Shawnee Mission Health Named a Great Place to Work in Healthcare
Merriam, KS
04/26/2017 03:56 PM

Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), has been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 2017 list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” The list features both healthcare provider organizations and other healthcare-specific companies.

The “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” distinction recognizes organizations for their commitment to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

“It is exciting and an honor to be part of a health system recognized as a great place to work,” said SMH’s Director of Human Resources Lana Deason. “Our organization has established and maintained a culture that our employees can be proud of, and their engagement and dedication to Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is evident in the high level of care they provide for patients on a daily basis.”

An industry leader with 45 hospital campuses in nine states and more than 80,000 employees, AHS encourages professional, personal and spiritual growth, offering competitive wages and benefits, employee recognition programs and mentorship opportunities. Many AHS employees also support their local communities through participation in service initiatives and activities.


The complete list of recognized organizations can be found here.

SMH employs more than 3,200 local residents who enjoy superior health benefits, an onsite child care center exclusively for the children of SMH employees, tuition reimbursement, a generous paid days off plan and support in achieving personal health goals through our Associate Wellness Department. To view open positions at SMH, visit

About Shawnee Mission Health

Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) in Merriam, Kan., a 504-bed facility with more than 22,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually; SMH – Prairie Star; SMH – Overland Park and Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care and physician practices located throughout Johnson and Leavenworth Counties. SMMC is the only Kansas City area hospital to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SMH employs more than 3,200 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of nearly 700 physicians. SMH is part of Adventist Health System (AHS), the largest not-for-profit, Protestant health care organization in the nation. Visit us online at


About Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.


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