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Frankfort Regional Hospital earns best workplace award

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By The Staff

Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Information Technology & Services (IT&S) department was recognized by Healthcare IT News in the “Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments” in the Medium Hospital (101-350 beds) size category, the hospital announced.
Healthcare IT News was expected to profile the Best Hospital IT Departments nationwide in its December 2011 Special Supplement Report.
This was Healthcare IT News’ first-ever “Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments” project, and it’s goal was to determine what characteristics distinguish the best departments from all the rest. Employees graded their IT departments across seven categories: day-to-day work, IT team, management, hospital leadership, workplace culture, training and development and compensation.
 “Information technology has, and will continue to make, a tremendous impact on the delivery of healthcare,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
“Each day, we rely heavily on our IT&S department so our providers and clinical staff have the necessary tools to deliver quality care to our patients.  I’m proud that our hospital IT&S department has created a workplace where employees thrive and have fun while working incredibly hard.”
Critical Insights, a market research company based in Portland, Maine, was hired by Healthcare IT News to create and administer a statistically valid program that would identify exceptional hospital IT workplaces.
The multi-stage program spanned four months. It included a nomination period, followed by a confidential, online 67-question employee survey and, finally, a data-analysis period to determine the top hospitals.