Orlando Health has been selected as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The healthcare system took the number 25 spot on a list of 35. The rankings considered feedback representing almost 730,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the healthcare and biopharma industry. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members' experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees' feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of FORTUNE's best health care organizations in the U.S. for employees," said David Strong, president and CEO, Orlando Health. "The fact that team members' responses are responsible for the rankings makes this recognition even more memorable. It speaks to the entire team's collective successes in helping to make Orlando Health a great place to work."
Orlando Health team members cite data transparency and a relentless focus on goals as two of the reasons the organization is a best place to work. The two traits have enabled positive changes throughout the organization and empowered team members to generate new and even better ideas for driving innovation and improving the quality of care provided to patients at its hospitals, physician practices and outpatient clinics.
Orlando Health advances in care and technology in 2018 include:
- Orlando Health earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, becoming the highest rated hospital system in Central Florida.
- Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center's Burn Center achieved verification as an adult burn center by the American Burn Association, becoming the only verified burn center in Orlando.
- Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center - Health Central Hospital became the first cancer treatment facility in Central Florida to offer the new cancer-fighting technology called MRIdian® which enables oncologists to view and track tumors during radiation treatments, allowing physicians to make immediate changes to treatment.
- Orlando Health's Simulation Program earned accreditation from the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare; recognizing the healthcare organization for teaching/education and systems integration to provide ongoing learning for clinicians to care for patients.
- Orlando Health opened four free-standing emergency rooms in the area, expanding access to hundreds of thousands of residents in Lake, Orange and Osceola counties, and began construction on a fifth facility in Seminole County.
- Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies became the only hospital in Florida to offer spina bifida fetal surgery.
- Five Orlando Health hospitals were recognized by The American College of Cardiology for their demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital, and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital were awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation.
- Orlando Health's heart care earned the highest quality rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons which awarding the healthcare system with a 3 star rating for coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement with coronary artery bypass surgery.