St. Joseph's Healthcare System: Top '100 Great Places To Work'... Again!

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PATERSON, NJ [April 16, 2012] - St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has been named among the nation’s 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review for creating an outstanding workplace through opportunities for professional development, robust benefits, and a strong sense of community. This is the second consecutive year that St. Joseph’s has received this prestigious recognition, previously called, 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

“St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is truly honored to be selected by Becker’s as a top 100 healthcare industry employer,” states William A. McDonald, President  and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System which includes St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital based in Paterson, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in Wayne and St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Cedar Grove. “The credit for this national honor goes directly to the St. Joseph’s employee family for their dedication to our patients, their professions, and our organization’s uncommon commitment to healthcare service excellence,” he adds.

According to Becker’s, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, like the other organizations appearing in the 2012 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list, goes ‘above and beyond’ to keep their employees happy, healthy and motivated. They consistently achieve high employee satisfaction scores and report low turnover rates. They encourage a healthy work/life balance by providing wellness programs, financial assistance and adoption and child care amenities, as well as encouraging professional development through tuition reimbursement and on-site education.

Other industry leaders joining St. Joseph’s Healthcare System on the prestigious 2012 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list include The Cleveland Clinic, OH; The Mayo Clinic, MN; and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, CA.

A highly-respected provider of executive level business and legal news and analysis about hospitals and health systems, Becker’s selected the 2012 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare based on nominations, inclusion on other industry lists and research conducted by the Becker's editorial team. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list.

The 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare profile of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System reads:

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is comprised of several acute-care hospitals, a children’s hospital and a nursing home in the Paterson, N.J., area. The health system’s employee retention rate is 94.5 percent, well above the national industry average of 88.5 percent. St. Joseph’s nursing vacancy rate is also less than 1 percent. In 2012, employees at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System will pay an average of only 22 percent of their healthcare and prescription drug costs, and employees can see physicians and other providers within the health system at virtually no cost. Employees are also able to take advantage of free or discounted admissions to hockey and baseball games, Broadway shows in New York City and other area attractions. “We are truly a family at St. Joseph’s,” said an employee in an anonymous testimonial. “I know I can count on my colleagues for help and not be disappointed. That is the reason I choose to work at St. Joseph’s. I love the people I work with and the work they help me accomplish. 

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

Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Becker’s ASC Review is a bimonthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis to surgery center administrators, physicians and industry leaders. The content is geared toward decision-makers in surgery centers, and we work to provide guidance, advice and news specifically for those key industry players.

About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1867, St. Joseph’s Hospital has grown in size and scope of service to encompass St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary medical center and state-designated trauma center including acute care comprehensive St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, a state-designated children’s hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, an acute care community hospital and division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Wayne, NJ; and St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, a long-term skilled nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ. For more information about St. Joseph’s leading edge programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.754.SJHS (7547).


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