Olathe Health Earns Company Award
At Olathe Health, our top priorities are providing quality, compassionate patient care with the financial stability to invest in the best technology and people, while never losing sight of our not-for-profit responsibility to provide care to all individuals in the areas we serve. We are proud of the ability we've shown to balance these ever-increasing challenges each year.
Since our beginnings in 1953 as the 30-bed Olathe Community Hospital, Olathe Health has thrived, becoming the nationally-recognized, integrated, regional health network it is today serving four counties through two hospitals, 39 clinics and service locations, and a roster of nearly 350 physicians and more than 2,500 employees.
Olathe Health is among the largest not-for-profit, private employers in Johnson and Miami counties. Remaining independent and locally owned in today's prevailing trend toward healthcare conglomerates requires deeply rooted sensibilities and an unwavering commitment. Our goal is to provide cutting-edge care, with a personal touch. This is the promise that shapes every decision, every day.
Our employees are highly qualified, dedicated and caring professionals who are often recognized by patients through our KUDOS program for their excellent customer service. At Olathe Health, we foster an environment where everyone has a chance to make a difference in people's lives and where everyone's input is important. We value teamwork, mutual respect and community pride.
Olathe Health offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefit packages for employees and their dependents. This includes a matching 403(b) program available to all eligible employees. In addition, employees at all levels of the organization can receive a discretionary incentive cash award each year based on organizational and individual achievements. Based on input from our annual employee survey, we now offer a new, lower-cost health plan option, and we have enhanced our PTO and tuition reimbursement programs. Along with standard benefits, we offer robust voluntary benefits, including even legal and pet insurance. We also partner with local and national businesses to provide our employees discounted pricing on services and products.
Our extensive wellness program encourages and rewards participation through health insurance premium discounts of up to $1,200 per year. It also includes onsite and online programs for stress management, healthy eating, weight loss and management, tobacco cessation and general well-being.
Olathe Health continues to maintain financial stability allowing reinvestment into facilities, equipment, services and top quality physicians and staff. The most telling evidence of the financial strength is a consistent A+ bond rating by Standard and Poor's. Fewer than two percent of hospitals in the country achieve this level of bond rating.
We are currently going through the largest expansion in our history with four significant construction projects on Olathe Medical Center's 250-acre campus. The expanded services will result in the addition of more than 200 new jobs.
Our commitment to providing access to care goes well beyond the work we do within our clinics, hospitals and other facilities. Each year, Olathe Health staff members invest thousands of hours participating in community events. Annually we provide more than $12 million in charity and uncompensated care. We also dedicate a considerable part of our operating budget toward cash and resources to support other non-profit organizations that work to make our region a healthier place to live.
When asked why they enjoy working at Olathe Health, the most common answer from employees at all levels of the organization is 'the people' - patients, visitors, volunteers, physicians and co-workers. Our employees are making a difference in the lives of others every day.