Janesville, WI (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Mercy Health System, Javon Bea President and CEO: Working Mother magazine today announced Mercy Health System as one of its 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Working Mother rewarded companies based on the wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. In addition, Mercy is named a Top 10 Best Company for Health and Wellness.
"We are very honored to be listed among the best companies for working mothers," says Javon R. Bea, president and CEO of Mercy Health System. "Working mothers continue to make valuable contributions in all areas of Mercy Health System. It's both our pleasure and responsibility to ensure that we create a supportive and flexible work environment that enable them to succeed."
To recognize Mercy's continuous leadership as a best company for working women, Mercy asked its employees (called partners) to nominate themselves or a fellow Mercy mom to be deemed Mercy's Working Mother of the Year by submitting an essay; the essays showcased how Mercy has helped contribute to the partner's work/life balance, allowing moms to be successful at balancing it all: a successful career, a loving family and time for themselves. After careful review of over 40 finalists, one winner was chosen, Nina Graham, RN, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center.
Mercy will be recognized in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine, on WorkingMother.com and will be honored at the Work Life Congress in New York City, October 8.
To read why Nina was chosen, visit MercyBlogs.org and click on "partner and patient stories." For more information about Mercy Health System, visit MercyHealthSystem.org.
Founded in 1895, Mercy Health System is a not-for-profit, vertically integrated multi-specialty health system that serves more than one million individuals through its 68 facilities in 26 southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities. Since 1989, Mercy Health System has grown from a stand-alone community hospital with no employed physicians and no ambulatory care centers into a comprehensive, vertically integrated health system offering an extensive network of primary and specialty care physicians, three hospitals, subspecialty centers of excellence, insurance products, long term care, retail services, and preventive health and wellness programs. Mercy employs over 400 physicians and nearly 4,000 employees, who are called partners. Mercy Health System is headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Javon Bea is the President and CEO of Mercy.
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, WorkingMother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the magazine's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women.