Chesapeake Urology Associates Recognized as a Top U.S. Healthcare Employer

May 10, 2011, 08:07 ET from Chesapeake Urology Associates

BALTIMORE, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates,(CUA) and its Maryland Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) were named last week to the 2011 Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Becker's named 100 workplaces to the list, representing a wide spectrum of facilities, from leading health systems to small community hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices.

According to Becker's, "Each organization puts tremendous thought into the building blocks that make up a great workplace: robust benefits, opportunities for self-improvement, employee appreciation and strong ties between staff members, to name a few. These organizations set and meet high standards for employee satisfaction and demonstrate to the industry that quality care begins with an engaged workforce."

CUA is among several prestigious healthcare organizations to receive this honor, including Baylor Health Care System, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, LifeBridge Health, Mayo Clinic, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The list was created through a three-month nomination process, extensive research and feedback from healthcare industry leaders on the final selection of candidates. Becker's editors focused the list on hospitals, health systems, surgery centers and large physician practices.

"We are pleased to be considered among the elite healthcare providers in this country," says Sanford Siegel, M.D., president of Chesapeake Urology Associates. "To be held in a high regard by leaders in our industry is testament to our mission to ensure that every patient has a superior experience, and that we are committed to our employees and to ensuring they are comfortable and satisfied with not only their work environment but the corporate culture at CUA."

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The Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers opened its first site in 1992 at Union Memorial Hospital. Annually, 36,000 cases are performed at the 14 locations throughout Maryland.  Procedures are utilized by Chesapeake Urology's 52 physicians, including urologists, radiation oncologists and auropathologist.

The Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Surgeries performed at the 14 centers include Brachytherapy for prostate cancer; Orchiectomy for testicular cancer; Cystoscopy; Prostate Biopsy; Lithotripsy; Circumcision; Minimally invasive treatments for BPH; Vasectomy; Hydrocelectomy; Spermatocelectomy; and Varicoceletomy. Becker's ASC Review named the Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers a "Great Surgery Center to Work for" earlier this year.

Chesapeake Urology Associates is the largest urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region, delivering the most innovative and compassionate urology care available. Composed of more than 45 of the mid-Atlantic region's top urologists, including many who are fellowship trained, 4 radiation oncologists, and a urologic pathologist, Chesapeake Urology provides the convenience of 16 urology centers and 14 surgical centers throughout the greater Baltimore, Maryland area. Experienced, board-certified urologists use advanced treatments to manage all types of urological problems for adults and children including prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, male fertility and sexual health, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, pelvic pain and clinical trials for urologic conditions.

SOURCE Chesapeake Urology Associates