2010 Working Mother Award
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been ranked one of the nation's top ten companies for working mothers by Working Mother magazine.
The publication, which has two million readers and is the only magazine of its kind to focus on working parents, honored the hospital for its family-friendly programs such as: flexibility on work schedules and time off, opportunities for growth and development, its wellness program, and benefits for part-time workers.
This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has been named as one of the "100 Best Companies" to work for and earlier this year, was recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the six "Best Companies" for Hourly Workers.
Learn what three mothers value about working at UW Hospital and Clinics:
Rachel Thill, UW Health Sports Medicine Scheduler
Rachel appreciates her flexible, part-time schedule and the benefits that allowed her to be there for daughter Stella during the most difficult time of her life.
Hannet Tibagwa Ambord, UW Hospital Oncology Pharmacy Manager
In the midst of a busy schedule, Hannet says she enjoys taking advantage of Wellness Options at Work programs that allow her to exercise during the day with other working moms. Back-Up Child Care and never having to miss her kids' special activities are other benefits she considers "priceless."
Amy Mihm, UW Hospital and Clinics Clinical Nutritionist
Amy has her hands full with three children ages 5 and under. Having work flexibility allows her to be fully engaged both as a parent and as an employee.
UW Hospital and Clinics Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Janice Bultema, says programs like the ones Hannet has taken advantage of - BackUp Care and Wellness Options at Work - have made it easier to retain good employees and fill vacant positions.
"It's an honor to work with dedicated staff who take pride in working for UW Hospital and Clinics while giving full devotion to their families," she says. "They truly care about what they do and understand that their hard work and interpersonal connection to each other and to the patients is what makes us one of the best at providing excellent, quality health care."
Working Mother selected companies based on:
- Workforce profile
- Company benefits
- Training, development and advancement programs
- Family-friendly programs
- Flexibility and time-off
Working Mother has a national circulation of two million, and is the only publication with editorial content that focuses on working parents.