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Your Doctor Loves Where They Work. Why it Matters for You.

October 28, 2018

Orlando Health’s team member engagement tops the charts.

Earlier this year, Orlando Health was honored by the Advisory Board Company with two awards for outstanding levels of employee engagement. Orlando Health received the Advisory Board’s 2018 Workplace of the Year Award and 2018 Workplace Transformation award for top marks in the individual hospital ranking and scoring in the 95th percentile in the healthcare system ranking.

Additionally, a 2018 Advisory Board Company survey of Orlando Health physicians showed that team members were in the 97th percentile for engagement in their workplace compared to the national physician benchmark.

The Becker’s Hospital Review’s ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2018’ list recognized Orlando Health as a top place to work. Competitive benefits and community outreach are two key factors evaluated for inclusion in the Becker’s list. The organizations included in this year’s list were chosen based on recognition previously earned for workplace excellence, diversity and inclusion within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

Orlando Health is constantly working to “Become the Best Place to Work” as part of their 2018 Strategic Initiatives. This commitment is reflected in the Advisory Board Company and Becker Hospital’s recognition of Orlando Health’s creation of a culture that supports personal and professional growth and workplace engagement.

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is term used for the mental and emotional connection team members feel toward their workplace. High levels of engagement mean team members are more involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their organization.

Why Does It Matter?

One major benefit to having engaged hospital team members is increased safety. Research shows that because engaged team members care about the workplace around them, they’re much less likely to have safety issues. In fact, data indicates that there are 70 percent fewer safety incidents in engaged workplaces. Engaged team members are also more likely to be healthier, happier with their jobs, miss less work, and have longer tenure than team members that dislike their jobs.

Orlando Health team members are highly engaged and proud of the care they provide. One team member recently remarked, “Orlando Health is growing and it’s exciting to be part of this journey. I believe that the people I work with are family and we deeply care for each other as we care for other people every day. The organization values every team member individually and also in each unique role every person plays in the success of the organization.” 

What’s Different About Orlando Health?

Team members are recognized as Orlando Health’s most valuable asset and leadership makes each decision with this in mind. Team Member Forums with hospital leadership provide updates to our strategic plan and offer opportunities for questions and discussion. The multidiscipline, enterprise-wide Team Member Advisory Council meets monthly with leadership to serve as a sounding board for organizational topics affecting team members and to help identify solutions to the challenges that face the organization.

Ongoing leadership training and development for all levels of the organization is provided and emphasizes the importance of recognizing team members for the work they do through use of an interactive recognition platform. Team members who meet Orlando Health’s five organizational performance goals are compensated with a bonus.

Orlando Health strives to provide a positive and nurturing environment for team members in a mission-driven atmosphere. We believe that by promoting a culture of caring, engagement and excellence, our team members will be happier and more fulfilled, allowing them to focus on what matters most – the health and wellbeing of their patients.