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Northwell Named To Companies That Care List By PEOPLE Magazine

Northwell Health has been recognized as a 2022 PEOPLE Companies that Care organization, ranking 21st on the list jumping from the 54th spot last year. Northwell is one of 8 health care organizations nationally to be honored, and 100 companies recognized on the list.

The Companies that Care Award is based on an organization’s outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, communities and the environment. It is also based on survey responses from more than 6 million employees gleaned from 60 employee experience questions at organizations nationwide. In that survey, 79 percent of Northwell’s employees validated it as a great place to work. More than 87 percent of those surveyed said they felt good about the ways Northwell contributed to the community.

This is the second consecutive year that Northwell ranked on the list, which reflects the health system’s employee experience as a measure of success. It is also a strong indicator of Northwell’s commitment to improving health, wellness and safety in the communities it serves as well as taking a lead health care role in raising awareness around public health issues such as gun violence and environmental impact.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“Feedback from our team members is invaluable and this award validates that Northwell listens to the needs of its staff and takes continual action to remain a top caring organization,” said Michael J. Dowling, Northwell’s president and CEO. “Northwell’s mission is to strengthen the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our employees demonstrate this on a daily basis across the health system for our patients, but they also extend their caring and commitment to help solve our greater societal issues.”

In April, Northwell Health was named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third year in a row, placing 75th on the list. With a workforce of 80,000 based at 21 hospitals and 850 outpatient facilities throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, Northwell was selected from among thousands of companies nationwide.

More than three year later, Northwell clinicians are still providing the most-advanced treatments for COVID patients. In turn, Northwell also has focused on meeting the diverse needs of its workforce beyond the pandemic by providing meaningful celebration and recognition programs, expanded behavioral health programs, innovated learning opportunities, new child-care benefits, meal delivery services, among other thoughtful actions.

“It’s tremendous that Northwell Health has received the prestigious PEOPLE’s Companies that Care award two years in a row, which shows the strong and consistent caring relationship our team members have with each other and leadership while also being deeply committed to our mission,” said Maxine Carrington, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Northwell. “As a recognized leader in health care, we believe in caring for the ‘whole person’ and that focus extends to our patients and customers, communities and our entire workforce. It is reflected in our culture and in the programs and services we have invested in for our team members throughout their career and well-being journey.”

Great Places to Work also recognized the health system’s corporate social responsibility initiatives in several areas: environmental responsibility and eco-friendly practices, equity in health care, and alignment with Northwell’s Community and Population Health team.

In addition, Northwell’s Center for Gun Violence and Prevention, established in 2020, has gained recognition for its local and national impact about gun violence and safety. With the expertise of clinical and executive leaders, the center is leading the charge by providing clinical care and support services to those affected by gun violence, developing protocols for hospitals to prevent firearm injury and death, and mobilizing a national coalition of health care leaders to depolarize gun safety and tackle this devasting public health crisis.

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