Becker’s Hospital Review announced its 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in the U.S. in 2015 and all three MemorialCare hospitals in Long Beach made the grade. The MemorialCare Health System, including Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach, was the only organization with locations in both Los Angeles and Orange counties to be honored in the survey.
The list features healthcare providers, and other health-specific companies, such as medical societies, health IT companies and related organizations based on workforce-centric awards received, benefits offerings, wellness initiatives and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees, according to the release.
“This is a great honor and a testimony to our exceptional 15,000 employees, affiliated physicians and volunteers who contributed to this enormous achievement,” said Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President & CEO of MemorialCare Health System in a statement. “Because of their commitment to continuous improvement and creating a great workplace, we’re able to offer our communities compassionate, high quality care.”
According to MemorialCare, Becker’s Hospital Review mentioned that “MemorialCare fosters a supportive work environment, where employees are encouraged and empowered to eat well, get more exercise and quit smoking through a robust wellness program. Each MemorialCare site also hosts wellness and social events like the scavenger hunts, weekend nature hikes, summer volleyball, Wii tournaments and more. Another program partners employees with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol, with a wellness coach and clinical team to help them make long-lasting lifestyle choices that will benefit them for years.”
MemorialCare has also been awarded the Gallup’s Great Workplace Award four times in a row for having an engaged workplace, among other honors that contributed to its placement on the list.
With more than 200 care locations throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, MemorialCare Health System is a nonprofit, integrated delivery system that includes six top hospitals – Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Community Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente. To learn more, click here.