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JPS Named 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

Press Release

March 27, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas – JPS Health Network has received the 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) for its commitment to innovatively engaging and developing its workforce. The network was one of just 60 organizations world-wide to be honored with the designation.

This award demonstrates the dedication and effort that JPS has put into building a thriving workforce culture and achieving performance excellence. Winning the GEWA is evidence that JPS is committed to incorporating employee engagement into the foundation of its workforce. When employees are engaged, they are motivated to unlock their creativity, innovation, and growth potential.

“At JPS, we place an emphasis on fostering employee engagement,” said Dr. Karen Duncan, JPS President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our commitment to our team members allows us to deliver top-quality care to our community. We take every opportunity to encourage employee engagement by celebrating our team members' excellence through awards and recognition programs and by listening closely to their feedback. Our team members take pride in the work they do.”

JPS prioritizes employee engagement by organizing celebratory events and using rewards and recognition platforms to facilitate communication and collaboration among team members and their leaders. This provides an opportunity to recognize contributions and encourage engagement, which is critical to the organization's success. Highly engaged employees are essential to achieving positive patient outcomes. This award reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone who chooses to be an engaged team member.

“I am proud to serve on the board of an organization that values the well-being of its team members and its patients,” said Roger Fisher, Tarrant County Hospital District (TCHD) Board Chair. “Tarrant County trusts JPS because our employees are committed to excellence and always ready to care for us. Gallup recognizes what the board has known for years – JPS is an exceptional workplace full of exceptional people who do extraordinary work. On behalf of the TCHD Board, I'd like to congratulate the entire team on this prestigious honor.”

About JPS Health Network:
The Tarrant County Hospital District, known as JPS Health Network, is a tax-supported organization serving the healthcare needs of families across Tarrant County. JPS provides adult inpatient care at John Peter Smith Hospital, a facility licensed for 582 beds and located in Fort Worth, Texas. JPS has served as a Level I Trauma Center for Tarrant County for over a decade, and is currently the largest training institution in Fort Worth.

The health network offers comprehensive services including primary care, specialty care, and pharmacy at more than 25 community locations. JPS is dedicated to providing a full continuum of behavioral health services, including inpatient services at Trinity Springs Pavilion, emergency behavioral health services at our Psychiatric Emergency Center, outpatient services at our JPS clinics, and mental health services for children and adolescents through programs like TCHATT.

JPS is governed by an 11-member Board of Managers, whose members are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.