HopeWest has been ranked number 26 of the Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide and number 5 in the Family Friendliest category among the 150 healthcare providers and insurers recognized by Modern Healthcare. This is the third year HopeWest has participated in this recognition program and the third year to be named as an outstanding employer in the health care industry on a national level.
"Like many of the other healthcare organizations recognized, we know that in order to care for others, we must first care for our staff," said Christy Whitney, president and CEO of HopeWest. "Our goal of profoundly changing the kind of care and experience people have when facing illness and grief can only be achieved through the most expert clinicians and the most compassionate of caregivers. The business of health care requires the very best in staff to support exceptional clinical care. People can only achieve their best in a positive work environment that supports them. We appreciate this recognition that demonstrates our commitment."
Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication, partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process. Results are based on surveys for the participating employer, as well as a satisfaction survey of a company's employees.
HopeWest serves more than 8,000 square miles across western Colorado with five offices and a state-of-the-art HopeWest Hospice Care Center. With a staff of more than 375 employees, HopeWest provides care to 2,500 patients in the hospice and palliative care programs, in addition to supporting 1,200 individuals coping with grief every year. For more information about HopeWest and the services it offers, call 970-241-2212 or visit HopeWestCO.org.
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