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Virtua ranks Number One in employee satisfaction

Virtua employees love their jobs, and a recent survey conducted by an independent human resources consulting firm proves just how much. Virtua ranked number one nationally in employee engagement, employee focus on patient care and overall job satisfaction compared other large U.S. healthcare systems in the firm’s database. The assessment found that overall job satisfaction for Virtua is 90 percent, which puts the healthcare system in the 98th percentile compared to the 145 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.

According to Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO, “Our employees are one of our best assets and this survey confirms what was already apparent to our patients and visitors. Our employees love what they do and care deeply that patients are given the best experience possible.”

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 fourth consecutive year, placing it in the publication’s Hall of Fame.

“This recognition highlights Virtua’s achievement of creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains the best people,” said Miller. “Virtua remains committed to improving overall employee engagement for the benefit of our employees and our patients.”

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. Employees are actively engaged in process improvement initiatives including Six Sigma and Lean projects, as well as problem solving Workouts. Miller attributes the organization’s strong quality and financial performance directly to employee engagement.

Virtua has a comprehensive employee recognition program that includes the Annual SuperStar Awards where individuals and teams are honored for performance achievements and community benefit initiatives.

In addition to regularly recognizing employees, Virtua provides a comprehensive benefits package which 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.