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May 26, 2010 · Austin Medical Center Receives Best Hospital Workplace Award

Austin Medical Center (AMC) has been named the 2010 Best Hospital Workplace — small hospital category — by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). The honor was presented to AMC staff and leaders on Friday, May 14 at the MHA annual awards ceremony in Minneapolis. AMC was one organization out of 18 individual and groups who received awards given out by the MHA recognizing caregivers, administrators and others who keep the bar high at Minnesota hospitals each year.

“Austin Medical Center’s efforts exemplify the kind of first-rate attention to quality that Minnesota hospitals are known for,” says MHA President and CEO Lawrence Massa. “We Minnesotans are fortunate we can depend upon organizations like Austin Medical Center when we are sick or injured.  Their commitment to excellence is what keeps Minnesota hospitals at the forefront of health care.”

AMC was chosen for the award based on its staff retention (turnover rates steadily decreased from almost 20% in 1998 to 6.1% in 2009); staff satisfaction survey results in 2009; and its staff recognition program called GREAT PLACE — where staff can be recognized by their coworkers and leaders for going above and beyond their normal job duties; for birthday’s, holiday’s, and length of service; and for referring other great people to work at AMC. 

AMC leaders also are very pleased with receiving the 2010 Best Hospital Workplace award. “This award demonstrates our staff’s commitment to service excellence, which in turn relates directly to our patient satisfaction,” says Dave Agerter, M.D., CEO of AMC. “We continue to look at ways to improve our staff and patient satisfaction — when our staff is happy so are our patients and it shows.  We are thrilled with this award and want to thank each and every one of our staff for making this award possible.  We have great people working at Austin Medical Center living our mission of “Caring, For Your Life” each and every day — whether they are in direct patient care or work behind the scenes.” 

For more information on MHA’s awards, including photos of MHA winners, visit http://www.mnhospitals.org.

May 7, 2010 · An "Ideal" Employer

Every year, college students from around the country participate in a survey sponsored by Universum Communications to determine which companies they aspire to work for. More than 56,000 undergraduate students have spoken and Mayo Clinic has once again been listed as an “Ideal” employer. Not only has Mayo maintained the #20 overall ranking for the third consecutive year, but it also earned the #2 ranking among science students. Furthermore, Mayo is the only hospital or health care provider that was ranked among the top 100 employers.

What makes the Universum survey unique is that companies do not apply for or pay their way onto the list. Rather, company participation is only garnered because of student demand. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Mayo has appeared on the “Ideal” employer list.

Mayo Clinic invites you to learn more about internship and new graduate employment opportunities!

This post was submitted by Brent Bultema, Director of Recruitment Strategies, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

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Oct 27, 2009 · Mayo Clinic's Health-Care Career Festival a Success with Students

The Mayo Clinic Healthcare Career Festival was held October 6 in Rochester, Minn., and was a huge success with nearly 800 high school students from 45 different schools visiting the festival.

The festival, in it’s fifth year, is designed to educate area students about career awareness education and information about careers in healthcare. It also provides opportunities for students to use patient care equipment — all within a festive, engaging atmosphere.

Click here to view local news coverage of the event.

This post was submitted by Randy Schwarz, Recruitment Strategies, Human Resources, Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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Oct 26, 2009 · Mayo Clinic named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters

Mayo Clinic recently received an award for being one of the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” during 2009–2010. The “Best Workplaces for Commuters” award is part of an innovative membership program that recognizes organizations that offer outstanding commuter benefits, such as:

  • Free or low-cost bus passes
  • Shuttle services
  • Car pool programs
  • Guaranteed rides home
  • Bicycle parking

“Best Workplaces for Commuters” promotes transit, car pools, and teleworking as economically beneficial options to drive-alone commuting and demonstrates that these options provide value to workers, employers and the environment.

For more information about “Best Workplaces for Commuters,” visit bestworkplaces.org/index.htm.

This post was submitted by Randy Schwarz, Recruitment Strategies, Human Resources, Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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Sep 17, 2009 · Mayo Clinic receives an award from INROADS

Mayo Clinic recently received a Corporate Plus award from INROADS’ Minneapolis-Saint Paul affiliate for its commitment and partnership with the national internship organization. INROADS helps train and place minority youth in corporate internships at top Fortune companies.

Mayo Clinic has partnered with INROADS since the mid-1980s, sponsoring between two and eight students each summer. In recent years, seven college undergraduates interned each summer in research and administrative areas at Mayo.

One of Mayo’s INROADS interns, Brittany Alexander, received the INROADS Achiever Award, which recognizes INROADS college interns who have overcome a significant obstacle or shown the most significant improvement in their overall INROADS involvement during the academic year. Alexander interned in the College of Medicine.

To learn more about INROADS please visit inroads.org.

This story was submitted by Randy Schwarz, Recruitment Strategies – Human Resources, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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