SMCH Recognized as Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year



The Des Moines Register recently recognized Stewart Memorial Community Hospital [SMCH] as a 2022 Top Workplace, alongside 138 other companies and organizations in Iowa. This is the tenth time SMCH has received a Top Workplace Award.

“Being recognized as a Top Workplace for the tenth time is a true testament to the great team we have at Stewart Memorial,” said 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 

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access hospital in Lake City that offers a wide variety of acute and skilled care for patients of all ages. Its dedicated staff of over 200 people uses the latest in medical technologies to provide the highest quality in coordinated healthcare. SMCH is currently undergoing a $31 million renovation in order to accommodate their growing number of patients and services.