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Southlake Hospital Celebrates “Season for the Ages”

Nov 09, 2011 01:42PM ● By Mike

The Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers aren’t the only local teams to have enjoyed this year the most successful seasons in their history. The team at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake (Texas Health Southlake) announced today that it hasrecently received 11 major awards or corporate recognitions, including, for the fourth straight year, being named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list, on which it placed sixth nationally. 

Traci Bernard, President, credits a culture built on relationships and deep commitment to patient, physician and employee satisfaction for the hospital’s recognition.

“I am so proud of everybody on our team, who do everything they can to make this not just one of the best places to work in healthcare, but one of the best places to work—period. Our employees feel a sense of value and as such are partners with the organization. Our success is a reflection of a team of people who are passionate about what we do here and who give everything they have to contribute to the mission and vision of the hospital—improving the health in the communities we serve.”

In both 2010 and 2011, Texas Health Southlake achieved a top 20 ranking on the Modern Healthcare list, which is compiled from an evaluation of hundreds of healthcare companies across the country in partnership with Best Companies Group. The hospital also received the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience Award by WomenCertified®, which awards businesses and brands based on consumer experience. Hospitals are selected for this prestigious annual list based on a proprietary scoring process that incorporates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores along with a higher level of analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction.

Finally, one of the nation’s premier organizations providing physician information and hospital quality outcomesrecognized Texas Health Southlake’s joint replacement expertise (total knee and total hip) as well as its gynecologic surgical excellence.

Texas Health Southlake’s Complete List of Recent Awards:
Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare (4th straight year)
2011 Joint Replacement Excellence and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Awards
Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified
Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management, and Best Companies Group (3rd straight year)
Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review/Becker’s ACS Review magazines
Top 50 Physician Owned Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review
2011 Best Place to Work – #2 Medium Sized Company, Dallas Business Journal
2011 Corporate Business of the Year, Southlake Chamber of Commerce
2011 President’s Award—Traci Bernard, Southlake Chamber of Commerce
2011 Healthcare Hero—Traci Bernard, RN, President, Fort Worth Business Press
2011 Best of the Best ER in Southlake, Southlake Journal

Texas Health Southlake utilizes extensive employee surveys to constantly improve the organization, and alsoprovides a number of benefits that help build staff loyalty, including strong health insurance, food for the whole hospital on busy surgery days, affiliate programs with local retailers, annual gatherings and involvement in community events, and employee recognition awards.