HopeWest ranks among best health care workplaces

Christy Whitney

HopeWest in Grand Junction continues to rank among the best places to work in health care based on the latest results of a magazine survey.

The hospice, palliative care and grief organization was among 75 providers recognized by the Modern Healthcare trade publication. The recognition is the fourth for HopeWest.

“With the past year being especially challenging for the health care industry, I’m glad that everything HopeWest as an organization did to support our employees is being recognized,” said Christy Whitney, president and chief executive officer of HopeWest. “Since this designation is based on survey responses of employees, I am particularly grateful for this recognition. When employees feel supported, they can provide the most compassionate care to patients and their families.”

Modern Healthcare selects its best places to work in health care based on the results of surveys completed by participating employers as well as satisfaction surveys completed by employees. HopeWest employs a staff of more than 400.

ModernHealthcare has scheduled its Best Places to Work Gala for Sept. 16 in Chicago. At that time, the publication will reveal the ranked order for providers, insurers and suppliers.

HopeWest operates an in-patient hospice center in Grand Junction and also provides hospice, palliative care and grief support services in an 8,000 square-mile region of Western Colorado. For more information, call 241-2212 or visit the website located at  www.HopeWestCO.org.