survey responses are needed in order to make SVHC eligible for the award.

“We appreciate this award as a measure of how we are doing to ensure a positive and rewarding workplace,” said SVHC’s Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Dailey. “We hope that prospective employees will have added confidence that SVHC’s current employees truly enjoy working here.”  

This statewide program is presented by Vermont Business Magazine in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM); the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development; and Best Companies Group. The program surveys and identifies the best places of employment to recognize organizations that benefit the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses.  

The final rankings for each category of the Best Places to Work in Vermont awards will be announced at a later date. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit www.bestplacestoworkinvt.com.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.
 
SVMC has earned several prominent distinctions. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in efforts toward healthcare reform and its fifth consecutive designation within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work. SVMC earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for two years in a row. During the pandemic, SVMC and both its skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, earned perfect scores on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluation meant to determine the ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.
 
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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