For the third consecutive year, Main Line Health was recognized by The Advisory Board with its 2016 Workplace of the Year Award. The award was presented on March 22, at the organization’s National Summit in Chicago. Receiving the award in Chicago on behalf of Main Line Health was Paoli Hospital Human Resources Director Deb Fedora, who works closely with The Advisory Board to coordinate the annual Main Line Health Employee Engagement Survey, from survey preparation through to post-survey results reporting.
The award, which was previously called the Excellence in Engagement Award, recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Main Line Health is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the award out of a national database of 650 hospitals and health systems.
“Once again, this is wonderful recognition for the commitment and dedication of everyone at Main Line Health to create a best-in-class work environment,” said Paul Yakulis, Human Resources. “Results of the System-wide Employee Engagement Survey last November show Main Line Health’s engagement overall rose to the 82th percentile, compared with hospital and health systems nationwide in The Advisory Board’s database.”
Engaged employees, as defined by The Advisory Board Company, are those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization. These employees are willing to expend discretionary effort, often going above and beyond to help the organization succeed.
Steven Berkow, executive director at The Advisory Board Company, said, “With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”