April 11, 2017

Overlake Receives “Workplace of the Year” and “Workplace Transformation” Awards from The Advisory Board Company

Eastside hospital honored as a national leader in driving employee engagement

Bellevue, Wash. – April 11, 2017 – Overlake Medical Center has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award, recognizing hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. The hospital also received the Workplace Transformation Award, acknowledging those that have made a transformational change in their employee engagement. 

Overlake is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the Workplace of the Year Award and one of five organizations in the US to receive the Workplace Transformation Award.

“Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage,” said Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company. 

“With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff.  Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire an increasing level of engagement in their staff – among the largest transformations across the country.”

“Our employees are our greatest asset,” said J. Michael Marsh, Overlake Chief Executive Officer. “What stands out first and foremost is our team’s collective commitment to providing the best care for our patients. We are incredibly proud of that.”

Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment, and are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed.  Both awards recognize Overlake’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.  

The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm based in Washington, D.C. that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of health care organizations and educational institutions.

 

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