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Parkview Health selected as 2024 Inspiring Workplaces Finalist

Fort Wayne, Ind.  April 1, 2024 – Parkview Health has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 Inspiring Workplaces list by The Inspiring Workplaces Group.

Parkview was selected within the top 50 on the list of 100 North American workplaces, and a final ranked listing and individual category winners based on business size will be announced during an event June 18 in Chicago. Parkview was evaluated in six areas: Creating a people first workplace, including culture and purpose; leadership; well-being; inclusion; employee voice; and employee experience. 

Inspiring Workplaces is headquartered in the UK and operates in North America, Africa and Australasia. Inspiring Workplaces believes in recognizing and shaping the new, forward-thinking organizations of the future. By shedding light on these innovative workplaces, Inspiring Workplaces helps to encourage positive change in workplaces as well as provide a source of inspiration and education for those who seek it.

“At Parkview, we are inspired by our co-workers and their continued commitment to delivering high-quality, excellent care to our communities. So, it is our job to nurture a culture that supports our co-workers, allowing each person to bring their best to work every day,” said Dena Jacquay, chief administrative officer, Parkview Health. “We are constantly listening and we continue to grow, improve and serve the more than 16,000 co-workers who chose to be a part of the Parkview family.”

In 2023, Parkview began introducing several new programs for co-workers, including an innovative, quarterly “lifestyle benefit” that co-workers can use for personal expenses of their choosing; volunteer time off to allow co-workers to give back to their communities or take time off for mental health; and the Parkview Pups program that allows therapy dogs and their co-worker handlers to visit facilities and boost morale.

“We want all co-workers, including physicians and other caregivers, to be proud to work at Parkview,” added Dr. Ray Dusman, president of physician and clinical enterprise, Parkview Health. “By introducing new programs and benefits – and serving as an inspiration to other workplaces in our community – we’re able to ensure our teams are bringing their best selves to work and in turn, providing the best care to our community.”

Parkview also has a dedicated well-being department tasked with supporting both physical and mental health among co-workers and a Co-worker Assistance, Retention and Engagement (CARE) team that helps with basic needs and other resources for co-workers experiencing hardship.

Earlier this year, Parkview launched a “listening tour” that will continue through the fall to better understand how the organization can best support co-workers and remove barriers, all while gaining valuable perspective and hearing new ideas. 

“The caliber of submissions this year has been truly remarkable,” said Matt Manners, founder, The Inspiring Workplaces Group. “We are about to celebrate our 10th year anniversary and it’s been an amazing journey seeing how organizations are transforming their workplaces to become truly PeopleFirst. We are eagerly looking forward to honoring and commending the organizations that have distinguished themselves as Inspiring Workplaces.”