Cox Monett named to Best Places to Work

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Employees were served a barbecue lunch during Employee Appreciation Day at Cox Monett Hospital. Pictured from left are: Deb Dodson, Cindy Bourey, Kevin Norris, Josh Powell and Darren Bass. Contributed photo

Local hospital recognized by Modern Healthcare

Cox Monett Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine.

This is the first year Cox Monett applied and made the list. Cox Monett is the only critical access hospital in Missouri selected for this award, and one of only two hospitals in Missouri to be named to this prestigious list.

The recognition program honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

“We are honored to be named as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” said Dr. Darren Bass, president of Cox Monett and system vice-president of Community Hospital Group. “We have been on an incredible journey to create a culture of high-employee engagement, and when you combine that with our family-like atmosphere and five-star patient care, it creates an amazing place with dedicated team members who take a lot of pride in the work they do each and every day. Our staff, physicians and volunteers deserve this award because they are making a difference in the lives of the people that they care for — which just so happens to be our friends, family members and neighbors.”

“Whether on the frontline or in the top office, healthcare employees witness moments that can either inspire or dishearten them. That can take a toll on an individual and healthcare organizations must take extra steps to ensure that highs and lows during the workday don’t impact engagement or performance,” said Aurora Aguilar, Modern Healthcare editor. “This year’s best places to work, voted on by the employees themselves, exemplify what it takes to maintain dedication and satisfaction among its employees and that is the key to good patient care. Congratulations to this year’s winners and we look forward to celebrating with you in September.”

The award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Cox Monett was selected for the national designation based on elements such as competitive employee benefits, employee satisfaction and innovative organizational culture. The hospital employs over 350 employees and 29 physicians.

Cox Monett will be at the First on Front concert series on Friday, July 6, giving away 1,000 T-shirts to celebrate being named one of the top 150 “Best Places to Work in Health Care” by Modern Healthcare.

"We’re excited to celebrate this achievement with our community," said Janell Patton, Cox Monett Administrative Director and Community Relations. "We invite those attending to stop by the CoxHealth tent to pick up a free T-shirt at the downtown event."

Cox Monett will be honored at the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Renaissance Dallas. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the Oct. 1 issue.