Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie Earns No. 1 Spot for Best Places to Work in Healthcare


Erie — Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie was named No. 1 among health-care providers in the nation by Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Each year, the program singles out and recognizes outstanding employers in the health-care industry on a national level.  

“Being one of the 2019 award winners is such wonderful recognition for our employees and SHC — Erie,” said Mary Jane Antoon, administrator, SHC — Erie, “Ranking No. 1 is a tremendous honor and tribute to our staff, who come to work each and every day living the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children.”

Modern Healthcare and its Best Places to Work in Healthcare award winners have accomplished much over the years, empowering health-care organizations, and the people who work for them, to realize their full potential. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

“Our award winners can be proud of the role they played in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. They have the judgment, drive and resilience to solve healthcare’s most significant challenges through our most important resource: people. They are pushing the envelope and creating a more engaged and productive workforce, all while tackling the ever-present challenges of cost, safety, quality and access,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.

In addition to the No. 1 Best Places to Work ranking, SHC — Erie also ranked No. 2 for the “Millennials Award,” which recognizes health-care providers who have adapted to the changes in the workplace created by millennials, such as a high-tech work environment, development courses, a collegial atmosphere and opportunities for charitable work.

SHC — Erie was honored at the 2019 Best Places to Work Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 26, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The medical center is the first health-care provider in Erie, Pennsylvania to be ranked on the list.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. 

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