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.”
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.