September 26, 2008
The MGH recognized as a top employer

working mother

aarpFor the third consecutive year, the MGH has received top employer honors from two national organizations – AARP and Working Mother magazine. AARP has named the hospital one of the top employers in the country for employees over age 50, while the magazine named the MGH to its list of the 100 best companies in the United States for working mothers. Both of these accolades recognize the many programs, policies and benefits designed to support MGH employees.

The recognition from Working Mother was the result of an extensive application process that examined issues such as the hospital's workforce, compensation, child care and leave policies. MGH programs and services that scored particularly high were child care options through the MGH Children's Center and the Back-Up Child Care Center; parenting and child care workshops through the Employee Assistance Program; fitness and wellness programs; and family-friendly benefit policies that allow MGH working mothers flexibility in choosing part- or full-time employment. AARP's announcement that the MGH had earned a spot on its list of the nation's top employers for workers over age 50 also came after a comprehensive application process. Many factors went into choosing the MGH, including recruiting practices, professional development programs, benefit policies and flexible scheduling options.

"It is a tremendous honor that AARP and Working Mother once again have chosen to recognize the MGH in this way," says Jeff Davis, senior vice president for MGH Human Resources. "Our employees constitute an incredibly diverse population, and it is impossible to take a one-size-fits-all approach to meeting both their professional and personal needs. We are committed to equipping all MGHers with the tools they need to succeed, and I believe these honors are a wonderful testament to that fact."

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