St. Rita’s Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare

Mercy Health - St. Rita's in Lima, OH has been named one of 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2017 by Modern Healthcare

(LIMA; May 24, 2017) Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center was recently named one of 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare. Modern Healthcare was created 10 years ago, and honors healthcare workplaces throughout the industry that “empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.”

St. Rita’s is the only healthcare organization from Mercy Health to have been awarded this honor. The facility is also one of five hospitals in the state of Ohio to have been acknowledged and is the only medical center to be recognized in its 10-county service area.

Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare reached out to a random sample of St. Rita’s employees. They were asked to complete a survey that inquired about the employee recognition activities, holiday celebrations and gifts, support for continued learning and community involvement.

"We are proud of our hospital and are pleased that our employees feel the same the way about our mission, community and patients. We want to create an environment that our employees can be proud of and this recognition solidifies the fact that our team feels the same way. We are honored to have received this recognition,” said Bob Baxter, regional CEO and senior vice president of Mercy Health Lima Region.

Modern Healthcare will reveal the rankings of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 at their awards dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 28, 2017 during the magazine’s annual Workplace for the Future conference. The ranking will also appear in the October issue of Modern Healthcare. To view Modern Healthcare's full story visit:

About St. Rita’s Health Partners

Since 1918, St. Rita’s Health Partners has been providing quality healthcare to the people of Lima and west central Ohio. More people prefer St. Rita's for medical care than any other hospital in the 10-county region we serve. Our comprehensive high-quality medical services include The Henry & Beverly Hawk Vascular & Heart Center at St. Rita's, St. Rita's Orthopaedic Care Center, trauma and emergency, cancer treatment, women's health, mother/baby, pediatrics, sports medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, homecare and hospice.

As a member of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, it is our Mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities. In 2014, St. Rita’s Health Partners invested $42 million in community benefit into the communities where we provide care, most of it targeted to people who are poor and under-served. Together with more than 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, we are fulfilling our promise, providing area residents with outstanding health and wellness services and improving the health of the communities we serve.