Mission Health Named One of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – Mission Health has been named one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America for 2017.

Employee Engagement has gained significant attention during the last decade as one of the most important drivers of organizational success, and accordingly, mission success.  Forbes Magazine defines employee engagement as “the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” An engaged employee is invested in their work, and in their employer’s mission. The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America Award demonstrates Mission Health’s commitment to recruit and retain the best and the brightest team members at all levels

Employee engagement is no longer a buzz-phrase, but a practical and valuable tool that contributes significantly to effective team creation, profitability, clarity of mission, and organizational success. This award means that Mission Health has itself invested in creating a professional environment where every team member is clear about what they are striving for – including Mission Health’s BIG(GER) Aim: “to get every person to their desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste, and always with an exceptional experience for each person, family and team member.”

“Employee experience remains a top priority for employees in 2017,” observed David Brennan, Achievers general manager. “The impressive Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award winners are using rewards and recognition to foster positive, engaged, productive workplaces. We’re excited to learn from them and honor their accomplishments.”

Taylor Foss, Senior Vice President, Organizational Transformation for Mission Health, said that she appreciates the recognition, especially because Mission Health was chosen via a blinded application process.  “We are delighted and incredibly proud to have received this honor for our work in supporting, challenging and engaging our valued team members as we strive to be a progressive workplace,” said Foss. “It demonstrates objectively that we have tapped into our team members’ innate enthusiasm by nurturing, utilizing, and recognizing their unique and special talents, and by using their gifts within the context of Mission Health’s most important work – to help our patients be well, get well, and stay well,” she said. “Every day, our teams put our BIG(GER) Aim into action, and we are so pleased to see their efforts recognized in this way.”

Mission Health and other honorees will be recognized at the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards Gala to be held on September 11, 2017, at the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA as part of the Achievers Annual Customer Experience Conference.


Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system. For the fifth time in the past six years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health in 2017. We are the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 team members and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.


The Achievers Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives by enabling both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative cloud-based platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering millions of recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance. Visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a Blackhawk Network company and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

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