Providence Health Care continues to top the list of best places to work in B.C.
Leading their industry in recruitment and retention, and offering exceptional places to work, Providence Health Care (PHC), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) have been recognized as three of the province’s leading employers. The award, selected from hundreds of organizations, is part of an extensive study to determine BC’s Top Employers for 2013.
The results were announced on February 6, 2013 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (the organizers of the Canada’s Top Employers competition). This is the fifth year in a row that PHC and PHSA have held a spot on this prestigious list, while VCH has made the list four years running.
The BC’s Top Employers competition considers a variety of criteria like recruitment and retention, as well as high employment standards and performance in several areas, including: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
The health care industry is one of the BC's most exciting and fastest-growing industries. Health care careers are varied, ranging from highly specialized positions to those that involve basic personal care. Through their work, health care professionals can positively impact individuals, their families and whole communities. PHC was recognized for providing our employees progressive work policies, opportunities for growth, and excellent benefits.
“It is an honour for Providence Health Care to receive this award five years in a row, and is a true testament to our philosophy that caring for our patients and residents begins with caring for our caregivers,” says Dianne Doyle, President and CEO. “Our organization has focused on creating and maintaining an attractive work environment for all our employees and medical staff, along with our unique culture that fosters and promotes respect, compassion, social justice, innovation and excellence.”
A full list of the Top Employers, including detailed reasons for the selections, can be found at http://www.canadastop100.com/bc.
For more information on careers at PHC, please visit our Careers website at www.providencehealthcare.org/careers
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer