Hallmark Health named ‘Top Place to Work’ by The Boston Globe

Nov. 7, 2011 – While the Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup, another championship team was recently recognized by the Boston Globe. Hallmark Health, The Official Healthcare Partner of the 2011 Champion Boston Bruins®, has been honored by being named one of the 2011 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by the daily newspaper.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to Hallmark Health for their inclusion in the 2011 issue of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, and for so clearly demonstrating effective ways to create a positive work environment,” said Chris Mayer, publisher of The Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe engaged WorkplaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention, to survey employees at 237 participating companies, receiving completed surveys from 73,813 individuals.  Each was asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from “New ideas are encouraged at this company, ’’ to “It’s easy to tell my boss the truth.”  In addition, all the employers were invited to complete a 12-question survey on workplace practices. 

To compile the ranking, each employer was measured according to six factors:  Direction, execution, managers, career, conditions, and pay and benefits.

All of the participating employers were placed into one of three size groups, based on the number of employees in Massachusetts, to account for the “small company effect’’ found in such surveys.  Small workplaces were defined as those with 100 to 249 employees; midsize workplaces were defined as those with 250 to 999 employees; and large workplaces were those with 1,000 or more employees. All companies were then ranked within their size band.

Hallmark Health, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, has also been named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list every year for the past eight years.

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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