Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently made the Becker’s Healthcare “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list. The list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that work towards promoting diversity within their workforces, employee engagement and professional growth.

“This achievement is gratifying and validates JRMC’s commitment to being the best rural hospital for patients to receive care, employees to work and providers to practice,” said JRMC Chief Executive Officer K.C DeBoer.

This is the second time JRMC was recognized as a Best Place to Work. Modern Healthcare named JRMC a Best Place to Work in 2017.

For an organization to be eligible on the Becker Healthcare list, it must offer benefits and opportunities that allow its employees to build successful careers above and beyond an average healthcare provider or company. Organizations must encourage professional development and promote leadership from within. Additionally, most organizations that make the Becker’s Healthcare 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare list support volunteerism and organize community events.

JRMC’s employees consistently list “coworkers” as one of their top reasons why they continue their employment at JRMC. In addition, each year employees donate more than $35,000 towards future care endowments, community care, surgical equipment and more as part of its Employee Giving Campaign. Employees also have opportunities to participate in various community events including Relay for Life, annual blood drives, parades and block parties.

Across the United States, Becker Healthcare chose organizations based on nominations and editorial research. Organizations are not allowed to pay for inclusion on the list as is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company.

In addition to being named onto the Becker’s Healthcare 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018 list, JRMC has been named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital each year since 2014 by iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health, as well as one of the Best Modern Healthcare Places to Work in 2017.

JRMC Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer Ricki Ramlo said that JRMC works to exceed industry standards, and one example of that is employee engagement and competitive benefits.

“JRMC goes above and beyond for its staff from our Legend Awards each quarter to employee engagement,” Ramlo said. “We are grateful for our employees.”

Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2011. 2018 is the first year that JRMC has received this award.