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Thursday, August 09, 2012 - Kalkaska Memorial Recognized for Employee Engagement
Kalkaska Memorial Recognized for Employee Engagement
HR Solutions International awards the hospital its Best-In-Class Seal

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center recently received notification that it ranked in the top 2 percent of HR Solutions’ customer database of 170 organizations and 400,000 responses in terms of employee engagement scores.

HR Solutions International awarded the hospital its Best-In-Class Seal. Senior Vice President for Avatar HR Solutions Chris Dustin said the organization was selected based on employee engagement and overall job satisfaction levels. Director of Operations Kim Babcock said the hospital was thankful for the recognition.

“Managers and employees have worked really hard on this through our action plans during the year and we feel that by doing that it paid off,” she said. “In five out of five categories we were higher than best-in-class.”

Earlier this month, employees celebrated the recognition, as well as the hospital’s high patient satisfaction scores. Hospital employees took the HR Solutions employee engagement survey in the spring. Studies have shown that the more a workforce is engaged, the better the quality of care and service.

“Our team at Kalkaska Memorial is very motivated on behalf of our patients,” Babcock said. “We’re grateful.”

HR Solutions International, an Avatar company, is a Chicago-based Human Capital Management Consulting Firm specializing in workplace survey design, implementation, analysis, and action planning. For more information, please visit