(Press-News.org) NEW ORLEANS– Ochsner Health was recently named one of the 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families by Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights Group. A large-scale employer study based on over 224,000 company reviews aided in selecting 800 companies and organizations nationwide for the inaugural list.
“It is an honor to be named among the greatest workplaces in the nation for parents and families. Our top priority at Ochsner is to put patients first, and we know employees are at their best when they have a healthy work-life balance directly correlating with the high-quality care offered to our patients and community, " said Tracey Schiro, executive vice president, chief human resources and administrative officer at Ochsner Health. “We strive to create a world-class workplace culture of support, growth and inclusivity through our core values, accessible programs and benefits. We are committed to each employee’s well-being, health and happiness.”
Celebrating more than 80 years of service, Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system operating 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Gulf South, employing more than 37,000 people. Ochsner offers competitive benefits and resources to address multiple facets of life, including medical, vision and dental coverage, paid parental leave, paid time off, retirement, life insurance, infertility benefits, tuition assistance, pet insurance, an employee assistance program and more. Ochsner Health employees have access to childcare and elder care through Ochsner’s Early Learning Center and Back-Up Care in partnership with Bright Horizons. Ochsner strives to provide employees with the tools needed to be the best version of themselves – personally and professionally.
“A workplace that supports parents and families is beneficial to everyone. Employees at companies with flexible working hours, parental leave, childcare support and eldercare assistance are less likely to feel overwhelmed with family responsibilities,” said Newsweek’s Global Editor-in-Chief Nancy Cooper. “Newsweek and Plant-A Insights are proud to introduce ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents & Families 2023, highlighting companies that are lauded by their employees as great places to work.”
Earlier this year, Newsweek named Ochsner Health one of America's Greatest Workplaces of 2023 and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity of 2023. Becker’s Healthcare included Ochsner Health in their list of 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2023. Top Workplaces awarded the system Culture Awards for Purpose and Values and Healthcare Industry and ranked it as a 2023 Top Workplace in the United States. In New Orleans, the Times-Picayune has recognized Ochsner Health as one of the Top Workplaces for six consecutive years.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating more than 80 years of service, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and kidney transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities through its Healthy State initiative, a bold and collaborative plan to realize a healthier Louisiana. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including 4,000 patients enrolled in 685 clinical studies in 2022. It has more than 37,000 employees and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2022, Ochsner Health treated more than 1.4 million people from every state and 62 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator of physicians, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.
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