Hartford Business Journal ranks YNHH top employer in Connecticut

3/24/2011 — Yale New Haven Hospital was ranked as the number one large employer in the state by the Hartford Business Journal in its "Best Places to Work in Connecticut" listing for 2011. The statewide survey and awards program was created by the Hartford Business Journal six years ago to identify and recognize the best places of employment in Connecticut in the public or private, for-profit or non-profit sectors.

On the 2011 Best Places to Work in Connecticut list are 20 companies with fewer than 200 employees and five companies with more than 200 employees. A national, third-party research firm conducted a thorough workplace assessment process, evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, benefits and demographics, as well as employee engagement and satisfaction.

Yale New Haven Hospital employs more than 8,700 people and is known for retaining its workers. YNHH offers numerous benefits and programs to help employees meet work-life demands, such as internal advancement, flexible work arrangements, tuition reimbursement, dependent tuition, onsite day care, a generous paid time off system, employee health and wellness programs, and a unique performance incentive plan which allows employees to share in the hospital's successful performance measures.

Yale New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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