Medical center hailed as top workplace

Submitted photo New Ulm Medical Center staff celebrate the hospital's selection as Minnesota Hospital Association's Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace.

NEW ULM — Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center was named Best Minnesota Hospital Workplace by the Minnesota Hospital Association. Allina Health has also been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

“Providing outstanding care to all those who come to our clinics and hospitals is only possible by ensuring we provide an outstanding work environment for our employees,” NUMC President Toby Freier said. “The same whole person care goal we have for caring for our patients we also apply to our employees and it is gratifying that this is reflected in our selection as a Top Workplace.”

NUMC director of human resources Katie Slette said when coming to NUMC two years ago she noticed the different culture immediately. The awards were humbling, but not necessarily surprising.

“It does validate the work done here,” she said.

Slette said each year the NUMC measures employee experience and they scored ten percent higher than average for medical providers nationwide.

The Minnesota Hospital Association selected NUMC from 141 member hospitals and health systems.

The Star Tribune recognition was based on a survey collected from 2,200 area companies. Rankings were composite scores based on employee responses.

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