SMCH Earns Top Workplace Award for 11th Time

The Des Moines Register recently recognized Stewart Memorial Community Hospital [SMCH] as a 2023 Iowa Top Workplace, alongside 148 other companies and organizations in Iowa. This is the eleventh time SMCH has received a Top Workplace Award.

“Earning a Top Workplace award is a great honor, especially because it comes directly from employee feedback,” said SMCH CEO Cindy Carstens. “It takes a great team to create and live the values that creates the workplace culture we have at SMCH and makes us stand out from other organizations.”

The Top Workplace Award recognizes the greatest companies to work for based on employee survey data. To qualify, at least 35 percent of employees must respond to the survey. Responses are then compiled and scored by a panel of leading workplace scientists and experts. On average, fewer than three percent of eligible organizations that participate will earn a Top Workplace designation.

Receiving a Top Workplace Award differentiates a company from its peers because it highlights four areas of workplace culture, including company values and cooperation, employee engagement and appreciation, confidence in management, and innovative leadership. Top Workplace Award recipients come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: a dedication to culture excellence. To learn more about the award and its recipients, visit