LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital and UofL Health – Medical Center East earned a spot in the 19th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, which identifies and recognizes outstanding workplace environments.

The 2023 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list was announced by The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and ClearPath Mutual Insurance. The selection process, managed by Workforce Research Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.

“All of our hospitals and offices are great places to work.  However, I want to applaud Shelbyville Hospital and Medical Center East for going the extra mile to become a Kentucky Chamber Best Places to Work,” said Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health. “To our patients, our communities and potential team members, this designation certifies that these facilities are offering excellent care and have an outstanding culture that truly makes them the best place to work and seek health care.”

Shelbyville Hospital was recognized in the medium company category, with 150-499 employees, and was one of only two hospitals in the state to make this year’s list. It also received the Best Places to Work designation in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

“The Best Places to Work in Kentucky recognizes only 100 employers in the entire state in small, medium and large categories, so for us to set ourselves apart in this way – not just once, but four times really says a lot about the culture our employees have created,” said Aaron Garofola, CEO of Shelbyville Hospital. “Our employees choose to work here because of our great work environment. This culture translates to excellent care and experience for our patients. I am truly proud to work with our team.”

UofL Health – Medical Center East was the second UofL Health facility recognized in the medium category. This facility serves more than 12,000 patients in our community each year and also received the Best Places to Work designation in 2017.

“This recognition and culture we’ve created means we strive to give our patients excellent care – every patient, every time,” said Angelica Thompson, BSN, RN, vice president of operations for ambulatory services, UofL Health. “Our employees really feel connected to the purpose and passion of what they do every day, with a focus on being the top health care providers in the community.”

The Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Studies show a strong correlation between success and creating a good place to work.

The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

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