Lehigh Valley Health Network Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has been named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. During a global pandemic that put health care organizations on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, LVHN stood out for creating a great workplace experience for its nearly 20,000 health care professionals across the region.
Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, polled more than 825,000 employees in the health care and biopharma industry to learn exactly what makes certain health care organizations the best places to work. Its culture of trust – and the positive things colleagues said about working at LVHN when surveyed – align perfectly with what makes a great workplace.
“Our colleagues are dedicated to providing amazing care every day, even during the most challenging circumstances,” says Lynn Turner, LVHN Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “This inspires us to continue building a culture that truly cares for them so they can have the best possible work experience from hire to retire.”
During the pandemic, LVHN provided support to colleagues in a variety of ways. Child and elder care resources, flexible scheduling, additional “wellness time” off, and the ability to rollover extra paid time off (PTO) or donate PTO to colleagues in need helped LVHN’s health care professionals cope with the stresses of a pandemic.
LVHN also provides numerous other benefits and opportunities that contributed to its position on the Fortune list. These include:
LVHN’s Action Against Racism and Advancing Equity Council, which offers forums for colleagues to share experiences and thoughts on diversity and inclusion.
My Total Health, LVHN’s comprehensive health and wellness program for colleagues, features health coaching sessions, action plans to tackle wellness goals, online classes in mindfulness, incentives to participate in wellness activities, free membership to LVHN Fitness centers and more.
“Facing the daunting challenges of a pandemic, our colleagues stabilized our health network and furthered our mission to heal, comfort, and care for the people of our community,” says Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, LVHN. “Their perseverance will allow LVHN to continue to grow and add new members to our team, giving the people of our community even more convenient access to the quality care they need, expect and deserve. I truly believe our colleagues are heroes. They saved the day.”
LVHN includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No.1 hospital for seven straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top six hospitals for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.