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Rockcastle Regional Hospital Named Recipient of Huron | Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Employee Engagement

Rockcastle Regional received the 2019 Excellence in Patient Care Award from Huron’s Studer Group in recognition for achieving high employee engagement scores in 2018.

“We congratulate Rockcastle Regional on this achievement,” said Debbie Ritchie, managing director in Huron’s Studer Group. “This recognition highlights their dedication to improving employee satisfaction and achieving excellence in healthcare.”

Excellence in Patient Care Awards are presented annually to a select group of partner organizations from Huron’s Studer Group business. To be eligible for an award, an organization must demonstrate overall improvement in areas such as patient satisfaction, and employee and physician engagement.

The awards were presented at the 17th annual What’s Right in Health Care® leading practices conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference attracts administrative and clinical healthcare professionals from the U.S., Canada and Australia.

“Engaged employees who are dedicated to the highest standards of job performance are the foundation of great organizations,” said Stephen A. Estes, Rockcastle Regional president and CEO. “For healthcare organizations in particular, studies have shown a correlation in engaged employees and the delivery of higher quality care, resulting in better health outcomes for patients. That’s why we are committed to creating the best workplace for our employees, because ultimately, that’s what’s best for our patients.”

ABOUT HURON: Huron is a global consultancy that helps our clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We partner with them to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future. Huron’s Studer Group business partners with healthcare organizations to implement effective strategies for advanced leadership, talent acquisition and cultural development. Learn more at

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