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SVH Named as One of the Top Ten

Release Date: 10/12/2017

Sebasticook Valley Health was recognized and honored as number six in the State at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony. SVH will be profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine Human Resource Convention.

Terri Vieira, president of Sebasticook Valley Health stated, “I continue to be exceptionally proud of the highly skilled and talented staff here at SVH. It is their daily dedication to quality and personalized care for our patients and communities that makes our hospital a great place to work and receive care.  Everyone’s commitment to teamwork helps make us one of the Best Places to Work in Maine.”

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 80 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).  

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
  • Have at least 15 employees working in Maine;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Maine; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.  

Accredited by the Joint Commission, SVH comprises a progressive 25-bed, critical access hospital and a wide range of outpatient services throughout the region. SVH is a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS). For more information, please contact Linda Cregnole at 487.4024.