The Boston Globe recognizes Boston Childrens as a Top Place to Work

Children’s ranks #9 on the large employers list

November 7, 2011

Boston, Mass. – Children’s Hospital Boston has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the fourth annual employee-based survey project fromThe Boston Globe, ranking #9 on the large employers list.  The 2011 Globe 100 Top Places to Work list was published in the Sunday Globe on November 6.

The Top Places to Work magazine also includes online extras, such as videos featuring Children’s President and COO, Sandra Fenwick, sortable rankings, photo galleries and more data on each of the 100 listed companies. All can be found The hospital also ranked highly in the categoriesof Career, Directions, Execution, and Work Environment.

"We are honored to be included on the Top Places to Work list. It’s an endorsement of our commitment to our most valuable asset - our people," said Sandra Fenwick, Children's President and COO. "Despite the challenging times faced by all health care providers, our employees and staff are committed to finding new and innovative ways to improving the quality, efficiency and value of our care to the children and families we serve.”

The Boston Globe engaged WorkplaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention, to survey employees at 237 participating companies across the state, receiving completed surveys from 73,813 individuals.  Each was asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 24 distinct statements. In addition, all the employers were invited to complete a 12-question survey on workplace practices.  Every employer was measured according to six factors:  direction, execution, managers, career, conditions, and pay and benefits.

"We truly value our employees and we look for every opportunity to thank them for the exceptional care and service they provide every day," said Inez Stewart, Children's Vice President of Human Resources. "Whether it's through our Employee of the Month program, cultural celebrations and holiday events, we're constantly looking for new ways to honor our diverse workforce, and make Children's a welcoming and supportive place to work."

Participating employers were placed into one of three size groups, based on the number of employees in Massachusetts.  Small workplaces were defined as those with 100 to 249 employees; midsize workplaces were defined as those with 250 to 999 employees; and large workplaces were those with 1,000 or more employees.  All companies were then ranked within their size band.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to Children’s Hospital Boston for their inclusion in the 2011 issue of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, and for so clearly demonstrating effective ways to create a positive work environment,” said Chris Mayer, publisher, The Boston Globe.

Erin Tornatore

Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children’s Hospital Boston has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for the past 21 years. Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 396 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and nine members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children’s research community. For more information about the hospital visit: