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June 17, 2014

Anna Jaques Hospital is No. 6 on Best Places to Work list


Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURYPORT — The Boston Business Journal named Anna Jaques Hospital 6th place in the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts large company category at its 12th annual awards program on June 12 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

This is the third time in five years that Anna Jaques has applied for and been named to the list: in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The honor recognizes the hospital’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.

Anna Jaques Hospital was one of over 300 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of confidential employee satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April of 2014.

“Being recognized for this award is significant, because it’s the employees who make it happen. They are the ones who make a difference to our patients, along with the doctors,” said Delia O’Connor, president and CEO of the hospital. “Our employees are caring, nice and work very hard, so it’s great to see their efforts recognized. As an employer, we try to answer their questions and tell them the truth.”

“Our Best Places to Work event will again recognize the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren’t as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”

Organizations selected for the award were selected based on the results of thousands of employee satisfaction surveys. Employees answered confidential questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.