Northwestern Memorial Named one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers for the 13th Consecutive Year

Northwestern Medicine
News September 18, 2012

Mother reading to her childNorthwestern Memorial HealthCare has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine for the 13th consecutive year. The esteemed award recognizes the top companies nationally to support working mothers as they balance work duties and familial responsibilities. Northwestern Memorial was the only hospital in Illinois awarded the prestigious distinction.

“We are proud of our commitment to supporting our working parents and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts,” said Dean L. Manheimer, senior vice president of human resources at Northwestern Memorial. “Through a broad range of benefits and programs including our new state-of-the-art childcare center, we endeavor to help employees balance professional demands and personal responsibilities.”

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management. Northwestern Memorial was praised for several programs that foster a family-friendly culture at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital including its new expanded, childcare center for 320 children, tuition reimbursement, continuing education program and flex-time schedule offerings. Benefits also include health insurance for part-time employees and access to lactation rooms for new mothers and an employee assistance program.

Read the full story for more information about the distinguished award. For a complete list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” visit Working Mother website.

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