Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Named Among Top Nonprofits for Executive Women

Feb 05, 2013, 10:13 ET from Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Hospitals honored by National Association for Female Executives for the fourth consecutive year

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has named Northwestern Memorial HealthCare among the NAFE Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women for the fourth consecutive year. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is among an esteemed group of nonprofits to make the list, which recognizes organizations who have established policies to encourage women's advancement and whose practices demonstrate that commitment.  Both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital are included in the elite award recognition. 

"We are honored to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to supporting a culture where women are encouraged to advance their careers and make substantial contributions to the organization," said Dean L. Manheimer, senior vice president, human resources at Northwestern Memorial.  "We are proud to provide programs that help women achieve a work-life balance while thriving in their careers."

To be considered for the NAFE Top Companies or Top Nonprofits list, companies must have a minimum of two women on their board of directors as well as at least 1,000 employees.  Criteria reviewed during the application process include female representation, hiring, attrition and promotion rates and advancement programs.  Special attention is also paid to women at the highest ranks and those with profit-and-loss responsibility.

At Northwestern Memorial 67 percent of the leadership team is comprised of women and 78 percent of the total workforce is women.  Programs and benefits at Northwestern Memorial include career development, quarterly women's leadership networking events, mentoring programs, on-site childcare, tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling.

Northwestern Memorial has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine for 13 consecutive years.

For more information about the 2013 NAFE Top Companies and Nonprofits, visit

About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent corporation of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an 894-bed academic medical center hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a 201-bed community hospital located in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial is one of the country's premier academic medical center hospitals and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women's Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital has 1,705 affiliated physicians and 6,769 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women's health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.

Northwestern Memorial has nursing Magnet Status, the nation's highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence. And, Northwestern Memorial ranks 12th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Honor Roll of "America's Best Hospitals". The hospital is ranked in 12 of 16 clinical specialties rated by U.S. News and is No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News' 2012 state and metro rankings, respectively. For 13 years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as the Consumer Choice according to the National Research Corporation's annual survey for 14 years.

About Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a wholly owned entity of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The hospital has 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, conveniently located in offices throughout Lake County.   Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is ranked among Illinois' "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report and has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for seven years in a row by National Research Corporation.  Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a Magnet hospital, having earned the country's highest recognition for patient care and nursing and is rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine

Clinical services and programs are delivered at the hospital's Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses, and at facilities in Bannockburn, Glenview, Gurnee-Brookside, Gurnee-Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. At the main hospital in Lake Forest, exemplary care is provided at centers and programs which include: Cain Family Emergency Services, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health, Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, Waud Family Maternity Services and the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine. For more information, visit

SOURCE Northwestern Memorial Hospital