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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare named to Working Mother “100 Best Companies” for the 18th Consecutive Year

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2017 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for its outstanding leadership of women’s advancement in creating progressive programs for its work force, such as flexible work hours, convenient and affordable child care and paid parental leave. This is the 18th consecutive year that NMHC has been recognized.

“We are proud to once again be recognized for our commitment to providing a work environment that ensures our physicians, nurses and staff can develop meaningful careers and lead satisfying lives,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “When our working parents feel supported they can focus on providing our patients with the highest quality, compassionate care.”

The Working Mother Research Institute ranks data provided on a detailed application of more than 400 questions in the following clusters: paid time off and leave, workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, flexible work and company culture and work life programs. It surveys the availability and usage of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them.

“Working parents are a vital part of the Northwestern Medicine team. We are committed to offering benefits that support work-life integration including career development, child care options and flexible schedules,” said Harrison. “We are honored to be recognized for the 18th year in a row for these efforts. This recognition challenges us to not only sustain our efforts, but to continually seek to enhance a supportive environment for our employees and physicians so they are able to advance our Patients First mission.”

The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.