UHC Named to Center for Companies That Care's 2013 Honor Roll

Mar 21, 2013, 15:30 ET from UHC

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium) was named to the Honor Roll by Center for Companies That Care, making UHC the longest-standing honoree in the organization's history.

"This year marks the 10th consecutive year UHC has been on Center for Companies That Care's Honor Roll," said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care's Co-founder and President. "No other employer has reached this impressive milestone. By achieving this honor, UHC exemplifies how a strong organization has become even stronger."

"It is a testament to our entire organization that UHC has been recognized each year for the past decade as an organization that embraces a collaborative, respectful, and service-oriented culture," said Irene M. Thompson, president and CEO of UHC. "We are honored to stand with all of the Honor Roll organizations that have shown a commitment to their employees and their communities."

Center for Companies That Care's Honor Roll is a prestigious national listing that recognizes employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The Honor Roll, which celebrates U.S.-based organizations of all sizes in diverse industries, includes 85% privately held and 15% publicly traded organizations as well as not-for-profit employers representing nine industries.

In being named to the Honor Roll, UHC was recognized for a corporate culture that values giving back to the community. In 2013, more than 90% of UHC employees engaged in a wide-range of monthly community service programs. UHC also was cited for its commitment to achieving work/life balance, providing "work from home" and flexible schedule options for employees.

About UHC

UHC, formed in 1984 and located in Chicago, Ill, is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 118 academic medical center and 283 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.

About Center for Companies That Care

Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees, families and communities by encouraging employers to integrate the 10 Characteristics of socially responsible employers into their daily business practices. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll, CAREDAYS13: Terrific Tales, or any of the not-for-profit's initiatives, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.