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Holy Spirit Named One of Best Places to Work in PA

Posted: 21 September 2011

Holy Spirit Health System has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2011. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places to be employed in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees. The complete list of the 2011 Best Places to Work in PA award recipients can be found at www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com and at www.centralpennbusiness.com.

“Our employees know us best, and they’ve always said Holy Spirit is a great place to work,” said Sister Romaine Niemeyer, President and CEO of Holy Spirit Health System.  “We have a truly wonderful, caring staff and have a good reputation.  This award recognizes the good work our employees do and the collaborative working environment we’ve created together with our employees. We are proud to be recognized as one of the very best places to work in Pennsylvania.”

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania;
  • Have at least 25 employees working in Pennsylvania; and
  • Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

Holy Spirit Health System will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, December 1, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony.

In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Lead Sponsor—Team Pennsylvania Foundation; Presenting Sponsors—ParenteBeard, LLC and Wells Fargo; Major Sponsors—Capital BlueCross; Comcast Business Class; Global HR Research; and Saul Ewing, LLP.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com or contact Susanne Eaken at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or susannee@journalpub.com.