Lowell General Hospital, which ranked thirteenth of 25 companies honored in the large business category, was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April. This is the third consecutive year Lowell General has earned the honor, which 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.
“Our employees truly make the difference at Lowell General Hospital,” said Normand Deschene, President and CEO of Lowell General Hospital. “During a time of incredible transformation and growth at Lowell General, our employees have remained intently focused on our mission to put ‘Patients First in Everything We Do.’ Their dedication, compassion and pride in what they do each and every day continue to make our hospital a great place to work and a trusted regional healthcare provider.”
"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,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “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.”
The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered 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.