Akron Children’s Hospital wins two best workplace awards


A full of array of wellness programs, professional development courses and a warm and friendly work environment are just a few of the reasons why Akron Children’s Hospital won two awards in September.

The hospital won its fourth NorthCoast 99 Award, an annual recognition given to the 99 best employers in northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council (ERC). Winners are selected based on their ability to attract, retain, and motivate top performing employees.

In addition, Akron Children’s was honored with the Apex of Distinction Award by Morehead Associates, a national leader in employee opinion research. This award is given to health care organizations that have reached the 90th percentile on Morehead’s 2010 Workplace Commitment Survey, a tool used to measure the commitment and engagement of employees and physicians.

“These awards set Akron Children’s apart as a best workplace,” said Walt Schwoeble, vice president of Human Resources. “They validate our efforts to engage employees, and let us know that we are on the right track.”

Akron Children’s employs more than 4,000 people at over 80 locations.

Nearly 3,000 employees responded to the Workplace Commitment Survey, and the responses placed Akron Children’s in the 96th percentile when compared to other children’s hospitals nationally, and the 94th percentile when compared to all health care organizations nationally.

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