Sarasota, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is one of the best places to work in healthcare, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The local health system was included in Becker's annual list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” and it’s not the first time.
SMH also made Becker’s list in 2016 in the annual tribute to U.S. hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that demonstrate the greatest commitment to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.
“I can tell you without hesitation that this is because we have a phenomenal team of people who believe in and support our public mission,” said Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder. “From our unpaid publicly elected Hospital Board to our front-line staff, physicians, volunteers and leaders, there’s a strong sense of community and responsibility that drives everything we do.”
Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is among the top two employers in Sarasota County, with more than 5,000 employees, 900 physicians and 900,000 inpatient and outpatient visits a year. Its flagship 819-bed acute-care hospital has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s safest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of care – including a trauma center, urgent care clinics, physician groups, diagnostic laboratory and imaging centers, rehabilitation centers, a behavioral health hospital and a skilled nursing & rehabilitation facility.
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