Mass. Medical Society Honored for Workplace Culture

WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) was recently honored as one of the 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Manage-ment.

This annual list, now in its fourth year, ranks the top 25 small and top 25 medium-sized companies in America that use smart people-management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces. The organizations range in size from 50 to 999 employees and were selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), an international research and consulting firm. The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company evaluated was given a score based on employees’ responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organizations’ workplace cultures.

“Our physician leaders and senior management have devoted much time and energy to making the medical society a special place to work,” said MMS Executive Vice President Corinne Broderick, a 22-year veteran with the organization who served the society in several capacities prior to becoming its executive vice president in 2001. “To be recognized nationally as a great place to work is gratifying, a wonderful honor, and testimony to the caliber and character of our employees.”

Headquartered in Waltham, with regional offices in Lakeville and Holyoke, the Mass. Medical Society is the statewide professional organization of physicians. It has approximately 400 employees working in membership services, professional development, medical education, advocacy, publishing, and related services.

The society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s leading medical journals; the Journal Watch family of professional newsletters covering 11 specialties; and AIDS Clinical Care. The society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. It is also a leading provider of health care information for the patient population in the state. Founded in 1781, it is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country, currently boasting some 18,600 physician and medical student members.

This is the second time in three years that the MMS has been honored as a good place to work. In 2004, it was ranked No. 6 in the Boston Business Journal’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts. That award recognized the company’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of benefits, working conditions, and company culture.