Martin’s Point Health Care is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.
Martin’s Point Health Care ranked #5 on the list, based on employees’ assessments of the pride they take in their jobs, the camaraderie they experience with coworkers, and the trust they feel toward Martin’s Point leaders.
This year’s Best Workplaces in Health Care stand out for creating workplaces that employees say make them feel good about what they do and close to their coworkers. Those feelings come despite employees working in an industry under pressure to implement new regulations, curb rising costs, and absorb technology advances while also caring for patients and members.
To create the list, Great Place to Work® surveyed close to 34,500 employees in health care organizations, including hospital systems, home health care providers, national health care associations, and medical products distributors.
Martin’s Point and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index© employee assessment survey. Survey questions assessed coworkers’ feelings on camaraderie and pride on the job, as well as how they felt about other workplace issues including management, communication, work-life balance, and compensation.
“Employees at the Best Workplaces in Health Care are working in a family-like atmosphere where everyone’s got each other’s back and they’re working toward a common goal of taking care of people,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “And the organizations that foster these inspiring, collegial cultures benefit by becoming talent magnets.”
This camaraderie creates a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining employees at a time when many organizations in the industry can’t fill jobs fast enough. In 2015, voluntary turnover in health care organizations hit 14.4%, according to CompData Surveys, but best health care workplaces are doing better at hanging onto workers, including in-demand positions such as nursing. Voluntary turnover at Martin’s Point came in at 7% for 2015, beating that national trend by more than half.
“Over the past five or so years, our organization has engaged in intensive culture work to improve our employees’ experience so they, in turn, can provide positive experiences for our patients and health plan members,” says Teresa Nizza, Chief Human Resources Officer at Martin’s Point. “It’s very exciting and affirming to have earned this recognition through the direct feedback of our employees.”
“At Martin’s Point, we work very hard to create an atmosphere where our employees feel cared for. Building those positive, energizing feelings in our workplace is especially important in health care, where the daily work of caring for others is very demanding,” adds Nizza. “Our efforts range from the big things…like organization-wide training on building respectful and trusting work relationships, to the small (but fun) things like making sure each one of our 800+ employees goes home with a Thanksgiving treat on Pie Day. When you add in organizational goals that support transparent communication, employee development, and business results, you start to gain real advances in creating a great place to work.”
The Best Workplaces in Health Care ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations. To see the full list of the Best Workplaces in Health Care click here.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.