Press Release

EMHS ranked eighth for Best Places to Work in Maine

Brewer, Maine – (October 11, 2013) – EMHS was recently ranked as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine. Specifically, the EMHS Home Office is ranked eighth in the state for large companies employing more than 250 employees. Recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on October 10 in Portland, Maine, EMHS is also profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Department of Labor, Maine HR Convention, and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. “One of the benefits of the competition is the marketing power you get as one of Maine’s ‘Best Places to Work.’ And with that comes greater recruiting power and the ability to attract the best talent,” says Susan Springer, director of Workplace Assessments, Best Companies Group. “But the best reason to participate is to take part in the first-class comprehensive survey of your employees.” The 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 60 companies in two size categories: 47 small/medium companies (15-249 U.S. employees) and 13 large companies (250+ U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience and was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinME.com or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

About EMHS – EMHS is a statewide integrated health delivery system that continually seeks new ways to ensure patients are getting the care they need at a lower cost in order to improve individual and collective health and well being. The Home Office of EMHS works in support of more than 11,000 employees throughout the system, including eight hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice, and ground and air emergency transport services. Founded in 1983, the EMHS Home Office employs more than 500 people throughout the state providing leadership and support services to EMHS member organizations and partners. For more information visit, www.EMHS.org.

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