Forbes Magazine has announced New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of America’s Best Employers of 2018. NHRMC ranks 47th among the nation’s large employers, a ranking that is higher than all but two other North Carolina employers, and is the sixth highest ranking among those in the health and social services category. No other NC hospital system made the list.
“This is an amazing honor and a tribute to all those who work together to make this such a great place to do meaningful work for our community,” said John Gizdic, NHRMC President and CEO. “What we have created here is special, and this is reflective of that. This speaks to our values of ownership, teamwork, communication and compassion.”
Forbes says the employers honored on the list are chosen through anonymous independent surveys collected from more than 30,000 Americans. Employees were asked to rank employers on a scale of 0 to 10 based on direct reviews of the company as well as a willingness to recommend the employer to others.
Company culture was cited as a driving factor for the highest scoring employer, which includes organizations like Michelin, Google, and Costco.
“This recognition is a result of the great work our team does every day, the outstanding engagement of our staff, and the phenomenal culture we have built at NHRMC," Gizdic said.
"Over the years, we have continually put a focus on what we can do to promote employee development, involvement and overall well-being. Our employee fitness programs, healthy community wages, and efforts to keep benefit costs low are part of it. But I believe this recognition is also a testament to how engaged the team is in continually advancing the care we provide, not only for those who walk through our doors, but also for those we support through our efforts in our community.”
NHRMC announced a new mission statement of "Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health" in 2017 and has seen involvement soar as employees have embraced new opportunities to volunteer in the community through food drives, adopting schools, and health outreach programs to reach those who have traditionally had limited access to care. Throughout the organization, employees and physicians are also empowered to find innovative ways of improving care, delivering more consumer-friendly services, and honoring diversity.
"I couldn't be more proud," said Gizdic. "This is something we created together."