Winchester Top Place to Work

06/01/12

Winchester Hospital Named as Boston Business Journal’s No. 6 Best Place to Work in Massachusetts

Winchester Hospital has been named No. 6 on Boston Business Journal’s 2012 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 six hospitals on the list, which also included Hallmark Health System, Mount Auburn Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Anna Jacques Hospital and Lowell General Hospital.

Winchester Hospital has been recognized in all 10 years of the regional awards program’s existence, twice with the No 1 ranking. This year, more than 400 companies qualified for consideration.

Companies were evaluated on the results of satisfaction surveys, which included questions about work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management and compensation and benefits. The survey project was launched by Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Neb.

“It is an incredible honor to make this list for 10 straight years,” said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive officer of Winchester Hospital. “We congratulate and thank our staff. It is their dedication, collaboration and professionalism that makes Winchester Hospital such a great place to work.”

“Our Best Places to Work event recognizes the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren’t as easy to give.”

Winchester Hospital, along with 74 other winners in three size categories – small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) – are profiled in Boston Business Journal’s special June 1 supplement.

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.