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Advocate Christ Medical Center Presented The 2009 Morehead Apex Workplace of Excellence Award

Recognized for extraordinary achievement and documented excellence

Charlotte, NC (Vocus) April 28, 2010 -- Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital was awarded the Morehead Apex Workplace of Excellence at the recent Morehead Associates Peer to Peer ConferenceTM held at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, N.C.

Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital is part of the Advocate Health Care system, the largest, fully integrated health care system in the state of Illinois and one of the top health care systems in the country.

The Morehead Apex Workplace of Excellence is a singular award given annually on the basis of extraordinary achievement and documented excellence. The recipient workplace has set itself apart from the competition through a steadfast dedication to improvement and an ability to sustain high performance in both quality of care and employee and physician engagement.

In three consecutive surveys conducted by Morehead Associates, Inc., Christ Medical Center has scored in the 96th percentile in associate satisfaction.

“We are so proud and delighted to be recognized as the Workplace of Excellence,” says Monica Locker, leadership development consultant for Christ Medical Center. “It takes the full commitment of our employees and physicians to provide outstanding service to our community. This award just reinforces that our team and our processes are working effectively.”    

“Advocate Christ Medical Center has long been recognized for its outstanding performance in providing health care throughout the region. We are delighted to present them with the Apex Workplace of Excellence Award in honor of the great work they do, both externally and internally,” explains Larry Tilson, President, Morehead Associates.

Each year, Morehead awards the health care industry's top achievers by objectively identifying the highest performers and acknowledging their contributions to healthcare. These award winners share a dedication to providing a rewarding, professional environment for their employees and physicians. There are two categories of Apex Workplace Awards, Workplace of Excellence and Workplace of Distinction.

About Advocate Christ Medical Center:
Recognized nationally by Thomas Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital for Cardiovascular care, Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, which is recognized as one of the leading national health care networks. A 695-bed, premier teaching institution with nearly 1,000 affiliated doctors, Christ Medical Center has established itself as a health care leader and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services and heart transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and women’s health. The hospital is the Chicago Southland’s only Level 1 trauma center providing emergency care for more than 85,000 patient visits annually. Christ Medical Center was among the first in the country to offer eICU® intensive care monitoring and one of the first in Illinois to provide CyberKnife® Radiosurgery. The hospital is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession. To learn more, go to:

About Morehead:

Morehead delivers human capital surveys, metrics and solutions that enable leaders to:

  • target and focus human capital initiatives
  • prioritize systemic change
  • inform work unit interventions
  • align employees with business strategies

Morehead’s client list of healthcare providers includes 40% of U.S. News and World Report’s “100 Best Hospitals,” 42% of U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll Hospitals, 40% of Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) members, 20% of the institutions designated as ANCC’s Magnet Nursing facilities and 25% of University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) members, as well as financial institutions, government agencies, universities, service providers, and manufacturers. For more information, visit

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1.800.849.2292 x 5515


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