Park Ridge Health wins award for low workplace accident rate

From the press release from Park Ridge Health:

Park Ridge Health Wins Workplace Safety and Engagement Awards
Hendersonville, N.C. (July 3, 2012) – Park Ridge Health is the only hospital in Western North Carolina to be recognized in this year’s North Carolina Department of Labor Annual Safety Awards. Park Ridge was awarded a Gold Award for maintaining a workplace accident incidence rate of at least 50 percent below the average of the hospital industry across the State.

“We believe the health and safety of our team members is a critical element in creating the best place to work in WNC,” said Brandon Nudd, Director of Organizational Development at Park Ridge Health. “It’s exciting to know as a patient or as an employee that Park Ridge’s commitment to safety is of the highest priority.“

Last month, for the second year in a row, Park Ridge Health – along with 42 other hospitals operating within Adventist Health System (AHS) – also received the Gallup Great Workplace award, which recognizes the organization as having one of the best-performing and most productive and engaged workforces in the world. AHS was presented the award during the Gallup Summit on May 15 – 17 in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Park Ridge Health’s more than 1,100 team members work hard to offer health, hope and healing to our patients and our community,” said Jimm Bunch, President and CEO of Park Ridge Health. “This award shows that our employees exhibit a deep commitment to their work and the mission it represents.”

About the N.C. Department of Labor’s Safety Award Program:<./i>
The N.C. Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthful workplace. In operation since 1946, the program now extends to more than 3,300 firms annually, with award ceremonies taking place each spring in 30 locations across North Carolina.

About the Gallup Great Workplace Award:
The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants’ results to select the winners.

About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including state-of-the-art surgery suites, a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a network of nearly 80 family and specialty physicians, nationally recognized cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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