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Mercy Health –Tiffin Hospital, Mercy Health – Willard Hospital recognized among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

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Mercy Health is proud to share that Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital have been selected by Modern Healthcare as among the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplaceslist. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the October 12 issue.

This is the second consecutive year both hospitals were awarded the Best Places to Work in Healthcare distinction. In 2019, Mercy Health – Willard Hospital was ranked as number five and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital was ranked number 48 among healthcare providers and insurers.

“It has been an especially trying year for the world, and healthcare in particular as COVID-19 ravages our communities and your workplaces,” said Aurora Aguilar, Modern Healthcare’s editor. “But the organizations recognized on this year’s list rose to the top and continued to be a source of strength for their teammates. They have seen their colleagues fall ill to the virus and struggled with the economic impact of the pandemic. The loyalty and trust between employers and their workers is being put to the test now more than ever. We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for continuing to serve their workforce and communities during such an unprecedented time.”

“During this unprecedented time, healthcare has had to adapt to a new environment and our teams have done that with compassion and grace,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo. “I am proud of the teams at our Tiffin and Willard hospitals for their continued commitment to our communities and to our ministry and I am excited that they have returned to the Best Places to Work in Healthcare list.”

“Congratulations to the teams at both Tiffin and Willard hospitals for once again being honored as a Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work” said Dan Barbee, president, Mercy Health – Toledo Rural Market. “Mercy Health strives to create an environment in which our associates are proud of where they work, and this recognition solidifies that our team feels the same way. We are honored to have received this recognition.”

This award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Mercy Health will find out the ranking for both hospitals on the Best Places list and be celebrated at the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala taking place virtually on October 8 in conjunction with the Workplace of the Future Conference.

Two Mercy Health hospitals among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2019

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital ranked 5th in nation and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital ranked 48th in nation

Press release provided by Mercy Health

Mercy Health is pleased that two of our hospitals have been named as Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has been ranked as number five and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital has been ranked number 48 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the September 30 issue.

The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available here.

“Earning a place on the Best Places to Work list is a tribute to our teams who work hard to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care each and every day,” said Lynn Detterman, president, Mercy Health – Toledo Rural Market. “Combining quality and compassion is what Mercy Health has been known for and will remain our promise to our community. I am proud of the providers, nurses and staff at both Mercy Health – Willard Hospital and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital for their excellent service to this community and their dedication to the Mercy Health Mission.”

Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare reached out to a random sample of associates who were asked to complete a survey that inquired about employee recognition activities, holiday celebrations and gifts, support for continued learning and community involvement.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital employs about 160 associates. Noted as the reasons our associates love their place of employment is “recognition programs” and “professional week celebrations.” Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital employs about 350 associates who say they love most about Mercy Health, discount employee programs and employee recognition events. Both hospitals are within the Mercy Health – Toledo Market.

““We are proud of our hospitals in both Tiffin and Willard and are pleased that our associates believe in our Mission, community and patients,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo. “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.”

Modern Healthcare and its Best Places to Work in Healthcare award winners have accomplished much over the years, empowering healthcare organizations, and the people who work for them, to realize their full potential. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

“With record unemployment levels, organizations face stiff competition to attract and retain top talent. The providers and companies making this year’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list understand the importance of creating an environment where employees can not only excel in their own development but contribute to the mission of improving care delivery,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “An appreciation—and dedication—to their organization’s mission was one of the most common refrains from employees filling out surveys this year.”

Both Mercy Health – Willard Hospital and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital were honored at the 2019 Best Places to Work Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 26, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This is the first time both hospitals have made the list.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Toledo is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top 20 health systems in the United States, one of the largest employers in Ohio and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Locally, Mercy Health is based in Toledo, Ohio, and serves 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy Health – Toledo provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents as well as a robust physician group, Mercy Health Physicians, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio.

Mercy Health – Toledo is proud to provide more than $111 million in community benefit in 2017 which includes charity care and community health services. With approximately 8,800 employees; 300 employed physicians and 2,200 medical staff members, Mercy Health has been part of the Northwest Ohio community it serves for more than 163 years. Please visit www.mercy.com for additional information and connect with Mercy Health – Toledo on Facebook, on Twitter at @mercynwohio and on Instagram.

About Modern Healthcare 

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital receive five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Press release provided by Mercy Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the most recent Hospital Compare data ranking both Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital with five stars. This rating places the Mercy Health facilities in Tiffin and Willard among the highest ranked hospitals in the nation.

The data includes specific measures of hospitals’ quality of care, many of which are updated quarterly, and the Overall Hospital Star Ratings, which were last updated in December 2017. The data is collected through CMS’s Hospital Quality Initiative programs. 

“It’s an incredible honor for our team to receive this award at both hospitals for a second consecutive year,” said Lynn Detterman, president, Mercy Health – Toledo Rural Market. “We are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most compassionate care to our patients, and this rating only reaffirms all of the hard work that goes into our commitment to the Mercy Health mission.”

