Bronson is this area’s largest employer. The non-profit regional healthcare system has 6,600 employees and eighty percent of its workforce is female. Demonstrating a strong commitment to working parents, Bronson shares the honor with just 100 other U.S. companies whom Working Mother recognizes for their wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave.
“Creating exceptional experiences for patients and their families depends on a workforce that is skilled, satisfied and engaged,” said Frank J. Sardone, Bronson president and CEO. “That’s why being recognized as one of the nation’s best employers is so meaningful. It confirms that our hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices in southwest Michigan are places where people want to work and where working moms, dads and grandparents feel they have the support they need to do their best. Bronson is very proud to be among Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for another year.”
Working Mother draws its 100 Best Companies list from all industries and organizations of all sizes. It highlights those top companies that are paving the way for new moms and families.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “This year’s 100 Best Companies are leading the way for the rest of the nation. They have created not only essential benefits, like flexible work options and telecommuting, but have also shown their commitment in new ways like elder care referral and legal assistance to help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their careers.”
This is the 27th year Working Mother has conducted its signature research initiative to identify the nation’s best workplaces. The complete list of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies as well as national comparisons can be found at 2012 100 Best Companies.
Bronson Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-governed healthcare system headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With 6,600 employees, more than 1,000 physicians, and 773 licensed beds, Bronson is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. Bronson offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 60 locations. A national leader in healthcare quality, Bronson is an innovative, award-winning organization that partners with patients and families to achieve an exceptional care experience.
Key member organizations include: Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson Vicksburg Outpatient Center, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson Advanced Radiology Services, Bronson Home Health Care, Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bronson Staffing Service, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement & Research Center and the Bronson Health Foundation.
For more information, visit www.bronsonhealth.com.