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KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent, has been awarded Employer of the Year 2018 by the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). This award recognises a Kent-based company’s commercial success and strategies for growth whilst achieving excellence in its commitment to the support and development of its workforce regardless of size. KIMS Hospital won the award following strong competition in the category with the highest standard of entries ever received in the ten years the KEiBA Awards have been running.
Simon James, CEO of KIMS Hospital said, “Winning this award after just four years of business is no small feat and is a great credit to the brilliant team we have here at KIMS Hospital. We have all worked hard to make KIMS Hospital a great place to work and to feel inspired to continue to provide safe, outstanding quality care for our patients. One of many initiatives that supports this is KIMS Voice (our staff forum), where a group of team representatives from across the hospital meet on a monthly basis and help to have their say about how we run our hospital. On behalf of the whole team at KIMS Hospital I’d like to express our thanks to the organisers and judges and reaffirm how very proud we are of winning this award.”
The Kent Excellence in Business Awards is an annual awards scheme staged and produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council to recognise and reward excellence in Kent’s businesses. Since KIMS Hospital opened in 2014, the whole hospital team has worked tirelessly to create ‘a great place to work’ where staff engagement scored 98% in a recent staff survey, resulting in a highly dedicated, professional and caring team. As the Hospital continues to build a sustainable and viable facility for the people of Kent, projections are in line with their strategic plan which, has seen an 41% increase in net revenues. With patients at the heart of everything they do, ensuring they provide safe, outstanding quality care has led to an impressive 100% of patients who would recommend KIMS Hospital to family and friends.
Andrew Masters, Category Judge and Partner and Head of Employment, Furley Page Solicitors comments, “We are delighted to have chosen KIMS Hospital as the winners of the Employer of the Year Award. They demonstrated numerous initiatives and policies they have in place to deliver and monitor their workforce’s training and development, health and safety and general wellbeing and how these strategies directly benefit the business. As we walked around the hospital we could instantly see the value the hospital puts on its people and the pleasure the whole team takes in caring for their patients.”
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