ATLANTA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is among
FORTUNE magazine's elite list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" employers in
the country. Children's is the only pediatric hospital in the nation to
achieve this honor.
Children's joins five other Georgia organizations on the list. This marks
the first time Children's has been featured in the FORTUNE ranking. The list
and related stories appears in the January 23rd issue of FORTUNE, available on
newsstands January 16th and at www.fortune.com on January 9th.
"We are honored to be included among a listing of such prestigious
companies," said James E. Tally, president and CEO of Children's. "It is a
testament to the commitment and passion every employee at Children's has to
provide the best possible care for patients and their families. Their
dedication epitomizes the culture that makes Children's a great place to
Children's recognizes that efforts to provide a great working environment
begin with the organization's culture. In 2004, Children's created an Employee
Promise, based on four areas employees identified as most important to them:
total rewards, work-life balance, mutual respect and learning. This promise
embodies the organization's ongoing commitment to making Children's a great
place to work.
Several programs are in place to promote work-life balance, such as
flexible scheduling, a concierge service for employees, telecommuting
alternatives and "The Club," a wellness program that encourages healthy
lifestyles. Additionally, a 40-person learning services team helps cultivate
employees' knowledge with nearly 300 classes, a management certification
program and a center for leadership.
In addition to traditional benefits, Children's offers many unique
programs, such as Small Wonders, which educates employees about the active
role they can take in avoiding risks during pregnancy and provides families a
$100 savings bond in the baby's name. Children's also hosts Great Expectations
baby showers, which are celebrations for expectant parents and a forum for
them to learn about the resources and benefits Children's offers.
"We work hard to be attentive to the needs of all of our employees, and
support the variety of personal and professional goals they have," said Linda
Matzigkeit, senior vice president, human resources at Children's. "We know our
employees are the most important part of our team and that ultimately, we are
helping our patients and their families by taking care of their most valuable
resource - their caregivers."
FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For" list is the result of an
analysis performed by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute. Companies are
ranked based on an extensive two-part questionnaire that covers employment and
benefits data, as well as open-ended questions on quality-of-workplace issues
and surveys completed by randomly selected employees. Employee responses
constitute two-thirds of the scoring system used to separate the good
companies from the great companies.
The complete list of the "100 Best" can be found at
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the leading pediatric healthcare
systems in the country, is a not-for-profit organization that benefits from
the generous philanthropic and volunteer support of our community. With 430
licensed beds in two hospitals and more than 450,000 annual patient visits,
Children's is nationally recognized for excellence in cancer, cardiac,
neonatal, orthopaedic and transplant care, as well as in many other pediatric
specialties. Child magazine ranks Children's as one of the top 10 children's
hospitals nationwide and Children's is among U.S.News & World Report's top
pediatric hospitals. To learn more about Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,
visit http://www.choa.org or call 404-250-KIDS.
SOURCE Children's Healthcare of Atlanta