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Friday, January 17, 2014 - Martin Health System Receives Employer of Choice Designation

Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist 
Phone: 772.223.2835 

STUART, Fla., Jan. 17, 2014 – Martin Health System has been recognized by Employer of Choice International, Inc. for the fourth time in the past five years. This designation places the health system in an elite group of just 28 health care organizations from across the country that have been recognized as an Employer of Choice and the only health care organization that has received the designation four times. Martin Health previously received the designation in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Employer of Choice designation is awarded to public, private or nonprofit employers that demonstrate effective implementation of best practices in attracting, developing and retaining outstanding people. 

“Working to achieve and maintain this level of recognition has significant benefits for both our employees and the patients we serve,” said Mark Robitaille, president and chief executive officer. “We have seen associate satisfaction and productivity rise substantially while workforce turnover has been reduced. This has a direct impact on our ability to provide exceptional health care for the residents of the Treasure Coast.”

Designations are based upon a rigorous review of an organization’s practices. This includes a wide spectrum of workforce topics, including a company’s business practices and improvement initiatives, a marketplace comparative analysis and a benefits review. Organizational culture, turnover rates compared to the industry average, and workforce retention were also carefully examined as part of the review process. 

Joyce Gioia, chief executive officer of Employer of Choice International, Inc.®, said, “Today’s workers have more employment choices than ever before. We applaud Martin Health System for taking the necessary steps to differentiate it and strengthen its position among job seekers. By doing that, the system can best achieve a higher level of system-wide performance and continuity, greater workforce stability and superior levels of customer loyalty and employee satisfaction.” 

About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 375 affiliated physicians and 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is an eight-time winner of the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as an Employer of Choice for 2009 and 2010-11. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org


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