Pelham Medical Center (PMC) was chosen as one of 100 companies and organizations named The Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 by "Modern Healthcare".
PMC is a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. "Modern Healthcare" is a business publication that produces information targeting the healthcare industry with national and regional healthcare news.
“This award makes me proud for our hospital team,” Tony Kouskolekas, PMC president, said. “This recognition marks Pelham Medical Center as one of the best employers in the healthcare industry, and it’s an honor to receive that designation.”
“At PMC, we are serious about creating a great workplace, empowering associates to excel in their positions, and to use their talent to create an environment where we all benefit and perform at extraordinary standards,” said Connie Spykerman, vice president and chief nursing officer of PMC.
“I've been in other places where teamwork was excellent, but the teamwork here is off-the-charts excellent,” Kouskolekas said. “When our senior team meets with new employees who have worked here for 90 days, the consistent theme is that we have good collaboration and teamwork.”
Kouskolekas and staff meet with associates regularly, the public relations release stated, to update them with healthcare system news. Kouskolekas and PMC’s leadership team also meet monthly with new associates to discuss if their new position is meeting the associate’s expectations.
The work/life balance for employees is part of PMC's culture. The campus has an on-site gym and walking trail, a weight loss incentive program, and a food menu in Dogwood Cafe, which is run by a restaurateur and resembles a restaurant rather than a cafeteria.
“Our focus here is always on the patients, but ultimately, we're trying to create the best culture that we possibly can,” Kouskolekas said. “This award edifies that we are committed to do the right thing.”