PURCHASE, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WESTMED Medical Group is proud to announce it has been named by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine as one of the country's "Best Workplaces in Health Care." The distinction was earned for being an organization dedicated to the well-being of our patients, physicians and employees.
WESTMED ranked 27th on the list--one of the three companies listed for New York State and one of the two for Connecticut--based on surveys from nearly 88,000 employees across the industry nationwide. The results show that our team members take great pride in working at WESTMED Medical Group and enjoy a supportive work environment with effective communication and trust in leadership.
"Our success would not be possible without the dedication, commitment to patient care, and excellence of each of our over 1,000 employees who make up the WESTMED family," said Anthony Viceroy, CEO of WESTMED Medical Group.
He continued, "Overall, employee engagement is the cornerstone of our ability to deliver high-quality health care to our patients with a bias towards doing so with unmatched empathy and compassion. Our culture is based on our shared values, mutual respect for one another, and an unyielding commitment to fostering strong employee engagement and retention programs. Among them are our Leadership Academy of WESTMED University that includes career development and training at every level and a 3-tier mentoring program for future managers and leaders. Another, called True North, is an interactive program that we take on the road to all of our medical offices to bring our mission and vision to life. Furthermore, our ongoing WESTMED Awards Program--through which we congratulate and highlight our most outstanding employees—recognizes those who excel in caring for our patients each and every day."
WESTMED also has rolled out initiatives such as the "iEngage" team, whose members include talented employee volunteers from each WESTMED location who work collaboratively with senior leadership to drive culture and employee engagement throughout the organization as it innovates and grows.
"We also invest in our people by sponsoring seasonal organized corporate sports teams that our players and spectators enjoy and host numerous social events throughout the year to foster team building and spirit throughout the organization," Mr. Viceroy added. Furthermore, "one of the foundations of WESTMED's culture is to provide opportunities for employees to give back to the community through a formalized corporate social responsibility program geared towards those in need in our communities."
Research by Great Place to Work has shown that a high-trust workplace culture benefits not only individual performance but the success of the organization overall. The leading health care workplaces outperformed their peers in a number of important areas, such as training, compensation, clear expectations from management and the emotional health of their workplaces. The top-ranked workplaces are also positive, supportive places, with an average of 93 percent of their employees describing colleagues as friendly and welcoming.
About WESTMED Medical Group:
WESTMED Medical Group, based in Purchase, NY, is a large, award-winning multi-specialty medical practice. It is staffed by a team of over 350 physicians dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient and the highest quality of patient care at its 14 locations in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. The practice, known for its one-stop-shopping medical experience for patients, uses state-of-the-art systems and has a national reputation for measured health care excellence. WESTMED has New York medical offices in White Plains, Rye, Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale and New Rochelle, with Connecticut offices in Greenwich, Darien and Stamford.
About The Best Workplaces in Health Care
Published by Great Place to Work and Fortune, the Best Workplaces in Health Care rankings are based on feedback from more than 87,770 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in health care, including the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, and the quality of relationships with co-workers, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.
Earning a place on this list indicates a company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results are considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.
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.
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