Conway Regional Health System has been named among 36 companies as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The fifth annual recognition program was created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group as a way of identifying, recognizing and honoring the best employers in Arkansas as well as how they benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.
Conway Regional Health System employs more than 1,400 physicians, nurses, technologists, pharmacists, therapists, technicians and support staff from a variety of professions and is one of the largest employers in Conway.
“This is a huge honor and a validation of our culture at Conway Regional,” said Matt Troup, President and CEO of Conway Regional Health System. “This independent survey process confirms the high quality of our team and the exceptional work that they do every day. I could not be more proud of the passion and commitment that they show to our patients and our community and how that calling is boldly reflected in their work.”
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, while the second consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience.
The Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (employee survey) consisted of approximately 78 statements that employees respond to on a five-point agreement scale. The survey also includes open-ended questions and demographic questions.
The results were analyzed and categorized according to eight areas of focus including leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training development and resources, pay and benefits and overall engagement.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Have a facility in Arkansas
- Have at least 15 employees in Arkansas
- Be in business a minimum of one year
Conway Regional provides complete health care services to the growing communities of north Central Arkansas, centered on a 150-bed acute care medical center.
The not-for-profit medical center serves patients with comprehensive care including cardiovascular surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s services, and rehabilitation therapy services. Additional components of the health system include Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, a home health agency, an all-digital outpatient imaging center, an outpatient surgery center, senior mental health services, eight primary care clinics, an after-hours clinic and one of the largest hospital-owned fitness centers in the nation.
Nearly 1,800 babies were born last year at Conway Regional and the Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Arkansas with more than 40,000 visits in 2016. Conway Regional is an independent health system governed by a local volunteer board and managed by CHI St. Vincent.