By John Lynds
For the third year in a row, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center will be named to the list of Boston Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. The Health Center will be featured in this week’s Boston Sunday Globe with a special edition magazine.
“We are so thrilled to be named to the Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in Massachusetts, and to be so high up on the list of large employers”, says Manny Lopes, EBNHC’s President & CEO. “The fact that this designation came from survey feedback from our staff means a great deal to us. At the same time, we know that we can never take this for granted and must always strive to be the best employer we can be – and there is much more opportunity. So we’ll take some time to celebrate and be glad to let others know what a great place to work EBNHC is.”
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 survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement.
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.”
Steven Snyder, vice president of Development, was also very happy about the Top Employer news, especially since he takes a lot of effort to interact with staff.
“Over the many years that I have worked here at the Health Center, it has always impressed me what a dedicated and hard-working staff we have”, said Snyder. “The health care industry can be so complicated and providing good service takes special people. So I am really glad for EBNHC to be recognized again as a Top Place to Work – in fact, for the third year in a row, and I believe we are a great employer. We take a lot of effort to engage our staff all throughout the year and let them know how much they are appreciated. And I believe we have built a strong culture that centers around respect, compassion, diversity and teamwork, which resonates greatly with our staff.”
In 2015, EBNHC celebrated 45 years as one of the largest employers in the East Boston neighborhood.
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.
EBNHC also provides primary care and a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year emergency services as well as special programs including coordinated care for medically fragile children, HIV patients, older adults, and an exercise and nutrition program for kids and families.