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OLBH named one of the best places to work in Kentucky

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) have named Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) among the companies that have made the 12th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

OLBH, a member of the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, was the only healthcare organization in the Ashland area to make the annual list, presented by Kentucky Career Center and the State Information Data Exchange System. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner in April.

OLBH was named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the large-sized employer category. Winners from across the state are selected in three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees.

The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey. At OLBH, 350 employees were randomly selected to be surveyed.

“I would like to thank every member of the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System team,” said OLBH CEO Kevin Halter. “This honor is possible because of the hard work of our more than 1,000 employees who make OLBH what it is for both our patients and, as evidenced by this award, for our fellow coworkers.”

The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Numerous studies show a strong correlation between profitability and creating a good place to work. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky initiative is based on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” list.

The KYSHRM organization consists of 13 local chapters throughout the state, with a membership of more than 1,500 human resources and business professionals across all industries. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is the only business association in the state advocating for companies of all sizes and industries across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Chamber represents the interests of more than 90,000 Kentucky employers from Paducah to Pikeville.

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com. For more information on the Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273) or visit the hospital’s website at olbh.com.