Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson were selected by Modern Healthcare as Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2019, an award program that identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. The two Sutter Health Valley Area acute-care facilities are the only hospitals in Northern California to receive the honor.

This year, 150 healthcare workplaces around the country – representing providers (including hospitals), suppliers, payers and associations – were honored as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

 “We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for going above and beyond to create fulfilling environments for the nation’s professional caregivers,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “As evidenced every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment numbers, the health industry shows little sign of slowing down when it comes to creating jobs. And that puts pressure on employers to create not only robust compensation and benefit packages, but to create a sense of loyalty in a competitive labor market.”

Based on submissions sent in from hundreds of healthcare organizations across the country, Modern Healthcare examined dozens of workplace issues, from leadership and planning to pay and benefits. A crucial element to the evaluation process was surveys that were sent out to randomly selected employees. These surveys helped Modern Healthcare hear directly from staff about how they feel engaged and empowered in their jobs.

This is the first year for Sutter Roseville Medical Center to receive the award. Sutter Roseville is a 328-bed medical center that is currently expanding to meet the needs of the growing population in South Placer County and north Sacramento County. It employs 2,500 nurses and other staff.

 “The people at Sutter Roseville continuously bring unparalleled expertise and compassion to their work caring for our patients, our communities and each other,” said Brian Alexander, CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. “Empowering and engaging them is not only about giving them a workplace that they are proud to be part of, but also about letting our patients and their families know that we work hard every day to earn the trust they have placed in us. That’s really what this honor means: that our employees bring their best selves to work, a benefit for them and for the people we serve.”

As the only acute-care facility in Amador County, Sutter Amador Hospital has 52 licensed beds and nearly 400 employees. This is the third year Sutter Amador has received the award.

“We are extremely humbled to be recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work again,” said Tom Dickson, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “Our employees take a lot of pride in providing quality, compassionate and personalized care to their neighbors when they come to the hospital. We have an incredible workforce here, and I am excited that they are recognized for their dedication to the community and one another.”

 Both hospitals are part of Sutter Health’s not-for-profit, integrated network proudly supporting more than 3 million people. In addition to 24 hospitals, Sutter Health features physician offices, outpatient care centers, telehealth and home health services — offering patients numerous access points to care.