Local hospital one of three healthcare employers on the list in Missouri

Hannibal Regional has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

“Employers in today’s highly-regulated healthcare industry face great challenges in recruiting, engaging and retaining top talent which is key to quality care and positive patient experiences,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “I commend those organizations that have risen to the occasion and have made the list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”

“Hannibal Regional is honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. This award speaks volumes about the dedicated team members we have at Hannibal Regional and their commitment to working together to guide our community to better. I want to personally congratulate our entire team on this recognition,” stated Todd Ahrens, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.

Now in its tenth year, the 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.

“I am beyond proud of Hannibal Regional for being recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017. As a team member, I see the ongoing efforts to make us the best place to work, including our Team Member Pharmacy and actively engaged Senior Leadership. One of the greatest benefits of Hannibal Regional is our team, or more accurately our work family. We are so blessed to have a team of genuinely good, kind-hearted people who support each other and care for our patients like family,” Kim Runquist RN, Director of ICU.

Hannibal Regional will be honored at the 2017 Best Places to Work Awards Dinner in September in Las Vegas.

Hannibal Regional was only one of three healthcare employers in Missouri to receive the recognitions. Others are located in Lee’s Summit, near Kansas City, and Chesterfield, near St. Louis.

Hannibal Regional is the only not-for-profit entity from Missouri on the list, which includes 150 healthcare employers from across the country.

Hannibal Regional identified a goal of getting on the list by 2020. The Hannibal-based hospital first applied for the distinction in 2015 and again in 2016.

Hannibal Regional serves residents of the tri-state area from more than ten locations and includes Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal Regional Medical Group, and Hannibal Regional Foundation. Recognized by Healthgrades with a 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Hannibal Regional is in the top 15% in the nation for this category. In addition, Hannibal Regional has also received the 2017 Coronary Intervention Excellence AwardTM, placing them in the top 5% in the nation for coronary interventional procedures, and a 2017 Joint Replacement Excellence AwardTM from Healthgrades, which places them among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement procedures. Hannibal Regional Medical Group is a growing multi-specialty physician group delivering primary, specialty and express care services at multiple locations in northeast Missouri. For more information on Hannibal Regional, visit www.hannibalregional.org.