PHILADELPHIA (October 28, 2008) — Hahnemann University Hospital is proud to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked the hospital as one of the Philadelphia region’s Best Places to Work for 2008. The award recognizes the company’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of benefits, working conditions and company culture.
Hahnemann was one of hundreds to enter, securing its position on this prestigious list based on the strength of its benefits and programs as evaluated by its employees.
“We participated in the survey because we believe our culture is distinctive in its ability to foster team building in order to provide quality health care,” said Michael P. Halter, chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital. “We are able to do this by fostering working relationships with a number of medical and non-medical professionals to deliver superior healthcare. It is overwhelming the number of talented individuals who have spent their entire careers at our institution. Hahnemann is very proud of its employees, and we’re proud to be a winner of this award.”
The Philadelphia Business Journal’s research partner, Wichita, Kansas-based Quantum Market Research, tabulated the results of thousands of online surveys completed by employees to establish the rank order. Common themes among top companies focused on work-life balance; respect and caring for employees; recognition of accomplishments; feeling empowered; good teamwork and commitment to community.
“The best places to work are companies that recognize employees as their best asset, instrumental in maintaining the quality and reputation for services and products,” said Bernard Dagenais, Philadelphia Business Journal editor. “The right work environment can create a powerful business advantage.”
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 541-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com ###
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