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Peterson Health Named “Best Places to Work” For Second Year in a Row

Peterson Health Named One of the Nation’s “Best Places to Work” for the Second Year in a Row

Kerrville, TXPeterson Health, Kerr County’s largest employer for over seven decades, has been named one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare for the second consecutive year. On Thursday, June 2nd, Peterson Health employees gathered in the lobby of Peterson Regional Medical Center for the surprise announcement by CEO and President Cory Edmondson and Chief Human Resources Officer Denton Gruzensky.  

Peterson Health administrators learned of the repeat designation during National Hospital Week, May 13th, but waited until Thursday, June 3rd to announce in order to keep with the noted embargo and prepare for a surprise internal announcement for employees first.

Shares Edmondson, “Our already high sense of pride for Peterson Health certainly doubled when we learned we were again named by Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work” for 2022. We’ve been celebrating this elite award all year long and it has put Peterson Health on the map and elevated our recruiting efforts across the state and nation. So, you can only imagine how proud and excited we are to get this national designation two years in a row. This is a significant recognition that only heightens our already elevated legacy of organizational pride.” 

An already award-winning hospital for patient experience, safety, quality, and financial strength, Peterson Health applied for the elite workplace designation in February, completing an arduous application, followed in March by an anonymous employee engagement survey.  

CHRO Denton Gruzensky explains the award process, “To qualify, our Human Resources department had to complete a 17-page Employee Questionnaire providing answers to questions related to the following: 

  • Hiring and Employment Practices
  • Pay and Benefits
  • Work Life Balance and Wellness Initiatives
  • Training and Career Development
  • Corporate Culture and Communications, and a new section,
  • COVID-19 Questions

If those responses met the qualifications, the next round of the application required an employee survey. Employees selected for the survey were selected randomly and a certain response rate was required to move to the final stage, which Peterson accomplished.”    

Edmondson states, “The answers our team gave in the survey must have been very positive to rank us above others who qualified as well. There is no doubt in my mind our team and culture at Peterson is next to none. I’m proud to work for our team at Peterson.”  

Peterson Health administrators surprised employees with the news of the “Best Place to Work” win in a spontaneous celebration in the hospital lobby which was met with cheers and music and dancing in the lobby.  

Peterson Health is one of only 150 U.S. healthcare organizations or businesses to receive this award. Peterson Health will find out their ranking on the Best Places list and be celebrated at the 2022 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala taking place on September 29th at a ceremony in Nashville. 

For more information or questions on the 2022 Best Places to Work in Healthcare recognition program or awards gala, please contact: Jodi Sniegocki Kerhulas, Director, Education and Events, at jsniegocki@modernhealthcare.com or call 312.649.5459.

For more information on career opportunities at Peterson Health, contact Tori Preece, Peterson Health Recruiter at 830.258.7375 or visit our Careers page.

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