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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare named to Working Mother “100 Best Companies” for 19th Consecutive Year

For the 19th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) is recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2018 “100 Best Companies” for its outstanding leadership in female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent company of Northwestern Medicine, an integrated academic health system that employees more than 33,700 clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students committed to providing world class care and scientific discovery across ten hospitals and more than 200 sites care.

Northwestern Medicine strives to not only lead the way with innovative clinical care and research, but also aims to provide a best-in-class work environment for the people who make Northwestern Medicine a premier destination for patients.

“Our health system has invested in several programs and benefits that contribute to success at both home and work for all our employees, including working parents; it is an honor to be recognized for this by Working Mother once again,” said Mike Vivoda, Senior Vice President, Administration, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “We’re proud to support our working parents and caregivers with paid leave, child care options and flexible schedules, as well as opportunities for career development and advancement.”

The Working Mother Research Institute ranks data provided on a detailed application of more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential.

Based on the comparison of data submitted by companies from the 100 Best Companies list and data from U.S. companies collected by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its 2018 Employee Benefits Report, there is a wide gap between the policies offered: 100 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave versus 35 percent of companies nationwide; 99 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid paternity leave versus 29 percent of companies nationwide. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.