Madison County Health Care System Receives 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Madison County Health Care System (MCHCS) has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“We’re thrilled and honored to receive this award,” said MCHCS CEO Marcia Hendricks, RN, MHA, FACHE. “We believe in taking care of our employees and support them while they do the important work of caring for our patients. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received and plan to build on it to continue to improve for the future.”

Each employee was invited to leave anonymous feedback throughout the survey to further explain the scores they gave for each section. Many cited excellent relationships with their managers and peers, a positive atmosphere, and opportunity to advance their career as reasons for their high scores. They also noted that the opportunity to help patients and make their community stronger gives them a sense of purpose that keeps them motivated.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Claffey went on to say, “Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy. It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”