In recognition of organizations who value and support working families, Working Mother magazine announced Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has joined the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Hall of Fame for being named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for 15 consecutive years. Children’s made the 2019 list due to new and established initiatives that promote child care access, female career advancement, and manager accountability. The magazine specifically mentions Children’s MomForce program for women re-entering the workforce after an extended absence.
Children’s is recognized alongside only one other organization headquartered in Georgia on the list and appears as the only pediatric healthcare system in the country to earn this honor. Children’s is privileged to be named along with national industry leaders like General Mills, Johnson & Johnson and Sony.
“Children’s is honored to join the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Hall of Fame and for earning this meaningful recognition for 15 years in a row,” says Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s. “At Children’s, we will continue to invest in programs and initiatives that truly support our employees and their families.”
The 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them.
“Parents are speaking out more than ever before about what they need in order to succeed at work and at home, and employers are paying attention,” says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “By implementing family-friendly policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods and mentoring programs, our 100 Best Companies are taking the needs of their employees into consideration in order to create a supportive, inclusive and productive environment.”
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and 26 neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit choa.org for more information.
Working Mother Media
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