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News Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Springfield Shriners Hospital receives 2016 Employer of Choice Award

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield is pleased to announce that our hospital was selected as an Employer of Choice Award recipient by the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE). The award was presented to a team of hospital employees at EANE’s Employment Law and HR Practices Conference luncheon at the Springfield Marriott on November 3.

Employer of Choice Awards recognize companies and organizations for developing workplaces that value employees, foster  engagement, invest in training and reward performance. Past winners view the award as a cornerstone of their company credentials and often highlight the award in recruiting and retention, grants and funding applications, and business development. All winners receive a professional, customized video that spotlights the company's achievements.

“We received a wealth of great applicants this year," stated Meredith Wise, president of EANE. "Regardless of size, the best organizations are measuring employee engagement in some way and using that data to make a difference in a manner they can afford – from cool communications tactics leveraging mobile apps, to innovative green initiatives, to company-paid time-off for community service, the array of engagement tools is always inspiring.”

“To receive this award confirms what our staff already knows – that Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield is a great place to work. Our staff is so honored for the hospital to be the recipient of this award and proud of the role they play each day in transforming the lives of children. The hospital has created a family-centered culture where clinical outcomes are outstanding and children are cared for in the safest environment possible. Our metrics speak for themselves including data-driven scores of a highly dedicated and engaged workforce, which is demonstrated both by the exceptional care given each day and their respect for one another,” stated, Lee Kirk, hospital administrator.

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Pictured (top, right): Meredith Wise, president of EANE and Lee Kirk, hospital administrator