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Fort HealthCare named Top 100 Workplace three years running

Workplace Health
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that the organization has once again been named a ‘Top 100 Workplace’ by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The honor was announced in a special "Top 100 Workplaces" section in the Sunday, May 20 edition of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare, which also made the list in 2010 and 2011.

The ‘Top Workplaces’ recognition is given to the leading workplaces in the southeastern Wisconsin region based on employee opinions collected through an anonymous survey. The results of the employee survey were compared across participating organizations, with the best 100 companies appearing on the list. This year, Fort HealthCare ranked 17th among employers with 1000 or more employees. Rankings are based on input from a large percentage of workers at each nominated organization.

"This repeat recognition is a great achievement for us,” said Mike Wallace, president & CEO of Fort HealthCare. “It is thanks in large part to our ‘Culture of Respect’ and the values our employees are challenged to uphold. We strive to maintain a work environment that allows for personal accomplishment and rewards results.” Reflecting on the meaning of the award, Wallace notes, “Achieving the distinction Top Workplace demonstrates that Fort HealthCare stands out as an ethical, caring employer with good leadership and development opportunities for staff. This recognition also honors the hard work that every employee contributes to make our company a great place to work.”

Working with survey company WorkplaceDynamics, the Journal Sentinel asked employees to rank their company or organization on criteria including how valued they feel, pay and benefits, management capabilities, career advancement opportunities, flexibility of working conditions and many more topics. Among the 20 statements presented to employees are the following: “I believe this company is going in the right direction,” “I feel genuinely appreciated at this company,” “I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life,” “My manager listens to me,” and “My pay is fair for the work I do.”

Nancy Alstad, Fort HealthCare director of human resources added, "Recognition also signifies that our employees feel valued in terms of their pay and benefits, management capabilities, career advancement opportunities, flexibility of working conditions and more. To know that our employees rate Fort HealthCare so highly helps management better understand that the constant efforts to improve our benefits and culture are on the right track.” She added,
“Being named to the Top 100 list three years in a row affirms that the employees appreciate the ongoing efforts to improve upon the work environment.” features an award-winning video showcasing employees engaged in song and dance while portraying the importance of the Culture of Respect values that drive the organization’s focus on exceptional patient care. To learn more about employment and benefits at Fort HealthCare, visit