Children's Hospital Boston named to Boston Globe's 100 Top Places to Work
November 10, 2008
Children's Hospital Boston has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the debut of an employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 9.
Produced by the same team that compiles the 21-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts, the Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly-held businesses were included in the analysis.
The rankings in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from 120,000 employees at about 600 Massachusetts organizations. This marks the first time that a Globe 100 report honors private as well as publicly-held organizations.
Children's Hospital was ranked 16th on the overall list and placed fifth on the top 25 large workplaces list.
"As a hospital, we strive not only to provide exceptional care and exceptional service to our patients and their families, but to our employees and community as well," said Inez Stewart, vice president of Human Resources at Children's. "What makes this recognition so special is that it is based directly on our employees' feedback. We thank them for their commitment to the hospital and our collective mission of improving children's health, and look forward to continuing our commitment to them and maintaining the hospital as a workplace of choice."
To qualify for the Globe 100's Top Places to Work, a company had to have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts. Nearly 600 qualified companies accepted an invitation to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
To access the full report please visit the Boston Globe's Web site at: http://www.boston.com/topworkplaces.
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to 397 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and comprehensive 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 500 scientists, including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and 12 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children's research community. For more information about the hospital visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.