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Adventist Excellence: Health system and Journalism awarded

Adventist Excellence: Health system and Journalism awarded

The Adventist Review Staff

Washington D.C., USA [Adventist Review; Gallup; CD EUDNews]. Gallup announces 32 distinguished organizations are recipients of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Each year Gallup recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that e

April 09, 2013 | Adventist Review; Gallup; CD EUDNews;

Washington D.C., USA [Adventist Review; Gallup; CD EUDNews]. Gallup announces 32 distinguished organizations are recipients of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award. Each year Gallup recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that employee engagement drives real business outcomes and who have mastered how to engage their workforces.

Gallup Great Workplace Award winners span the globe and represent all facets of business from healthcare to hospitality, retail to manufacturing, and banks to insurance. These award winners average a ratio of engaged employees to actively disengaged employees that is more than five times the national ratio and more than 20 times the ratio of workforces globally.

Among the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award recipients there is also the Adventist Health System. To see the complete list, please visit the following web page: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/thirty-two-organizations-receive-the-2013-gallup-great-workplace-award-1774770.htm

"These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence," says Dr. James Harter, Gallup's chief scientist. "They have proven track records for improving lives along with performance. The management tenets they practice have proven value in both thriving and struggling economies overall."

Each of the award recipients have shown a quantifiable impact as a result of having a more engaged workforce, and they have achieved this by integrating engagement into four areas that Gallup has identified as vital to cultivating a workplace culture of engagement: Strategy and Leadership, Accountability and Performance, Communication and Knowledge Management, Development and Ongoing Learning.

Gallup will formally present the winners with their awards during the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Summit, May 7-9, 2013.

To learn more about Gallup, please visit the following web page: http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

Journalism

Two lay members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who published articles in Adventist Review magazine in 2012 each received one of the Christian world’s top publishing prizes: Awards of Excellence from the Associated Church Press, an industry group. A total of 11 awards were presented to Adventist Review and Adventist World writers, staff and designers for work published last year, during ACP’s convention awards banquet on April 4, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Herbert Blomstedt, a Seventh-day Adventist and Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, received an Award of Excellence for his 2012 Adventist Review cover feature, “Present Truth in Music.” Blomstedt’s composition won the top honor in the category: “Theological Reflection, Long Format.”

Sudha Khristmukti, an Adventist writing from Gujarat, India, also received an ACP Award of Excellence in the category “Personal Experience/First-person account, short format,” for her January 12, 2012 feature, “The God of Impossible Causes.”

Brian Gray’s May 10, 2012 cover design for “Women and their Words,” a story by Adventist Review’s Gina Wahlen, assistant to the editor, received an Award of Excellence in the magazine cover category. Gray, who is employed by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland, serves as Art Director for Adventist Review magazine.

Assistant editor Kimberly Luste Maran, won an Award of Merit in the “Reporting and Writing: In-Depth Coverage: Magazine” category for her June 14, 2012 Adventist Review cover story "Shut In and Left Out," while Dever Design, the graphics firm that supports Adventist World’s design efforts, received an Award of Merit for their work in designing a feature story for that publication.

An Honorable Mention went to Maran, coordinating editor Stephen Chavez, and Dever Design for redesign work on Adventist World magazine. Honorable mentions were also presented to associate editor Lael Caesar and news editor Mark A. Kellner in the “Biographical Profile” category for their separate 2012 Adventist Review cover stories, and to Willie E. Hucks II, for a long-format devotional article. Hucks is also an associate editor of Ministry magazine, which received several ACP awards at the event.

KidsView, the monthly Adventist Review supplement for younger readers, received an Honorable Mention in the “Newsletter Design – Entire Issue” category. In all, Adventist Review and Adventist World received 11 awards from the ACP.

Other Seventh-day Adventist publications receiving notice from the ACP were the Journal of Adventist Education and the Canadian Adventist Messenger. The Associated Church Press, founded in 1916, is the oldest association of Christian publications in the United States.

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