Park Ridge Health recognized among top 150 health care employers in the nation by Becker’s Healthcare

Press release from Park Ridge Health:

Hendersonville, N.C. (May 13, 2014) – Park Ridge Health is pleased to announce its selection as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare, publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review. Other hospitals recognized in this carefully considered list include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Duke University Health System. This year’s list included hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other health care organizations across the nation who are recognized for providing award-winning work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. They were selected through an editorial review process in which a team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list.

“We are pleased to be recognized again for offering an exceptional workplace experience for more than 1,200 team members,” said Jimm Bunch, President & CEO of Park Ridge Health. “I am grateful to the award-winning team I am honored to work with. By truly caring for our team members, we seek to empower them to serve our patients with excellence and compassion.”

Some unique benefits available to team members at Park Ridge Health include a health savings plan; semiyearly bonuses based on completion of quality, financial and patient satisfaction goals; a tuition reimbursement program; and a 50-percent retirement matching program for up to 4 percent of employee contributions. Team members at Park Ridge Health also enjoy the opportunity to earn up to $600 annually through a wellness incentive plan, made easier through discounted memberships available at six local fitness facilities and free wellness workshops hosted throughout the year by Park Ridge Health.

Park Ridge Health’s Employee Assistance Program not only provides team members with assistance for trying times, but also offers legal guidance at no cost to team them or their families. Park Ridge Health’s Associate’s Sharing Kindness (ASK) Program is one way team members take care of each other. Team members make tax-deductible financial contributions to the ASK Program, which provides financial aid to employees experiencing a personal emergency or family crisis. The Professional Nursing Advancement Program encourages nurses at Park Ridge Health to seek opportunities for growth and development in their clinical specialties while being recognized financially for excellence in nursing practice.

The full list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” will be featured in the June issue of Becker’s Hospital Review and the June special issue of Becker’s ASC Review.


About Park Ridge Health: Founded in 1910, Park Ridge Health is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing leading-edge, compassionate care in a Christian environment. Park Ridge Health is a member of Adventist Health System, a family of 45 exceptional, faith-based hospitals across the country that operate independently to deliver care and services that best meet the needs of their communities. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, Park Ridge Health provides personalized care at more than 30 locations, offering a dedicated network of more than 140 physicians and providers, cardiac care & rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, a boutique labor & delivery experience, a full range of imaging services 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 or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).


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