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2023 Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work Award

September 29, 2023 

Chicago, IL – Lexington Regional Health Center has been ranked No. 59  among healthcare Provider/Insurer in Modern Healthcare’s 2023 Best Places to Work award program. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at  

“It is with great pleasure and honor that I report that we were, once again, a Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work award recipient. I want to take a moment to recognize the greatest asset, the people that make up the Lexington Regional Health Care team”, said Leslie Marsh, Chief Executive Officer. “As CEO, I am particularly proud of the positive impact we have made on the lives of our employees. Our comprehensive wellness programs, professional development opportunities, and open communication channels have all played a significant role in achieving this milestone.” 

Modern Healthcare partnered with the Workforce Research Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. While this program has evolved over the years, its mission remains the same: recognizing workplaces that empower employees to provide patients and customers the best possible care, products and services. As the healthcare industry sits squarely on the frontlines of this pandemic, the mission of the Best Places to Work program has only become more important. Healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital.   

“LRHC is humbled to be selected as one of the 100 Best Places To Work by Modern Healthcare for a fifth year. This prestigious award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a workplace that not only provides exceptional patient care but also prioritizes the well-being and satisfaction of our dedicated staff, said Jill Denker, Chief Human Resource Officer. “This recognition reflects our collective efforts in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued and celebrated. It is a testament to the outstanding teamwork, dedication, and resilience displayed by each member of our organization, day in and day out.” 

“The work that every one of our employees does on a daily basis is simply impressive. The overall ranking proves the continued commitment demonstrated by each of our team members, said Mike Dowling, Chief Experience Officer. “ On a daily basis, I get the honor to witness miracles firsthand.  We are so blessed to have a wonderful community hospital right here in Lexington, filled with the very best employees who are focused on caring for those in need.” 

“An uncertain economy, staffing shortages and increasing demands for flexibility and remote work opportunities are forcing every business in the industry to focus on attracting and retaining talent in unprecedented ways,” said Dan Peres, president of Modern Healthcare. “The 2023 Best Places to Work winners proved the value of understanding what employees want — and need — today. The healthcare industry is going through a period of extraordinary change. Having the right people in place is more critical than ever, and the winning workplaces understand that taking care of employees is central to business success.” 

Lexington Regional Health Center was honored at the 2023 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 28. This is the 5th year Lexington Regional Health Center has made the list. 



Mike Dowling, Chief Experience Officer, accepting the award.