BBJ Best Places

06/17/13

Winchester Hospital Named as Boston Business Journal’s No. 8 Best Place to Work

Winchester Hospital has been named No. 8 on Boston Business Journal’s 2013 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts list in the large company category for excellence in employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. Winchester Hospital is the highest ranking of the five hospitals on the list, which also included Lowell General Hospital,Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Hallmark Health. 2013 BBJ Best Places

Winchester Hospital has beenrecognized in all 11 years of the regionalawards program’s existence, twice with the No 1 ranking. This year, more than 400 companies qualified forconsideration.

Companies wereevaluated on the results of satisfaction surveys, which includedquestions about work environment,work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, andcompensation and benefits. Thesurvey project was launched by BostonBusiness Journal in conjunction with market research firm QuantumWorkplace of Omaha, Neb.

“We have made this list for 11 straight yearsnow, and it is such an honor to be recognized as one of the best places to work,”said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of Winchester Hospital.“Our incredibly hardworking and dedicated staff is the reason why Winchester Hospital is such a great place to work.”

“Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creatinga high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditionalrewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give,” said ChrisMcIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “In good times and in bad,our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can createpowerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies thatare about more than just business.”

Winchester Hospital, along with 79 other winners infour categories – small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees), large(more than 500 employees) and PR/Communications – are profiled in Boston Business Journal’s special June14 supplement.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology,pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.