When It Comes to Being a Top Employer, Meridian Health Is Recognized Among the Best

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When It Comes to Being a Top Employer, Meridian Health Is Named Among the Best

Health Care Leader Makes FORTUNE’S “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for Six Consecutive Years

From fitness and wellness discounts and onsite child care centers to competitive benefits and an internal corporate university, Meridian Health’s Partnership “Total Rewards” Program is just one of the many reasons the health care leader has once again earned its ranking as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

This is the sixth consecutive year Meridian has appeared on this prestigious list. As the largest employer in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Meridian has more than 12,000 team members employed at more than 100 locations throughout the area including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, and Meridian Partner Companies. This year Meridian is ranked number 84 and is one of only three companies in New Jersey, and one of 12 health care organizations across the country to make the list. Equally as exciting, Meridian was ranked number one on their list of “Top Ten Companies for Women”.

The Meridian Way Culture of Excellence, supportive work environment, team member recognition programs, and strong commitment to work/life balance are all also contributing factors to this year’s ranking.

“This tremendous recognition not only differentiates us from other organizations, but also allows us to continue to attract the area’s top talent,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “It is evident because we have the best team members, physicians, leadership, and trustees who have all contributed to creating an outstanding culture built on trust and teamwork. This achievement is truly a shared experience we can all be very proud of.”

Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

“A new type of 21st century company is emerging,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “It is transforming how business is done both internally and externally. It understands that a high-trust work culture results in higher productivity, increased engagement and better financial performance. These factors ultimately lead to a competitive advantage and enable companies to quickly bounce back from challenging situations. The 100 Best companies set the standard for businesses.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

To see the complete 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

About Meridian Health

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge. In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding to merge. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.