By Richard Asinof
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital was named among the top 25 best hospitals to work for in the United States by HealthExec News, a health care information network and daily publication focused on trends and issues facing executives working in the health care industry.
The hospital was recognized for its commitment to providing employees with exceptional benefits and opportunities. The top 25 hospitals were chosen from among 6,000 registered hospitals in the nation.
HealthExecNews rated hospitals on metrics such as opportunities for professional development, exceptional benefits, compensation, activities, efficient workflow and employee satisfaction.
Rhode Island Hospital was cited for unique benefits such as “Lunch and Learn” sessions on topics covering everything from gardening to college planning; health and wellness programs; flexible work arrangements; and its Employee Fund, which provides financial assistance to employees when an unexpected catastrophic event.
“I’m pleased to see Rhode Island Hospital recognized for its dedication, not only to patients, but to our employees,” said Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. “Our health and well-being initiatives and professional development opportunities provide our employees with the tools they need to be happier and healthier, and to work better together.”
“At Rhode Island Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our employees with good paying jobs, great benefits and unique perks,” said Louis J. Sperling, vice president of human resources. “We are continuously looking for ways to help our employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.”