Sheltering Arms One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Richmond, Virginia (September 16, 2008) – Sheltering Arms, Central Virginia’s premier physical rehabilitation provider, announced today that it has been named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.  Sheltering Arms is the only Virginia physical rehabilitation facility included on the list, and is the only healthcare provider of any kind from the Richmond area to be given the honor.  Modern Healthcare, one of the leading online and print sources of healthcare business news, compiled the national list.  The list recognizes workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled at receiving this honor,” said Sheltering Arms CEO Jim Sok.  “We’ve always known that Sheltering Arms provides an exemplary environment in which our employees do remarkable things.  We are proud of all our employees and their work in helping patients find the power to overcome setbacks that result from injuries and illness”

To determine the workplaces included, Modern Healthcare entered into a partnership with the Best Companies Group, a Harrisburg, Pa.-based firm that conducts regional “best places to work” programs across the country.

Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare identifies and recognizes healthcare organizations that have successfully built workplace excellence and enabled employees to perform at their optimal level,” said Fawn Lopez, Publisher of Modern Healthcare.  “By sharing the best practices and innovations in the workplace settings, we hope to enable others to develop progressive human resources strategies critical to creating and sustaining the best healthcare system for patients,”

The full list of 100 organizations honored is available on the Modern Healthcare website, at Modern Healthcare will reveal the specific ranking of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in a special supplement to be published October 27, 2008. The supplement also will recognize the top places to work by industry segment and by number of employees, and will profile some of the recipients.  A gala will be held to honor this year’s winners on Wednesday, October 29 at the InterContinental Chicago.

About Sheltering Arms
Sheltering Arms helps patients find the Power to Overcome the obstacles of illness and injury with a complete range of physical rehabilitation and wellness services.  To learn more about Sheltering Arms’ two hospitals and seven outpatient clinics, visit, or call 1-877-56-REHAB.

About Modern Healthcare
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