January 8, 2016

Huggins Hospital Named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation For 2015

Huggins Hospital has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the country by the National Association for Business Resources.

“We are thrilled our employees find Huggins Hospital to be a great place to work,” said Laura Stauss, VP of Human Resources at Huggins Hospital. “We have great teams in all areas of the organization and we care deeply about helping each other as we care for our patients and community. We call ourselves the Huggins Family and we mean it, creating deep connections that help us reach beyond the limits of the technical aspects of healthcare.”

Huggins Hospital ranked far above the median score in their region for the categories of Community Initiatives as well as Communication and Shared Vision. The Community Initiatives category included the extent to which the organization is committed to improving the local community while providing encouragement and time for employees to participate in a meaningful way.

“I am always impressed by the outpouring of support from our employees when asked to participate in community events and initiatives,” said Monika O’Clair, Senior Director of Communication and Community Relations at Huggins Hospital. “Our employees are truly dedicated to partnering with the community and Huggins actively encourages those connections.”

Huggins Hospital employees are part of public health initiatives, such as the current drug crisis and other health education priorities, as well as local community groups and boards. Employees also participate in many community engagement events, educating the crowd at the Wolfeboro Independence Day Parade about how to “stay cool” during the hot months and organizing an Ugly Sweater Contest for the town’s Christmas Parade. Huggins Hospital supports local groups such as Meals on Wheels, End 68 Hours of Hunger and Starting Point by volunteering and providing food and space at the hospital.  

In addition, Huggins employees support the fundraising initiatives of Huggins Hospital that also improve the health of the community, including the Adult Day Program, Diabetes Services and Community Care – the hospital’s financial assistance program for patients in need.

“Philanthropy is the catalyst that can make our community the healthiest in the state and in the country,” said Jeff McGuinness, VP of Advancement at Huggins Hospital. “It’s always exciting when people – especially Huggins employees – share that vision because their passion, expertise and talent are what make that happen every day. To receive additional support from donors both inside and outside the hospital is equally encouraging and inspiring.”

When being named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Huggins Hospital also ranked far above the median score for Communication and Shared Vision. This category included the level of effective exchange of information from senior leaders to employees and the extent to which employees are given a platform to communicate opinions, ideas, issues and concerns.

“We are open with our employees and encourage a free flow of information across all areas of the organization,” said Huggins Hospital’s Interim President & CEO Jeremy Roberge. “This openness creates a strong culture of caring amongst our employees that shows through to our patient care. While we have this amazing award of the Best and the Brightest, we will continue to put effort into finding ways to improve our employee satisfaction as we move forward. Our Huggins Family is a priority and we recognize our employees as the essential piece of our success.”

The 2015 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The measures included Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives and Strategic Company Performance.

The companies that have been selected to be recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® will be featured in a January edition of Corp! Magazine. Huggins Hospital will also receive additional recognition as a national winner at an upcoming Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awards symposium and gala.

For more information about becoming part of the Huggins Family, please contact the hospital’s Human Resources Department at 603.569.7649 or find more information in the career section online.