BMC Earns Best Workplace Honor

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has again been named among the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review and the Beryl Companies. This is the second year in a row that BMC has been so honored.

These national organizations analyze employee benefits and the relationship between administration and staff, among many other factors, in compiling its 2012 top 100 list, which includes some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country.

BMC was selected "for its demonstrated excellence in providing a work environment that promotes teamwork, professional development and quality patient care."

According to Becker's, "As Berkshire County's largest employer, Berkshire Health Systems provides its wellness program to over 3,000 BHS employees. BMC has established numerous programs to reward employees for their hard work. In addition to generous earned time and holiday benefits, employees receive both paid educational time and tuition reimbursement benefits, and enjoy an annual employee recognition and awards dinner."

The criteria that Becker's uses for honoring a hospital or healthcare organization includes: strong benefits and allowances for time off and flexible scheduling; programs that encourage employee wellness, financial stability and work-life balance; a structure that encourages employees to submit feedback and pursue professional development; positive feedback from facility and organization employees regarding the relationship between administration and staff; and clear communication to all staff members.

Hundreds of health-care organizations from across the nation are considered for the top 100 list. Becker's then uses a panel of nationally recognized healthcare experts from across the industry to analyze the list of hospitals and healthcare organizations nominated for the honor. The editorial team at Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review then finalize the list, which is reviewed again by experts at Beryl, which is a technology-focused patient experience services company dedicated to improving relationships between health-care providers and consumers.

The 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare is featured in the May/June issues of Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review, as well as at www.beckershospitalreview.com.
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