Virtua Honored with Workplace of the Year AwardVirtua has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2016 Workplace of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Virtua is one of only 20 organizations out of 120 surveyed hospitals and health systems nationwide to receive the award.
“Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage,” said Steven Berkow, Executive Director, Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company. “With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”
Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed. The award recognizes Virtua’s commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.
“We are honored to achieve this distinction from the prestigious Advisory Board Company,” said Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller. “Employees are the key to building a great patient experience. Engaged employees are productive employees who contribute directly to Virtua’s mission to help patients be well, get well and stay well.”
One of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua’s mission is to help people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Virtua provides services through the Virtua Medical Group with 302 physicians and other clinicians, and at its hospitals, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and paramedic program. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers nearly 8,000 babies a year. It provides employment and wellness services to 1,500 businesses. It participates as part of Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,400 physicians and other clinicians. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics. Virtua employs nearly 9,000 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.