Oct 10, 2012 12:21 PM by KATC
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) was recognized last night as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012 by Modern Healthcare. Three-hundred and forty (340) healthcare companies participated in this year's healthcare workplace program. Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order at a banquet in Nashville on October 9th and LOPA placed 37th overall and 23rd for medium size businesses.
"I was honored to accept this award on behalf of all the employees at LOPA," said Kelly Ranum, CEO of LOPA. "We know our employees are the key to our success and our leadership team strives to create a culture that supports their individual growth and contributions to our mission."
LOPA ranked highest of the five Louisiana healthcare organizations recognized. Gilsbar, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Woman's Hospital and Women & Children's Hospital also made the list. A complete listing of winners is available at www.modernhealthcare.com/bestplaces.
About the Award Program
Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a PA-based firm that administers "best places to work" programs nationwide. Modern Healthcare conducted this program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry.
The program collected information from both the employers and employees and was open to all healthcare companies in the United States with at least 25 employees.
LOPA is the only federally-designated organ recovery agency for the state of Louisiana. The agency plays a vital role in educating the medical community and the general public about organ and tissue donation matters, working with families through the donation process, recovering donated organs and tissues and placing the organ and tissues for transplant.
Modern Healthcare is the industry's most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make the most informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a "must-read publication" by the who's who in healthcare.
Best Companies Group works with partners to establish "Best Places to Work", "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.