According to CMS, the Star Ratings were designed to drive systematic improvements in care and safety as hospitals strive to achieve and maintain high ratings.

Both Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital have been recognized as top hospitals in the region for patient safety in the past. Also recently, Mercy Health – Tiffin Home Care received a five start rating from CMS, which is based on a review of eight process and outcome quality measures

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital additionally was listed on the 2019 Top 100 Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“Mercy Health has provided compassionate and quality care in region for more than 160 years and we’re extremely pleased that our teams have been recognized for the outstanding work that they do every day,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo & Lima. “Receiving this rating from CMS is further proof of Mercy Health’s commitment to remaining among the nation’s best in the care we deliver to our community.”

The Mercy Health system strives to be a leader at all or our facilities. Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital are among five Mercy Health hospitals in northwest Ohio that earned the top rating, including:

  • Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital
  • Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital in Toledo
  • Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima

To view the rankings, visit https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

About Mercy Health – Toledo
Mercy Health – Toledo is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health,one of the top 20 health systems in the United States, one of the largest employers in Ohio and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Locally, Mercy Health is based in Toledo, Ohio, and serves 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy Health – Toledo provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents as well as a robust physician group, Mercy Health Physicians, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio. Mercy Health – Toledo is proud to provide more than $111 million in community benefit in 2017 which includes charity care and community health services. With approximately 8,800 employees; 300 employed physicians and 2,200 medical staff members, Mercy Health has been part of the Northwest Ohio community it serves for more than 163 years. Please visit mercy.com for additional information and connect with Mercy Health – Toledo on Facebook, on Twitter at @mercynwohio and on Instagram.

Mercy Health to merge with Bon Secours Health System

Mercy Health, an integral part of the Tiffin community since 1913 and one of the largest employers in Seneca County, announced today a merger with Bon Secours Health System, creating one of the largest health systems in the country.

 

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Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health Announce Intent to Merge

Serving Communities Across 7 States; 43 Hospitals with more than 1,000 Sites of Care Providing $640 million annually in Community Benefit

Press release provided by Mercy Health & Bon Secours Health System:

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. and CINCINNATIFeb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the East Coast, and Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, today announced their intent to merge, creating one of the largest health systems in the country spanning seven states in the eastern half of the U.S.

“As consumers grapple with the implications of Health Care Reform in a dynamic marketplace, Mercy Health and Bon Secours share a vision to improve the health of the communities we serve as the low-cost, high-value provider,” said John M. Starcher, Jr., Mercy Health President and CEO. “Working together, our strong faith-based heritage fuels our mutual focus to provide efficient and effective health care for each patient who comes through our doors.”

“The mission, vision, values and geographic service areas of Bon Secours and Mercy Health are remarkably well-aligned and highly complementary,” said Richard J. Statuto, President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System. “This merger strengthens our shared commitment to improve population health, eliminate health disparities, build strength to address social determinants of health, and invest heavily in innovating our approaches to health care.”

Together, Mercy Health and Bon Secours rank in the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for low-cost, high-quality patient care, promoting healthier lives and creating more affordable health care for residents across an expanded footprint. The merger creates the fifth largest Catholic health system in the country, allowing the new entity to leverage economies of scale by integrating resources and teams across the ministries. This merger creates future opportunity to deepen our commitment to our existing communities and expand the health ministry into complementary service areas across United States. Further alignment of the ministries offers an opportunity within the United States and outside of its borders to bring healing and hope to those most in need.

Stronger Together – Bon Secours and Mercy Health:

  • One of the top 20 health systems in the nation and the fifth largest Catholic health system with $8 billion in Net Operating Revenue and $293 million in operating income. This strong operating margin allows us to advance our shared ministry and reinvest in community benefit.
  • 57,000 associates and more than 2,100 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians
  • More than 10 million patient encounters across seven states, with 43 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites
  • Robust post-acute care services with more than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Almost $2 million per day in community benefit, serving the most vulnerable in our service areas

“We are guided by our shared faith and commitment to partner with communities to create a more humane world, build social justice for all, especially the poor and dying,” noted Sister Patricia A. Eck, C.B.S., chairperson of Bon Secours Ministries. “This merger ensures a strong future for our shared health ministry as we work to bring health and wholeness to those we so humbly serve.”

“We are excited about the prospect of two like-minded health systems joining forces to advance our mutual health ministry and improve the health of our communities,” noted Katherine Vestal, chairperson of Mercy Health Board of Trustees. “The synergistic alignment of our mission and values make this merger a natural fit.”

In the coming months, both parties will work together to finalize a definitive merger agreement, obtain applicable approvals and complete plans to merge. While there is no specific date outlined, executives at both Mercy Health and Bon Secours expect to complete this merger by the end of the calendar year.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health is the largest health system in Ohio and among the top five employers in the state, with more than 33,500 employees serving communities throughout Ohio and in Kentucky. Mercy Health provided care for patients more than 6.8 million times in 2017. The system includes assets of $6.8 billion and nearly 500 care facilities including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute care facilities including senior living communities, hospice programs and home health agencies. Its clinically integrated network, coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 200,000 patients, saving money for taxpayers through the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In keeping with its mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of its communities, Mercy Health provides more than $1 million per day in community benefit services. For more information, visit www.mercy.com or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Twitter (@mercy_health).

