Seven NC Health Entities are Best Places to Work in 2019

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

The organizations featured on this list offer benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful careers above and beyond the average healthcare provider or company; they encourage professional development and promote leadership from within. Many members of the list offer unique wellness and personal benefits to ensure employees strike a positive work/life balance.

In addition to providing a competitive benefits and vacation package, many members of this list support volunteerism and organize community outreach activities.

Becker's Healthcare developed this list based on nominations and editorial research. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company mentioned.

For questions and comments on this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Atrium Health works to instill "One Experience" in every patient and employee encounter by fostering a culture of caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork. As part of this mission, Atrium Health is committed to creating a diverse workforce, which it works toward with the help of several councils and committees focused on recruiting, retaining, engaging and fostering a more inclusive workforce. It offers employees the option to participate in a diversity certificate program to expand cultural competence and understanding of stereotypes, unconscious bias and other concepts. It also offers other forums for employees to learn about diversity, including a symposium and speaker series. It has a platform dedicated to recognizing teammates for meaningful work and service. Atrium has won a host of awards for its work culture, including recognition for its work to help military service members find careers within the health system.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, N.C.). New Hanover Regional Medical Center supports its almost 7,000 employees with personal as well as family-based benefits. The medical center offers tuition assistance as well as access to an employee fitness center and health clinic. In 2018, Forbes honored the hospital among America's Best Large Employers.

Novant Health (Winston Salem, N.C.). Novant Health has received multiple recognitions from the Charlotte Business Journal and Triad Business Journal for being a healthy place to work. The system supports diversity through its Project LIFT, Leveraging Internal Female Talent, which aims to ensure female employees have desired career opportunities at Novant Health and that their leadership talent is used by the organization. Last year, Novant increased its minimum wage, instituted programs to ease the transition for new nursing graduates and made scholarships available for certified nursing assistants who want to be licensed nurses.

Pinehurst (N.C.) Medical Clinic. Pinehurst Medical Clinic offers primary and specialty care to patients across six counties in North Carolina. With 17 locations and 100 physicians, the organization prioritizes excellence and a team culture among care providers. Pinehurst Medical Clinic focuses on internal promotions, and over 70 percent of its supervisor positions over the past year were hires from within. PMC offers its employees free online continuing education units through its HealthStream learning management system, along with several on-site continuing education courses throughout the year.

UNC Medical Center (Chapel Hill, N.C.). UNC Health Care has a staff of around 7,100 employees, including 1,100 medical staff members. The hospital developed employee resource groups, to connect employees with shared life experiences or interests. The hospital also provides academic assistance options and employee discounts for a variety of retail and service providers, among other benefits. The hospital also invests in promotions from within, offering personnel access to the Learning and Organizational Development department and the Center for Leadership Excellence, which provide programs for professional leadership development.

Ensemble Health Partners (Huntersville, N.C.). Ensemble Health Partners provides revenue cycle solutions for healthcare organizations, with a focus on the shift to value-based care and the changing regulatory landscape. The company built a culture of empowerment so individuals can maximize their professional potential. Ensemble encourages team members to develop ideas and pursue them with a "you're the boss of that" model. Ensemble's leadership structure is designed to promote accessibility and career development, and all leaders subscribe to the working manager role. Employees receive competitive benefits in addition to flexible spending accounts, incentive programs and charitable giving opportunities.

Lenovo (Morrisville, N.C.). Lenovo is a $40 billion-plus technology company serving customers in 160 countries. The company offers employees assistance with stress management, work-life balance and financial issues as well as a competitive benefits package. Onsite, the organization offers fitness centers and reduced rates to nearby gyms, wellness centers and cafeterias. In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign named Lenovo to its Corporate Equality Index and Bloomberg ranked it among its Gender Equality Index. The company's workforce is 35 percent women and it sponsors the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.

Full list here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/150-top-places-to-work-in-healthcare-2020.html

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