HopeWest has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 nationwide, ranked number 30, among more than 400 organizations who participated across the country.

Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication, honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. Of the criteria used to determine rank in the Best Places to Work in Healthcare assessment, 75% is the result of employee surveys.

HopeWest, the only organization of its kind on the Western Slope, offers hospice services, palliative care and grief support to Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco counties. Founded in 1993 through a community-wide vision, HopeWest is dedicated to profoundly change the way the community experiences serious illness and grief – one family at a time.

HopeWest was also ranked #15 in the category of Healthcare Providers and was the highest ranking hospice of the hospice organizations represented.

“The commitment we have to our mission of helping patients and families across the Western Slope is also what drives our dedication to our employees and to creating a great place to work,” said Christy Whitney, President and CEO of HopeWest. “It’s very inspiring to be associated with other dynamic healthcare companies across the nation.”

Modern Healthcare revealed the ranked order of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015 at a banquet on Oct. 14 in Nashville during Modern Healthcare’s “Workplace of the Future” conference. HopeWest will also be featured in a special supplement to be published along with the Oct. 19 issue of Modern Healthcare.

“It’s wonderful that we were recognized for being a best place to work,” said Beth Brown, Clinical Manager of Transitions & Living with Cancer Programs and employee of HopeWest for more than 20 years. “I get to work with really great people and I truly love that we’re all working towards the same mission. HopeWest is a very caring place and allows everyone to have creativity in the work that they do. I’ve been here for 21 years and have stayed because there is so much opportunity to grow, learn and be a part of something positive.”

To get more information about HopeWest please visit www.HopeWestCO.org or call 970-241-2212.