About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries and founded by the Sisters of Bon Secours. With operations in MarylandVirginiaSouth CarolinaKentuckyFlorida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families. Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The Mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need, especially those who are poor and dying. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com or connect with Bon Secours on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter (@BonSecours).

County workforce plan is made public

workforce-picPublic-private collaboration to implement plan in 2017

View the complete plan here.

TIFFIN, OHIO – December 23, 2016 – After four months of collaborative effort, a group of more than fifty stakeholders announces they have completed a new strategic plan for workforce development in Seneca County. Six committees have been formed to work on the 18 identified strategies in 2017. The plan is available to the public at www.senecasuccess.com.

Facilitated by Terra State Community College, the planning process was started after a local study done by Heidelberg University student Mark Linsalata revealed that 70 percent of Seneca County companies could not find all of the workers they needed and that half of those companies were not able to expand because of that issue.

State Representative Bill Reineke, who serves on the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, kicked off the event. “This is one of the most critical issues facing our economy and the businesses that make it run. I am passionate about workforce issues and am really pleased with the large-scale cooperation here among educators, businesses, and workforce and economic development.”

Seneca County Commissioner Holly Stacy also participated and looks forward to what the group can accomplish together. “I appreciate this initiative, and I believe we will make some real progress in addressing critical workforce issues for all of Seneca County.”

Representatives from the education sector include several area public and private K12 districts (Bridges, Calvert, Hopewell-Loudon, Old Fort, Seneca East, Tiffin), Vanguard-Sentinel, NCOESC, Heidelberg and Tiffin Universities. Participating businesses include Alvada Construction, American Fine Sinter, Arnold Machine, Autumnwood, Ballreich’s, Clouse Construction, Croghan Colonial Bank, Fifth-Third Bank, Mennel Milling, Mercy Health, ProMedica, Pyramid Recruiting, Quick Tab II, Roppe Corporation, St. Francis, Surge Staffing, Taiho Corporation, Toledo Molding & Die, US Bank, and Webster Industries. More people are being asked to participate and invited to the committees.

Old Fort Local Schools Superintendent Steve Anway, who is helping co-chair the Education Committee with Tiffin City Schools’ Pat Smith, praised the effort: “I am proud of the work we’ve done and the plan we’ve put together. I look forward to getting to work on the plan in January.” The group will be working on strengthening career awareness, job shadowing, financial and workplace literacy, as well as preparing students for careers.

Kerrie Carte, Planning & Development Coordinator for WSOS Community Action, is chairing the Training & Placement Committee, and is excited about next year. “Our key focus for 2017 will be working to better align adult training programs with the needs of the business community. We also hope to work on specialized job fairs and support for veterans.”

Ron Schumacher, Director of Facilities and Support Operations for Mercy Health in Tiffin, is co-chairing the Community Services Committee with Tiffin-Seneca United Way’s Pat DeMonte. “We hope to join the effort to make progress on some of the ‘big-picture’ challenges including combating the drug epidemic, addressing mental health issues, and getting the word out about available community services.”

The overall planning effort is co-led by the Seneca County Department of Job & Family Services, Terra State Community College, and SIEDC. The six committees will begin work in January, with a Workforce Summit–to celebrate the successes of the year and plan for the next–to take place on November 30, 2017.

If anyone in the public has interest in becoming involved, they may contact Carol Kern at Job & Family Services at (419) 447-5011 x322 or  Carol.Owen@jfs.ohio.gov, Beth Hannam at 419.559.2237 or bhannam@terra.edu, or David Zak with SIEDC at 419.912.1150 or zak@senecacounty.org.

Employment Law Seminar set for Oct. 7

october-7-seminar-editedThe Mercy Health Tiffin and Mercy Heath Willard Foundations are hosting a US Department of Labor live Continuing Legal Education seminar to answer employment law questions on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital McMullen Conference Center.

The seminar will answer the following questions and more:

·         Can I fire an employee for that?

·         When does the Family & Medical Leave Act apply to my company?

·         What are my obligations as an employer for hiring a teenager for summer employment?

·         Do I have to give my employees a break in the morning and/or afternoon?

·         When do I have to pay overtime?

·         Can I make an employee work a double shift?

·         What happens when an employee is deployed by the military and then comes back and wants the job back after deployment?

The target audience of this seminar is attorneys, CEOs, CFOs, HR and payroll managers. Speakers include field agents from the US Department of Labor, EEOC, VA, etc., and are top notch.

The price of the seminar is only $40. Please pre-register by contacting Bernie Steinmetz at 419.455.7049 or Bernie_Steinmetz@mercy.com. There are only 90 spaces available and pre-registration ends Friday, Sept. 30.