The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was named as one of Massachusetts’s “Top Places to Work” this week by the Boston Globe. The Health Center was featured in this past weekend’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine.
“We are thrilled with this honor of course”, said CEO Manny Lopes. “Our staff works really hard and we are blessed to have them doing the great work that they do. We try really hard to keep them engaged, keep pay and benefits as best we can and most importantly make sure they know they are appreciated. We never take them for granted and strive to always improve the work environment for staff.”
The Globe Award and “Top Employer” distinction is a direct result from a staff survey that was conducted by an outside company, Workplace Dynamics, who specializes in measuring employee satisfaction. Every year, The Globe partners with WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa., specialists in employee engagement and retention, to survey workers around the state.
The EBNHC ranked 30th in the ‘Large Company’ category. According to the Boston daily, the Globe invited 1,660 companies to participate in the 2014 Top Places to Work survey. Of those, 366 organizations employing more than 336,000 people went all the way through the process, allowing the newspaper to conduct a confidential survey of their workers.
“Well over 50% of our staff live in the community we serve,” said Linda Dailey, EBNHC vice president of Human Resources. “We have always tried to hire from our community – it’s just another way for EBNHC to contribute and it’s wonderful to know our staff feel good about working for us.”
The survey asked employees to answers questions in the following categories:
Direction: “I have confidence in the leader of this company.”
Execution: “New ideas are encouraged at this company.”
Connection: “My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful.”
Management: “My manager cares about my concerns.”
Work: “This company encourages different points of view.”
Pay and benefits: “My pay is fair for the work I do.”
Engagement: “This company motivates me to give my very best at work.”
In 2015, EBNHC will celebrate 45 years as one of the largest employers in the neighborhood with more than 900 employees..
EBNHC has been a vital part of its community for over four decades, providing easily accessible, high-quality health care to all who live and work in East Boston and the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Winthrop. EBNHC handles 300,000 patient visits per year – more than any other ambulatory care center in New England.