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Published on December 10, 2007

Abington Memorial Hospital Earns "Best Places to Work" Designation

ABINGTON, PA (December 10, 2007) - Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH) was recently designated as one of the state's "Best Places to Work" by Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the state Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Central Business Journal. AMH was ranked 19 among 50 large companies that received recognition. This is the first time Abington has applied for this prestigious designation. 

The companies ranked as the "Best Places to Work in PA" are innovators and are viewed as benchmarks for other companies. Each organization that made the list was recognized for individual practices that are unique. Some of the benefits highlighted at Abington Memorial Hospital include: on-site daycare; several medical plan choices including one that is fully employer paid; domestic partner benefits; personal day to celebrate employee birthdays; employee wellness programs and employee recognition programs.

"I am so pleased to see AMH receive this recognition, especially on our first attempt," says Meg McGoldrick, chief operating officer, Abington Memorial Hospital. "Given how competitive this program is and with a record number of reported applicants this year, we should all be very proud. We thank all of our employees for making us one of PA's Best Places to Work. The most important factor in our success is our staff."

In its eighth year, "Best Places to Work in PA" identifies and celebrates the best places of employment in the state. The goal of the program is to assist companies in improving their practices, which is ultimately what attracts and retains the best employees; thereby maintaining continued success for the organization and also benefiting the state's workforce.

Open to all publicly or privately held companies, the "Best Places to Work in PA" requires that companies must have a facility in Pennsylvania, have at least 25 employees and be in good standing with all Commonwealth agencies in order to be considered.

All companies that apply have to go through a two-part process. Part one of the assessment consists of a confidential employee survey, which is used to evaluate the employees' workplace experience.  Part two of the assessment consists of an employer survey about company benefits, policies, practices and other information. Both of these evaluations are analyzed when determining if a company gets ranked. However, the employee evaluation, sent to 250 randomly selected employees, carries the most weight overall.

Abington Memorial Hospital is an independent 570-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 900 physicians and 5,500 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, maternal child health and surgery.

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