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Frankfort Regional wins workplace award

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By The Staff

For the third consecutive year, Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been selected as a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, the hospital announced.
The award recognizes employers’ use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.
 “We’re honored to receive this recognition for our workplace practices,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer.
“Winning this award for the third year indicates we’ve established the right kind of environment for our employees, which in turn has direct benefits for our patients. We’ll continue to work as hard for our employees as they work for our patients.”
As a 2011 Sloan Award recipient, Frankfort Regional ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace.
The selection process is comprised of employer responses measured against national data from Families and Work Institute’s National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.
Frankfort Regional’s innovative workplace practices include self-scheduling, flexible hours and job sharing for staff members, according to the news release.
The hospital aligns the career goals of its employees with its own needs to create a healthy work environment that fosters individual growth and prevents job burn-out.
Frankfort Regional also encourages employees to continue their education and to take advantage of a tuition assistance program that pays up to $6,000 per year.  The program enlarges the pool of employees who can be promoted to positions of higher pay or more responsibility and offers them greater career flexibility.