PinnacleHealth has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA 2013.
The award program, created in 2000, is the first of its kind offered by a state.
The program is a public/private partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Kuntz Lesher LLP, Central Penn Business Journal, the Great Place to Work Institute, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in PA program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 50 medium sized companies (50-250 employees) and 50 large sized companies (more than 250 employees). PinnacleHealth was named one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the large category.
“We are pleased to receive this state-wide recognition. We have remarkable, giving people and we are proud of their accomplishments and grateful for their service,” said Roger Longenderfer, President & CEO of PinnacleHealth System.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
Be a publicly or privately held business;
Have a facility in Pennsylvania;
Have at least 50 employees in Pennsylvania; and
Be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.
Approximately 225 companies were entered into the two-part process of determining the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. These assessments were performed by Kuntz Lesher LLP and made up 25% of each company's score. The second part consisted of the Great Place to Work® Trust Index Employee Survey, through which the Institute evaluated the employee survey results and comments. This part of the process was worth 75% of the total score. The Great Place to Work® Institute combined the scores, determined the top companies and did the final ranking. The winners were chosen by the Great Place to Work® Institute using the same formula as the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work for in America."
The American Association for Retired Persons
recognized PinnacleHealth and 49 other businesses as the nation's top employers for workers over 50.
This is the fifth year that PinnacleHealth has made AARP's annual survey and was ranked 22 on this year's list. The list was developed 10 years ago and honors businesses and organizations that have implemented new and innovative policies and best practices in talent management.