Cincinnati Children's Voted Best Place To Work Again

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center was named a winner in the "Grand" category of the Cincinnati Business Courier's "Best Places to Work" program. The award, which was announced at a luncheon at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Thursday, November 9, is the second win for the medical center.

Cincinnati Children's edged out three other finalists in the "Grand" category, including Northern Kentucky University, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Total Quality Logistics Inc. There were four finalists in each of four categories:

  • Small (1-75 employees)
  • Medium (76-149 employees)
  • Large (150-499 employees)
  • Grand (500 or more employees)

Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, senior vice president of patient services at Cincinnati Children's, accepted the award on behalf of Cincinnati Children's. "I've only been at Cincinnati Children's for one year now," she told the crowd of nearly 500, "but I can say that it is a remarkable institution, and the people who work there are committed to the mission of the organization. This year we cared for children from all 50 states, as well as many countries around the world, and we have a diverse group of wonderful employees to serve them."

Sixteen finalists from the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region were chosen from more than 130 nominated companies. Companies chosen as finalists invited employees to complete a 40-question survey that measured criteria such as:

  • Retention rate
  • Manager effectiveness
  • Team effectiveness
  • Employee alignment with company goals
  • Trust in senior leadership
  • Trust in fellow coworkers

The scores are a cumulative rating based on the anonymous online surveys. A significant percentage of a company's employee base must complete the surveys in order for the scores to be considered valid.

"Not only can we use the results of this survey as an indicator of employee's dedication and enthusiasm towards Cincinnati Children's, but we can also use this data as a tool to remain an employer of choice," said Ronald McKinley, PhD, vice president of human resources.

Cincinnati Children's is a 475-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children's is dedicated to transforming the way health care is delivered by providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. Cincinnati Children's ranks second nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is a teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Cincinnati Children's vision is to be the leader in improving child health.

Contact Information

Amy Caruso, 513-636-5637,