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SJHS Among Nation's 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

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PATERSON, NJ [MAY 12, 2011] - St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Paterson, NJ, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the 2011 “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in the United States by Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review.

“St. Joseph’s is a true jewel among healthcare industry organizations. To be recognized by Becker’s is a highly significant honor for us all – as colleagues with a common mission of quality service excellence and as a top industry employer,” states Bill McDonald, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. “The credit for this national honor goes entirely to our physician-employee team.”

A highly-respected provider of executive level business and legal news and analysis about hospitals and health systems, Becker’s developed the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" list following a three-month nomination process which includes extensive research and feedback from healthcare industry leaders on the final selection of candidates.

According to Becker’s, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, like the other organizations appearing on the 2011 “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list, has “put tremendous thought into the building blocks that make up a great workplace: robust benefits, opportunities for self-improvement, employee appreciation and strong ties between staff members, to name a few. These organizations set and meet high standards for employee satisfaction and demonstrate to the industry that quality care begins with an engaged workforce.”

Other industry leaders joining St. Joseph’s Healthcare System on the prestigious 2011 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list include the Cleveland Clinic, OH; Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD; The Mayo Clinic, MN; Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, CA; and the University of Washington Medical Center, WA. St. Joseph’s is one of only three New York Metropolitan Area hospitals saluted this year.

The “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” profile of St. Joseph's Healthcare System reads:

“St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is an integrated, multi-disciplinary healthcare system that employs more people than any other organization in Passaic County. The hospital's retention rate sits at 9.8 percent, two percent better the national average of 11.7 percent, and its nursing vacancy rate is less than one percent. The hospital credits its excellence in nursing to its belief in shared governance, manifested through the appointment of nursing representatives to many hospital committees. In 2011, St. Joseph's employees and their dependents are forecast to pay only 15 percent of their healthcare expenses, while the system will pay for the remaining 84 percent. The system's Wellness at Work Committee sponsors monthly wellness programs, educational fairs, free screenings and vaccinations. The system's generous tuition assistance program benefitted over 200 employees in 2009-2010, with each receiving an average tuition benefit of $2,000. One staff member said about the system's professional development program, ‘St. Joseph's has supported me through several career changes and has always allowed the flexibility I needed to balance my personal and professional lives. I consider the staff at St. Joseph's to be my second family. It is obvious that St. Joseph's is a different kind of organization, and I could never imagine myself working anywhere else.’"

About Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a Chicago-based publication focusing on hospital business, finance, legal advice and industry news. The primary contributors and audience for this publication are hospital executives and healthcare industry leaders. Becker's ASC Review is a Chicago-based publication focusing on legal, business and clinical advice for ambulatory surgery center leaders, physicians and administrators. The 2010 “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list is available at www.beckershospitalreview.com/100-best-places-to-work-2010.

 

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