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Awards & Recognition

We're honored by all the awards and recognition we've received. We couldn't have done it without our amazing employees. As a non-profit led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of leading local citizens, we answer to our community, rather than stockholders, and we put people first.


In 2011, Scottsdale Healthcare became Arizona's first and only multihospital health system to earn elite Magnet recognition an achievement shared with only 21 other multihospital health systems in the United States.


Scottsdale Healthcare President & CEO Tom Sadvary was honored among 25 of the Valley's Most Admired CEOs and top-level executives by the Phoenix Business Journal in May 2011. The awards celebrate Valley leaders for the work they have done with their organizations and for our community.


Scottsdale Healthcare was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in August 2010, recognizing the successful use of workplace flexibility to meet business and employee goals. Only 28 Arizona organizations won the 2010 award, which is part of the nation When Work Works initiative. Applicants had to rank in the top 20% of U.S. employers in terms of their programs and practices for creating effective and flexible workplaces, based on nationally representative data. A confidential survey of applicants' employees also was conducted.


In April 2011, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center were recognized for high-quality medical care in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Rankings recognize hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties.


Scottsdale Healthcare is the state's only recipient of the 2010 Pioneer Award for Quality from the Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA). The award recognizes Scottsdale Healthcare for organization-wide quality and commendable levels of operational excellence.


In July 2010, Scottsdale Healthcare was ranked among the top 50 U.S. health systems by Thomson Reuters.


Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center is the only hospital in greater Phoenix to earn the 2009 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks Award, which recognizes facilities that deliver high-quality, efficient care.


In 2009, U.S. News & World Report included Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in its listing of the top 50 community hospitals.


Scottsdale Healthcare received its fifth consecutive AARP award in 2007 as Best Employer for Worker s Over 50. The only Arizona-based employee to receive the honor in 2007, Scottsdale Healthcare was also named to AARP's list in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.


Scottsdale Healthcare was recognized as one of the Valley's 2004, 2005, and 2006 Best Workplaces for Commuters by the Environmental Protection Agency and Valley Metro. This award recognizes companies that offer ways to reduce commuter trips such as employer-provided bus passes, compressed work schedules, telecommuting option, preferred parking for carpools and incentives.


Scottsdale Healthcare was named One of the Best Places to Work in the Valley in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Scottsdale Healthcare was acknowledged for creating an enjoyable corporate culture and work environment that fosters personal growth for employees.


Scottsdale Healthcare was honored for Outstanding Dependent Care Programs in 2005 by Summa Associates, consultants in Work/Life Programs.