For the second consecutive year, Prairie North Health Region (PNHR)
has been named one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers.
The designation recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
The award applauds Prairie North for its commitment to ongoing employee development and education through mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities, in-house and online training programs, and support for professional development. Also commended are the Region's assistance with retirement planning, provision of maternity and parental allowances as well as vacation and personal allowances.
“We couldn't be more excited and proud of this special recognition for a second consecutive year,” says David Fan, CEO of Prairie North. “The award is testament to our outstanding team of over 3,200 employees who strive on a daily basis to deliver the best quality and safest care and service to every one of the people we serve.”
The announcement was made today by Mediacorp Canada Inc., sponsor of the annual competition, and its editorial partners The StarPhoenix in Saskatoon, and the Leader-Post, Regina.
Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
Irene Denis, PNHR's Vice President of People, Strategy and Performance, points to the uniqueness of Prairie North Health Region as one of the keys to our recognition as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers for 2014. “Prairie North is large enough to offer a wide variety of services and opportunities for employees, yet small enough to fulfill their aspirations and dreams right here at home,” says Denis.
“Our employees make a positive difference in peoples' lives,” Denis adds. ”This helps build a strong sense of satisfaction that keeps our highly-skilled, dedicated team of healthcare providers coming to work each day.”
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Linda Lewis, PNHR Communications Officer
Download the article about Prairie North that appeared in The StarPhoenix and the Leader-Post on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
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