Top Places to Work 2014

11/17/14

Winchester Hospital Named No. 3 Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe

Copy of Winchester Hospital Named No. 3 Place to Work  in Massachusetts by The Boston GlobeWinchester, MA (November 17, 2014) – Winchester Hospital has been named No. 3 in the largest employer category on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work 2014 list. Winchester Hospital is the only hospital to be recognized in all seven years of the program’s existence, earning placement in the top five each year. It was also the highest ranked health care organization this year.

The Boston Globe’s 2014 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured about 73,500 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits.

Least important factors were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and a meaningful connection to the work. WorkplaceDynamics also found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies.

“This is a tremendous achievement for the organization,” said Kevin Smith, CEO of Winchester Hospital. “This award demonstrates the deep commitment all our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers have for the health and care of our patients.”

“Employer success can’t be measured solely in profits and revenue,” said Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier. “What matters most to employers are their people. This year’s winning companies go above and beyond to motivate and challenge their workers, which tends to encourage innovation and loyalty.”

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 12th year in a row. The hospital placed No. 8 this year, based on excellence in employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.

The Top Places to Work magazine also includes online extras, such as videos, sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces.Top Places to Work news is also available via Twitter at #workboston.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital, a member of Lahey Health, 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.