Peterson honors past, celebrates the future with awards

The medical center receives award for best workplace for a third consecutive year, but hospital officials also pay respects to one of their pioneering doctors.

Peterson Health took the time to honor its own and remember a Hill Country healthcare pioneer.

Gathered in the lobby at Peterson Medical Center on Friday, the healthcare system announced to its employees that it was honored with another “Best Places To Work” award — a third consecutive year for the honor. However, the moment faced tempering when honoring the work of orthopedic surgeons at Peterson.

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Peterson Health President and CEO Cory Edmondson said the hospital wouldn’t have been able to receive the acclaim for knee replacements if it wasn’t for the work of the late Dr. William Allen, affectionately known as the professor, who died on May 9.


Allen’s pioneering work in orthopedics helped set the tone for the day. Dr. Robert Mitchell thanked Edmondson for recognizing Allen’s contributions. Peterson has racked up a slew of awards in recent weeks, including awards for patient satisfaction and safety.

However, Peterson’s place in the Kerr County economy makes its latest award another notch in the Texas healthcare community. Modern Healthcare gave the workplace award.

Chief Human Resources Officer Denton Gruzensky said the award recognizes organizations that empower workers to provide top-quality care, products, and services to patients and customers.

Edmondson said Peterson Health is an exceptional workplace, thanks to the hard work and dedication of its team. He believes that the hospital’s culture is unique, as it fosters world-class care, a safe patient environment, and a family atmosphere.

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