The Boston Globe Names EBNHC a Top Place to Work

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 13th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2020 issue published online at on the night of November 19 and will publish in Globe Magazine on November 22.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was ranked 22 in the largest category, with 1,300 staff members.

Founded during the Civil Rights Movement, EBNHC provides high-quality care to all without regard to age, race/ethnicity, insurance status or ability to pay. EBNHC is the largest community health center in Massachusetts and one of the largest in the nation, now serving nearly 120,000 patients and caring for almost every child living in East Boston. The South End Community Health Center (SECHC) became a part of EBNHC on July 1, 2020, thus unifying the two health centers in providing comprehensive healthcare services including pediatrics to diverse Boston-area communities.

 “East Boston Neighborhood Health Center strives to be an employer of choice and we take pride in being recognized for the sixth time by the Boston Globe,” said Manny Lopes, President and CEO of EBNHC. “We are proud to be one of the largest employers in our local community, providing a great environment for our staff to flourish in and helping drive the local economy. We are grateful to our employees for their passion and commitment to serving our communities, especially this year.”

 “This was a particularly challenging year to be a great place to work, and the companies that made our list went above and beyond to keep their employees safe, engaged, and cared for,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “From offering help with childcare to making the workplace more equitable to holding virtual talent shows, these employers showed that the best get better in crisis.”

The rankings in Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from more than 80,000 individuals at 285 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and features such as showcasing companies that are going the extra mile to make their workplaces more equitable and to help employees connect with one another, and their communities, during the pandemic. All can be found at Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

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