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Published 8:26 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2006

By Staff
Atmore's little "FORTUNE" found at ACH
FORTUNE magazine released its 2006 list of the nation's most employee-friendly organizations on Monday, Jan. 9.
Among those listed were Baptist Health Care who placed 18th on the roster among other companies such as Microsoft, American Express and the Mayo clinic. This is the fifth consecutive year that Baptist has made the annual list.
Atmore can be proud in knowing that Atmore Community Hospital is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. Such recognition often goes unnoticed for small town hospitals.
Atmore Community Hospital is just what it says – community. The hospital is not only employee friendly, but also community and patient friendly.
Atmore Community Hospital is one of the largest supporters of the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and they allow civic organizations from the city to use their facilities for weekly meetings. Employees of the hospital are involved in many service activities throughout the city also and awarded for exemplary work and dedication.
When a company such as Baptist Health Care devotes so much to the well being of its employees the benefits overflow from the employees to the patients. This is evident in the quality of care given to patients either in the emergency room, outpatient labs or to those being admitted.
Small town hospitals tend to stand in the shadow of larger medical facilities, leaving them with little or no recognition for excellence and nothing but negative complaints.
Atmore Community Hospital can stand tall and proud in the community it supports and provides healing too.
And in return, the city of Atmore can be proud of being the home to such a quality medical institution.

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