St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital has announced it is listed among the 2009 Top 100 Hospitals to Work For in the latest issue of Nursing Professionals magazine.
“We are honored to be recognized by Nursing Professionals magazine as a top employer for registered nurses. Our staff are highly skilled professionals who are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our patients,” said Karen K. Myers, vice president and chief nursing officer, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. “This recognition is a tribute to the staff nurses who have created a work environment where practice can thrive and grow. It is through our shared leadership structure that nurses are empowered to make clinical practice changes. This level of involvement and dedication is easily translated into increased job satisfaction for our nurses. I admire and respect the nurses at St. Luke’s for their devotion to our patients and our profession.”
In early 2008, Nursing Professionals sent a survey to 25,000 randomly selected hospital nurses throughout the country measuring their job satisfaction. Sample questions included: How well does your hospital manage personal training and development? Is your hospital a family-friendly employer? Does your hospital offer flexible working arrangements? Does your hospital promote equality and diversity in your nursing workforce? The results of the returned surveys determined the top 100 hospitals in this year’s list.
“St. Luke’s is committed to being the employer of choice as well as the hospital of physician and patient choice,” said David C. Pate, MD, JD, chief executive officer, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and senior vice president, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. “It is an honor to be recognized by our nurses for workplace excellence. I believe St. Luke’s Magnet status attracts the best nurses, who then contribute to the hospital’s success by providing extraordinary care to our patients. This is reflected in the many national honors and recognitions St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital has received for quality of care and patient safety