Bon Secours Virginia Named “Best Company” for Hourly Workers

Working Mother Magazine, Best Companies for Hourly Workers, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, Bon Secours Richmond, Virginia, healthcare, hospitals, jobs, careers, employmentWorking Mother magazine today named Bon Secours Virginia Health System one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2012, in recognition of its policies and programs that promote employees and that support a dynamic work-life culture.

“Since the majority of our workforce is comprised of hourly workers, we are especially excited to be recognized for our efforts in supporting and engaging this incredibly important segment of our health system,” said Peter J. Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia. “Bon Secours’ hourly workers live our mission of good help every day and dedicate themselves to the care of others; it is only right that they be cared for in return.”

Bon Secours Virginia’s policies and programs that have contributed to the successful building of this award-winning culture are:

  • Employee Wellness Services – Free onsite health classes, education, screenings, caring for caregivers and exercise opportunities
  • Good Health Clinic – Onsite employee health clinic new in 2011 and expanding to more Bon Secours Virginia facilities later this year
  • Dependent care – Onsite and offsite child care, eldercare support, college scholarships for employees’ children and grandchildren, and summer camps and volunteering opportunities for employees’ children
  • Education and development – Tuition assistance for employees’ continuing education, free onsite and online personal and professional development courses, partnerships with local and national educational institutions for specialized training, and mentoring and coaching sessions

“Each day, our health system has the privilege and responsibility of caring for thousands of Virginians,” Bernard said. “It is our duty and desire to provide our employees with a positive and enriching workplace culture that enables them to best care for the communities we serve.”

Bon Secours has been widely recognized for its commitment to employees. In 2012, Bon Secours Virginia was named a Best Place to Work in Virginia and was the only health system on the list. In 2011, Bon Secours Virginia was honored by the Gallup organization as a Great Workplace; only 29 companies worldwide were selected. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation continually honors Bon Secours Virginia for its commitment to flexibility with its Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility Award.

Below is the list of the Best Companies for Hourly Workers of 2012:
Best Buy | Richfield, MN
Bon Secours Virginia Health System| Richmond, VA
Capital One Financial | McLean, VA
Cricket Communications | San Diego, CA
Hilton Worldwide | McLean, VA
Marriott International | Bethesda, MD
PetSmart | Phoenix, AZ
Sodexo | Gaithersburg, MD
Target | Minneapolis, MN
University of New Mexico Hospitals | Albuquerque, NM
University of Wisconsin Hospital, Clinics | Madison, WI
Valassis Communications | Livonia, MI

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About Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Bon Secours Virginia provides good help to thousands of Virginians through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites, and continuing care facilities across the Commonwealth. The not-for-profit health system employs about 12,000 people, including nearly 300 physicians as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group.

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2 thoughts on “Bon Secours Virginia Named “Best Company” for Hourly Workers

  1. anonymous

    As a Working Mother and hourly worker, who works for Bon Secours Virginia, all of those things look good on paper and I truly wish I could say I agreed. However, in reality, working mothers are at the mercy of their supervisor or department head as to whether or not they are allowed to truly attain work-life balance. In addition, for me as an hourly worker the costs of onsite childcare are barely covered by my paycheck. I do love all of the benefits that Bon Secours Virginia offers their employees, but over the years I have heard and seen many mothers have to quit because their supervisors would not adjust schedules to allow them to pick up a child from school or to help them coordinate care for their children in a way that helped them to save on childcare. In practice, it is not such a great place for working mothers.

    1. BSHR Post author

      Anonymous,

      We pride ourselves on listening to our employees – really listening to them. We understand that you’d like to remain anonymous, but we would like to follow-up with you about your concerns. You can reach out confidentially to someone in Employee Assistance at 1-800-EAP-3257.

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