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3 Healthcare Organizations Make Best Workplaces List


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By Jennifer Thew, RN

Three healthcare organizations have been named to the 25 Best Large Workplaces in New York list compiled by the consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. 

They are:

6. Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey

23. WESTMED Medical Group, Purchase, New York

25. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Other organizations on the list include Comcast NBCUniversal, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

“At NewYork-Presbyterian, we know that our strongest assets in providing excellent patient care are our talented and committed employees,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian in a news release. “We are proud to be on this distinguished list of exceptional workplaces.”

Employee Feedback

The list to into account the Great Place to Work survey results from some 137,000 employees’ assessments of their organizations.  The survey assessed over 50 different metrics, including management transparency, professional development, meaningful work, promotion equity, and the generosity of benefit programs.

"At WESTMED, we invest in our people by offering ongoing training and development opportunities, mentoring programs, and employee engagement initiatives that are championed by senior leadership—with a sole purpose of collaboratively guiding culture. By equipping employees with tools and resources to consistently deliver exceptional service, we are able to create an outstanding workplace culture, and ultimately deliver a more positive patient experience,” says Anthony Viceroy, CEO of WESTMED Medical Group in a news release.

Key findings from the Great Place to Work survey taken by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital employees include that 91% say they are proud to tell others where they work, and 87% believe their work has special meaning. A great work atmosphere was reported by 92% of employees, and 88% report they have a great boss.

“We believe employee engagement is a key pillar to our overall commitment to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service,” Laura L. Forese, MD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian “We constantly strive to evaluate and improve efforts to promote professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among our workforce.”