Yale New Haven Hospital named a 2020 best workplace for commuters

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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New Haven, CT (Feb. 19, 2020) – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has been designated as one of the nation’s Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) in 2020. For the ninth consecutive year, BWC recognized YNHH for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria by providing an array of commuter benefits, resulting in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period.

According to BWC, Yale New Haven is one of 200 organizations across the country that has addressed their employees’ concerns regarding challenges such as traffic congestion and reducing emissions and offers a range of commuter benefits that gives employees the support they need to get to and from work more efficiently.

“We are extremely proud of our Transportation Demand Management programs that save employees time, money and stress,” said Rodney Slaughter, manager, parking and transportation, Yale New Haven Hospital. “We offer a number of programs and incentives for employees to consider when planning their daily commutes and many employees appreciate having options for traveling to and from work.”

YNHH offers employees several commuter benefit options and alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle use, including shuttle services, public transportation subsidies, car- and van-pooling and other alternatives. The program helps address parking challenges; demonstrates environmental excellence by reducing gasoline demand, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution; and exhibits corporate citizenship.

Yale New Haven Hospital offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:

  • Free CTTRANSIT (BUS) monthly passes to any employees (in lieu of a parking spot)
  • Commuter Train subsidy up to $100 per month to employees who leave their cars at home (in lieu of a parking spot)
  • Free YNHH operated commuter bus system
  • Carpooling program
  • Walk and Bike to work programs
  • All participants receive TWO FREE parks per month
  • Emergency Ride Home program

“Yale New Haven Hospital is one of the top employers in the nation offering high level commuter benefits to their employees,” said Julie Bond, program manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Yale New Haven Hospital made the list because they offer transportation choices that include the above referenced programs and provides its employees the support they need to get to and from work and be at their best before, during and after their workday.”

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org

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