MUNDELEIN, Ill., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces that the company has been named as one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, ranking at #38 for companies in equal size and #66 overall. Results were based on company application and employee survey results representing 25% and 75% of the scoring respectively. This award, which marks Sysmex America's first appearance on Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work list, follows the company's third Center for Companies That Care Honor Roll award in March which also recognizes Sysmex America's outstanding workplace practices.
"Sysmex America is honored to be among Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work. It is an award that further validates our company's efforts to ensure our employer programs support employee work-life balance, educational and career goals and job satisfaction. By enabling our employees to work at an optimum level, we make it possible for them to provide our customers with best-in-class products and services that make a real difference in clinical and operational results in clinical laboratories worldwide," said Karen Stoneman, Vice President of Human Resources, Sysmex America, Inc.
Modern Healthcare conducted its program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. The program, administered by the Best Companies Group, a PA-based firm that administers "best places to work" programs nationwide, conducted two surveys of healthcare organizations and companies that volunteered to participate. The first survey was a questionnaire for a participating employer detailing company policies, practices, benefits and demographics.
The second survey was a satisfaction survey of a participating company's employees in which employees were asked in-depth questions in core areas: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits and overall satisfaction.
The program was open to all healthcare companies (providers, suppliers, payers, associations, etc.) with at least 25 employees. A total of 327 companies participated in the program. The Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare ranking was announced at an awards conference and gala on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Chicago. A supplement titled, Modern Healthcare's Best Place to Work was issued October 24 and notes Sysmex America, among other healthcare organizations, by order of ranking.
According to Stoneman, many health care organizations are leaders in quality health care, social initiatives and community service. For example, healthcare companies were among the first to embrace diversity hiring and training initiatives, to provide support for working parents, and to establish support groups and social media channels for patients and care provider benefit. "It is particularly gratifying for us at Sysmex America to be aligned with other healthcare organizations nationwide that are committed to an optimum workplace environment and are known leaders in HR initiatives," added Stoneman.
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/usa.
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