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Kettering Adventist HealthCare named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care

Story by Elizabeth Long

Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named Kettering Adventist HealthCare one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care in the United States.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare ranked 23 on the list, which is based on surveys from nearly 88,000 employees across the healthcare industry. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rate leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, and the quality of relationships with co-workers, among other factors.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Fred Manchur, chief executive officer of Kettering Health Network. “Our mission comes to life through our people, and we are dedicated to building a workplace community that inspires and supports our sacred work of providing each patient with the most appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.” 

Being awarded a place on this list indicates that Kettering Health Network has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Kettering Health Network has many key areas of focus to create a great work culture. The Called to Care program aims to keep employees connected and inspired by the mission. A young professionals group offers development and networking events throughout the year. A Chief Inclusion Officer spearheads initiatives to celebrate diversity within the organization. Outstanding employees are honored at recognition events, and celebrations are held to honor the impactful work of all employees. A wellness program brings personal health top-of-mind for employees who are proponents of wellness within their communities. 

The leading health care workplaces outperformed their peers in a number of important areas, such as training, compensation, clear expectations from management and the emotional health of their workplaces. The top-ranked workplaces are also positive, supportive places, with an average of 93 percent of their employees describing colleagues as friendly and welcoming.

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering Health Network is recognized as one of the 2016 Truven Health Analytics 15 Top Health Systems in the United States. For more information, visit

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