Metroplex Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has received the Gallup Great Workplace award for workforce performance.

The award is given to the best-performing workforces in the world. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses the applicants’ results to select the winners.

Adventist was among 29 companies to receive the Gallup award at a ceremony in Nebraska last month.

“The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice said in a Metroplex news release. “When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the recipients have worked tirelessly to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”

“We place a tremendous value on our employees; they are our most important asset,” said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “We will continue to focus on creating and maintaining an environment where employees are engaged, fulfilled and focused on our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. As a result, our patients and communities benefit from their dedication and commitment to excellence.”

Metroplex Health System is the primary health care provider for West Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties. Serving more than 140,000 patients per year, with more than 300 physicians offering 43 medical specialties and a variety of wellness services, Adventist Health System manages 42 hospitals and employs more than 55,000 people in the U.S. and is the 10th largest hospital system in the country.

Aegis Limited

Aegis Limited, with a call center in Killeen, a leading global business process outsourcing provider and part of the Essar Group, also announced this week that it has been recognized as the Contact Center Outsourcing Services Provider of the Year 2011 by global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

The award was presented at Frost & Sullivan’s annual Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards function in Singapore.

The awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace.