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Virtua again ranks number one nationally in employee engagement

For the second year in a row, Virtua took top honors for employee satisfaction and engagement in a recent survey conducted by an independent human resources consulting firm. Virtua ranked number one nationally in employee engagement, employee focus on patient care and overall job satisfaction compared with more than 500 U.S. healthcare organizations. The assessment found that overall job satisfaction for Virtua is 90 percent, which puts the healthcare system in the 97th percentile compared to other healthcare systems in the database.

The study was performed by HR Solutions, a company that helps organizations assess and improve their work environments. The Chicago-based company is an American Hospital Association endorsed partner and recognized leader in providing employee survey instruments and human capital management consulting.

“We are especially proud of our healthcare team and of the caring culture, excellent customer service, high clinical quality and safety that our best people deliver to our patients,” said Richard P. Miller, Virtua CEO. “This is important because engaged employees provide an outstanding patient experience and that results in high patient satisfaction.”

The recognition is the latest in a string of top workplace awards. This fall, Virtua was named the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal in the 1,000-employee plus category for the fifth consecutive year, again placing it in the publication’s Hall of Fame.

Miller meets regularly with employees and hosts monthly sessions with a 30-person employee advisory group that counsels senior management on a wide variety of issues. Virtua also has an extensive employee recognition program that includes the Annual SuperStar Awards where individuals and teams are honored for performance achievements and community benefit initiatives. A comprehensive benefits package for employees includes health, dental and vision coverage, 401k retirement program with matching funds, internal educational opportunities for professional growth, tuition assistance, wellness programs, a tobacco-free environment and child care.

As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.