BALTIMORE, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates has been named among the Best Places to Work by Baltimore Magazine for 2013.
The annual listing evaluates employers in the Greater Baltimore area on a variety of employment factors including atmosphere or physical work space, potential for career advancement, benefits, compensation, employee- and family-friendly policies, and leadership. Chesapeake Urology was one of 25 companies selected from a field of nearly 300 under consideration.
Chesapeake Urology Associates, headquartered in Owings Mills, Md., was selected by Baltimore Magazine due to the firm's strong leadership in "the fast-growing health sector," its low turnover rate, and the fact that its physicians routinely "sweep" the urology specialties in the magazine's annual "Top Doctors" survey as well as those of other publications and organizations.
"We are honored to be chosen by Baltimore Magazine among the best employers in the area," says Sanford Siegel, M.D., president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates. "We pride ourselves on being an employer where the area's best healthcare professionals want to be every day to provide the best care possible for patients and make a positive impact on their health and lives."
Chesapeake Urology was cited for providing such benefits as full medical and dental, basic life, 401K, safe-harbor plan, profit-sharing, tuition reimbursement and discounts on pet insurance, phone plans and athletic clubs.
As part of the Best Places to Work section, the magazine profiled Chesapeake Urology employee Vonda Timmons, who narrowly escaped a house fire last January and received overwhelming support from her employer and fellow employees. Even after using leave time for her husband's surgery three months earlier, Chesapeake Urology granted her a week off, and staff members – from secretaries to practice owners – contributed furniture, clothing, a flat-screen television, a free apartment and cash to help her family rebuild following the fire.
"They made the experience a lot more bearable," Timmons told Baltimore Magazine. "I'm from Connecticut and have no family here, but it was just like family pitching in to help."
Chesapeake Urology Associates is the premier urology practice in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. CUA's urologists deliver the most innovative and compassionate urology care available. Composed of more than 45 of the region's top urologists, including many who are fellowship trained, 4 radiation oncologists, and a urologic pathologist, Chesapeake Urology provides the convenience of 17 urology centers and 16 AAAHC-certified surgical centers throughout the greater Baltimore, Maryland area. CUA's 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, urinary tract infections, hematuria, erectile dysfunction, male infertility and sexual health, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, pelvic pain and clinical trials for urologic conditions. For information about Chesapeake Urology, please visit www.ChesapeakeUrology.com.
SOURCE Chesapeake Urology Associates