Great River Health Systems among Iowa's top workplaces

Great River Health has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Iowa, according to a recent Des Moines Register survey. Great River Health Systems ranked 13th in the large-company category. This is the third consecutive year that Great River Health has been named on the list. Last year, the health system ranked eighth.

“Being recognized for three consecutive years as one of Iowa’s top 150 employers is a great achievement,” said Mark Richardson, president and CEO, Great River Health. “We are proud of this recognition and the culture we have created. Even during a period of tremendous change and uncertainty in the health care industry, Great River Health Systems and its dedicated staff continue to live our EXCEL and STEEEP values every day.”

EXCEL stands for:

  • Enthusiastically friendly
  • X-ceeds expectations
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Energetic teamwork
  • Leadership and professionalism

STEEEP stands for:

  • Safe
  • Timely
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Equitable
  • Patient-centered

The Des Moines Register recognized companies and organizations in Iowa as top workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.

The anonymous survey focused on six aspects of the workplace environment including:

  • Career – training opportunities and progression
  • Conditions – an assessment of the working atmosphere and environment
  • Direction – an assessment of the company’s values, leaders and strategy
  • Execution – assessment of how the company communicates and gets work done
  • Management – quality and managerial skills
  • Pay and benefits –- an assessment of associate compensation.

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