PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been named among the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s ASC Review, and the Beryl Companies. These national organizations analyze employee benefits and the relationship between administration and staff, among many other factors, in compiling their annual top-100 list, which includes some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country.
BMC was selected “for its demonstrated excellence in providing a work environment that promotes teamwork, professional development, and quality patient care.” According to Becker’s, “BMC has established numerous programs to reward employees for their hard work. In addition to generous earned time and holiday benefits, employees receive both paid educational time and tuition reimbursement benefits, and enjoy an annual employee-recognition and awards dinner.”
The criteria that Becker’s uses for honoring a hospital or health care organization include strong benefits and allowances for time off and flexible scheduling; programs that encourage employee wellness, financial stability, and work-life balance; a structure that encourages employees to submit feedback and pursue professional development; positive feedback from facility and organization employees regarding the relationship between administration and staff; and clear communication to all staff members.
“Every day, I hear business leaders talk about how customer loyalty and customer satisfaction are their companies’ number one goals, but you can’t reach those goals if your employees aren’t happy,” said Paul Spiegelman, founder and CEO of Beryl. “The health care organizations that are honored by Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review understand this concept. We’re proud to recognize organizations that set the example of creating a strong culture as part of their strategy and commitment to provide excellence in patient care with improved clinical outcomes.”
Hundreds of health care organizations from across the U.S. are considered for the top-100 list. Becker’s then uses a panel of nationally recognized health care experts from across the industry to analyze the list of hospitals and other organizations nominated for the honor. The editorial team at Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review then finalize the list, which is reviewed again by experts at Beryl, which is a technology-focused patient-experience services company dedicated to improving relationships between health care providers and consumers.
The 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare is featured in the May/June issues of Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review, as well as at www.beckershospitalreview.com.