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Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is named great place to work in healthcare


Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

Photo courtesy of Mat-Su Regional Medial Center

PALMER – Mat-Su Regional Medical Center has earned a spot on Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.” It is the second time Becker’s has selected the hospital for this recognition. Mat-Su Regional also made Becker’s Great Places to Work list in 2014.

Becker’s annually recognizes organizations that demonstrate workplace excellence by creating exceptional work environments, providing professional development opportunities and generous benefits for their employees.

Mat-Su Regional is the only healthcare organization in Alaska to earn this distinction, joining some of the most respected healthcare institutions in the nation, including the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Swedish Medical Center.

John Lee, CEO of Mat-Su Regional, said staff was ecstatic when he shared Becker’s announcement this week. “We have a terrific team assembled at Mat-Su and this exciting news is a testament to the way each member of our team contributes daily to the positive atmosphere,” he said. “It shows in the way we work together and how we serve our patients and their families.”

Lee noted it is especially gratifying to have earned this honor for the second time. “To be recognized among Becker’s Great Places to Work one time is an exceptional achievement. To earn it twice validates everything we do to support our employees as they care for the patients we serve,” he said.

“The community knows what an excellent medical staff we have and this honor reaffirms that community pride by saying others are also taking notice,” Lee added.

Honors like this directly benefit patients, Lee explained, because research has proven highly satisfied employees perform better and are eager to do everything possible to ensure patients receive quality care. “When employees love what they’re doing, love where they work and are empowered to do what’s in the best interest of patients, it naturally leads to better outcomes,” he said.

To develop the list, Becker’s editorial team researched and evaluated organizations based on their workplace culture, benefits, professional development opportunities and mentorships, community support and volunteer opportunities.

In the past few years, Mat-Su Regional has earned a string of impressive honors, including being the first hospital in Alaska to earn accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, and the first hospital to earn NICHE designation, recognizing the organization’s superior care of elderly patients. Mat-Su Regional is the only hospital in Alaska to earn The Joint Commission’s Top Performer for Key Quality Measures award three times. The hospital has also earned Mountain Pacific’s Highest Quality Care Award five of the past six years.

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is a 74-bed state-of-the-art healthcare facility that provides advanced surgical service, including robotics, cardiac care, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, a sleep lab, an urgent care center, the Family Birthing Center and is home of the 30-Minutes-or-Less ER Service Pledge.

Mat-Su Regional is owned in part by physicians.


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