With its 410 employees, RiverView Health was recently selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

    With its 410 employees, RiverView Health was recently selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

    The nationwide recognition program, now in its 10th year, honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. Modern Healthcare - a leader in healthcare business news, research and data - partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive, voluntary, anonymous employee survey to benchmark standings against other health care facilities across the country.

    RiverView Health is one of only two Minnesota organizations to be recognized for the Best Places to Work in Healthcare honor in 2017, the other in Minneapolis. Modern Healthcare awarded 150 organizations in four types of health care – large hospitals, small to midsize hospitals, health care suppliers/consultants and health insurance companies. On Sept. 28, 2017, Modern Healthcare will reveal RiverView’s overall placement on the list of small and midsized hospitals at the 2017 Workplace of the Future Conference. RiverView will also be featured in a special supplement in the October 2nd issue of Modern Healthcare.

    “We have seen some significant changes over the past four years at RiverView Health,’’ said RiverView President/CEO Carrie Michalski. “Each month we are asking our team for feedback that is used to ensure that RiverView Health is a great place for each of us to work.  Our team responds, participates, and brings forth creative solutions to challenging issues.  Over the past few years, by harnessing the feedback of our team we have improved satisfaction of the workplace by 18 percentage points - 76-94% satisfaction - and at the same time we have increased retention within our team and turnover has seen a dramatic decrease of 15 percentage points, dropping from 21 percent to a projected 6 percent this year.

    “It is such a joy for me to work with this team,” Michalski added.

    The complete list of this year’s winners is available at modernhealthcare.com.