South Bay Hospital
April 05, 2020

Sun City Center, Florida — South Bay Hospital has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Tampa Bay Times. This is the second year in a row employees have recognized the hospital’s exceptional culture building on the award recognition in 2019. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Now more than ever our caregivers at South Bay Hospital show up and help each other across the organization every day,” said Dan Bender, South Bay Hospital CEO. “We are located in a community that models support, friendship and going the extra mile for others. Our team emulates this culture of support so vital to the Southshore community, and we bring those values with us to work. I could not be more proud of the hard working people that come into this hospital every day to serve and care for others.”

South Bay Hospital employs close to 600 people. These active caregivers participate in and provide support to over 35 local community organizations and boards. South Bay Hospital is a member of the HCA-West Florida Division and hospital employees receive a robust benefits package. Employee celebrate milestones and annual days of recognition throughout the year carrying over and sharing the good cheer with patients and community neighbors.

The official employee celebration of South Bay Hospital’s back to back recognition as a Tampa Bay Top Workplace will have to wait until later in the year, but that has not stopped the entire team from taking pride in this validation of what they already recognize.

“We are asking a great deal from our team at South Bay right now. They continue to demonstrate what it means to care for each other and our patients in even the most difficult of circumstances,” said Bender. “We are stronger and more resilient through times such as this because we support one another in extraordinary ways.”

“For more than a decade, the Top Workplaces award has helped organizations stand out among their competitors to attract talent,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “This differentiation is more important than ever in today’s tight labor market. Establishing a continuous conversation with employees so you have a deep understanding of your unique culture is proven to help achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. No longer is recognition simply a much-deserved cause for celebration, but it’s fast becoming missioncritical to establish a competitive advantage for recruitment and retention.”

About Energage

Energage, a certified B-corporation, offers web-based solutions and advisory services that help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. Home of Top Workplaces research, Energage offers solutions that collect, understand and amplify the voice of the employee, enabling organizations to reduce unwanted turnover, lower recruiting costs and increase retention. Based on more than 13 years of culture research, advanced comparative analytics, and patented algorithms trained on more than 20 million employees at 58,000 companies, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization. For more information, please visit