West Orange, NJ, August 20, 2014—Barnabas Health has been named to Modern Healthcare's 2014 list of "Best Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of health care organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. Barnabas Health is among 100 health care employers across the United States named to the list and the only health care system in New Jersey to receive this national recognition.
Modern Healthcare has been compiling a list of "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" annually since 2008. The recognition program honors workplaces throughout the health care industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
To develop the list, Modern Healthcare conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence. The resulting list is a compilation of 100 healthcare organizations that go above and beyond for their employees and are great places to work.
"Barnabas Health is honored to be the only New Jersey health care system listed among the 'Best Places to Work in Healthcare," said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. "Our employees and physicians are our greatest assets. Providing a work environment that enables and empowers them to excel ensures that Barnabas Health will continue to be the preeminent healthcare provider throughout the state of New Jersey and beyond."
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually. The system includes seven acute care hospitals, two children's hospitals, a trauma center, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and several accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 20,000 employees and over 5,000 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.barnabashealth.org.