Health care provider praised as good employer

Following a rigorous evaluation process, UPMC Susquehanna was presented with the “Employer of Choice” designation for 2016. According to a news release, this coveted recognition is presented to UPMC Susquehanna due to the demonstrated dedication to the highest level of employee relationships, a level that goes above and beyond normal practices of human resources.

“Employers of Choice are able to attract, optimize and retain top talent in order to enjoy a substantial advantage when recruiting talent over their competitors,” said Joyce Gioia, president of Employer of Choice International Inc. “Their culture is centered not only on patient care, but also on employee partnership. UPMC Susquehanna service partners are involved and engaged in the organization, which is unique for an organization of their size.”

“Our service partners continue to be our most valuable asset,” said Christine Ballard, vice president of human resources. “We make a difference in the lives of our patients and each other every day. It takes a team collaborating effectively to offer the best quality care possible, and at UPMC Susquehanna, we strive to build the best health system and team for our patients.”

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UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Serving patients from an 11-county region, UPMC Susquehanna has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. This regional provider offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.