Winchester Hospital Top Place to Work

11/14/12

Winchester Hospital Named No. 4 Place to Work by The Boston Globe

Winchester Hospital has been named No. 4 in the large employer category on the Boston Globe’s 100 Top Places to Work 2012. Winchester Hospital – which earned the No. 1, No. 2, No. 5 and No. 4 rankings in the Globe’s last four listings of top employers in Massachusetts, respectively – was this year’s highest ranked hospital. 

The Globe 100’s Top Places to Work 2012, which was published in the Sunday Boston Globe on Nov. 4, is based on confidential surveys from 81,907 employees at 304 private, public and nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts. It recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company direction, execution, managers, careers, conditions, pay and benefits.

The report was compiled by WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa., specialists in employee engagement and retention. The rankings were organized into three categories: large, midsize and small companies.

“With all the changes in health care over the past year, one thing has remained a constant: Winchester Hospital’s commitment to advancing the health and the care of the patients we so proudly serve,” said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of Winchester Hospital. “We would not be able to maintain such a high level of care if not for our dedicated employees, physicians and volunteers with whom I am so fortunate to work with everyday.”

“When we launched in 2008 during the Great Recession, we wondered if employers would lose focus on keeping their employees happy,” Boston Globe Business Editor Shirley Leung said. “But businesses have continued to make strides in employee appreciation and opportunities. With more than 300 companies surveyed this year, we saw our highest participation rate to date.”

In June, Winchester Hospital was named to Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Massachusetts list in the large company category for the 10th year in a row. The hospital placed No. 6 this year, based on excellence in employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. U.S. News & World Reporter also ranked Winchester Hospital 13th best in the Boston region.  

This spring, Winchester hospital was named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals of 2012, while HealthExec News named Winchester Hospital one of the top-25 hospitals to work for in the U.S. and for the fifth year in a row, the hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from HealthGrades®.

To view the Globe 100’s Top Places to Work 2011 report, visit www.boston.com/topworkplaces.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. 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, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics 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.