Best Places to Work: St. Bernards Medical Center


Best Places to Work: St. Bernards Medical Center

Since it was established in 1900, St. Bernards Medical Center has been the trusted provider of compassionate and comprehensive health care in northeast Arkansas.

City: Jonesboro
Employees: 2,345
Industry Type: Health care

St. Bernards makes a difference in the lives of thousands because its dedicated employees take to heart its mission of “providing Christ-like healing to the community through education, treatment and health services.”

Employees know the leadership team supports them, welcomes their feedback and makes positive changes based on their input.

New hires frequently say how impressed they are with the extent the senior leadership team is involved with front-line staff. St. Bernards believes in strong communication and follow-through with initiatives.

St. Bernards offers an employee health clinic, with free visits, and employee pharmacy where staff members can get their entire families’ prescriptions at cost.

Some of St. Bernards’ more unique initiatives include free Thanksgiving turkeys, free gift wrapping at Christmastime, a children’s Christmas party, Hospital Week with a variety of food and events, fun music videos starring staff members and twice-a-year retiree luncheons with gifts and medical center updates for the former employees.

The majority of St. Bernards employees have taken advantage of SmartDollar, Dave Ramsey’s financial wellness program that is provided free to help them and their families get rid of debt, save for emergencies and retire confidently.

Employees are recognized at service awards dinners, through the Living the Mission Awards and the Bravo recognition program in which they collect points for prizes.

DID YOU KNOW? St. Bernards’ Clinical Ladder Program affords nurses opportunities for growth and development while providing a framework for promotions and an annual bonus.


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