Intermountain Receives International Workplace Award

The Gallup Organization has chosen Intermountain Healthcare as one of 29 companies world-wide, and the only organization in Utah, to earn the Gallup Great Workplace Award for 2011.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Applicants' results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants' results to select the winners. The award recognizes these excellent companies for their extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture.

"We're being recognized by Gallup for having employees who are committed, engaged and focused on delivering high-quality care to our patients," says Dan Zuhlke, Intermountain's vice president of Human Resources. "The Gallup Great Workplace award confirms what we know about the people who work for Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain has a strong commitment to employee engagement, and that benefits the communities we serve."

Of the 29 Gallup award winners, 11 are healthcare organizations. There were 514 organizations worldwide that were considered for the award, totaling 6.5 million employee respondents. Intermountain will receive the award in May during an awards ceremony held in Omaha, Nebraska.

Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Intermountain serves the healthcare needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. Its mission is to provide clinically excellent medical care at affordable rates in a healing environment.

The Gallup Organization has chosen Intermountain as the only organization in Utah to earn the award for 2011.