St. Elizabeth Hospital receives Modern Healthcare Magazine's Best Places to Work in Healthcare Award

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Representing St. Elizabeth Hospital at Modern Healthcare Magazine's Best Places to Work Banquet held in Nashville on Oct. 9 were (left to right): Melissa Miller, Eddie Domingue, Angela Lambert, Katherine Willis-Muller, Margaret McBeth, Melissa Williams, Dean Landry, Sr. Vernola Lyons, Victor Vidaurre, and Patti Banes.

St. Elizabeth Hospital (, recently announced it has placed 99th in Modern Healthcare's 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. The magazine's annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services.

This is the second year in a row that St. Elizabeth Hospital has made the list, and is one of only three healthcare organizations from Louisiana to make the list. Part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, St. Elizabeth Hospital employees over 500 team members, has a medical staff of over 200 physicians and allied health professionals, and offers a broad range of healthcare services including orthopedic surgery, women's services, a full-range of diagnostics, bartiatrics, critical care, and more. St. Elizabeth Hospital been recognized state-wide and nationally for excellence in patient satisfaction and quality.

"There are 4,985 community hospitals in the United States. Of those, 340 participated in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare Survey. The realization that our community hospital, right here in Ascension Parish, is one of the best healthcare organizations to work for in the entire nation is both sensational and humbling. The 502 team members of St. Elizabeth Hospital have established and maintained a culture of excellence in care, exceeding the expectations of patients and guests, and one which is clearly a joy to work within," said Robert Burgess, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Being named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 demonstrates that St. Elizabeth Hospital has built a culture where employees are supported and engaged, which benefits not only patients and customers but the employer's financial performance as well, " said Fawn Lopez, vice president and publisher of Modern Healthcare. "These healthcare employers are models for others who are seeking to build a successful culture, resulting in optimum performance levels and benefits for their organization."