June 11, 2013
Florida Hospital Volusia-Flagler Employees are Among the Most Productive and Engaged Workforces in the World

VOLUSIA/FLAGLER COUNTIES – Adventist Health System (AHS), which is comprised of 44 hospitals in the U.S., including the five Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third year in a row. This award recognizes AHS as having one of the best-performing and most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

AHS was presented the award during a summit at Gallup’s main campus in Omaha, Nebraska, from May 7-9, 2013. During the summit, Great Workplace Award winners presented the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce.

“We are so honored to be part of this recognition. This award shows that our employees have a deep connection to the mission of our organization, as well as a strong commitment to their colleagues.  We are proud to be a part of AHS’s 79,000-employee family that provides health and healing with skill and compassion every day,” said Daryl Tol, President/CEO of Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants’ results to select the winners.

“These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence,” said Dr. James Harter, Chief Scientist. “They have proven track records for improving lives along with performance. The management tenets they practice have proven value in both thriving and struggling economies overall.”

To create the award, Gallup designers collaborated with R.S. Owens & Company, the company that produces many of the world’s most prestigious awards, including the Academy Award. The award consists of two components: The top design features 12 etched crystal planes, layered to convey the kinetic energy of an engaged workforce. The crystal sits atop a concave-shaped pedestal base composed of polished silver-plated legs and a satin-finish front display. The combination of these parts results in a piece that evokes the nature of engagement. The award’s weight and design equal the merit of the winners’ accomplishments. 

About Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler
Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is a member of the Adventist Health System, the nation’s largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, with 44 hospitals within ten states, 79,000 employees, 7,700 licensed beds, and 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

With five hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital system in the area, with 788 beds, 4,900 employees, and 650,000 patients every year. In 2012, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler collectively contributed more than $110 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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