The Oregonian Names MCMC A Winner Of The 2018 Top Workplaces Award

The Dalles, Oregon, Oct. 1, 2018–Mid-Columbia Medical Center has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through the third-party survey administered last April by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. This is Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s third time receiving this distinguished award.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

The executive leadership team is very proud of what MCMC staff have achieved, said MCMC President & CEO Dennis Knox.

“I’d like to thank all of our employees for their support in helping make Mid-Columbia Medical Center one of the Top Workplaces in 2018,” Knox said. “They are the ambassadors of our mission to spread health and wellness throughout the community. We are honored to have such high caliber staff on board to provide patient-centered care to Gorge residents.”

MCMC has participated in the Energage employee engagement survey every other year since 2012. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year, MCMC had more than 70 percent participation.

“This award carries tremendous meaning for the executive leadership team because we were judged by the people who know us best—our employees,” Knox said. “Based on their feedback, we are heading in the right direction.”

About Mid-Columbia Medical Center

MCMC has been serving the Columbia River Gorge for over 50 years. Adopted in 1992, the Planetree philosophy of patient care emphasizes the need to address a person's intellectual, environmental, emotional, and spiritual concerns in addition to their physical needs. For more information, visit

Left to right: Don Wenzler (CNO), Dennis Knox (CEO), and Dave Sturgeon (CFO).

Left to right: Lindsay Lederer, Lianne Morris, Dave Sturgeon, Stacy Marsh, Dennis Knox, Celeste Hill-Thomas, Don Wenzler, Cheri McCall, Camilla Gast, and Tanya Hoiseth.