Tabitha Schmitt began her career at Hendrick Medical Center just five days ago, and she says it already feels like home.
"That's the standard for hospitals and that's the standards for where people want to work," Schmitt said. "I wanted to see what else was out there, but definitely had Hendrick in the back of my mind..as one of my first experiences as a professional."
Schmitt, along with other employees at Hendrick Medical Center, celebrated today because the hospital earned the Gallop, or "Great Workplace" award for the eighth consecutive year.
Jasmine McCabe-Gossett works in the Human Resources Department, she said there are special criteria to earn this award.
"Gallup, works with organizations from around the world and what they do is they measure the level of engagement within the organization," she said.
The Gallop Awards also recognized several other Abilene companies, including ABC Supply Co. Inc, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, and Nationwide Insurance.
Each of these Abilene locations were said to have excelled in their workplace standards and were recognized by Gallop.
"We want to hire people that get that, that buy into that," said McCabe-Gossett.