From news release, March 15, 2017: Loma Linda University Health has been ranked one of the 25 best places to work in health care according to Indeed.com, an employment related search engine for job listings. This is based on input from employees from all hospitals and health systems in the United States.
Loma Linda University Health is the health ministry that operates the university and the university-related hospitals, medical practices, community health centers and other activities that make up the entire health care operation by Adventist that is based in Loma Linda, California. Overall, it employs nearly 16,000 people in the six hospitals and eight professional schools that make up the university. It receives more than 85,000 job applications annually.
“Our employees are what make Loma Linda University Health the successful organization it is today,” said Dr. Richard Hart, president. “It is because of them that we are committed to creating a work environment that is truly special, and being recognized by Indeed is a testament to that commitment.”
“Loma Linda University Health has become known as a leader in providing quality, whole person care,” said Mark Hubbard, senior vice president for human resource management for the organization. “We are also focused on providing a work atmosphere that positively affects the whole person.”
Loma Linda University and the original hospital was started in 1906 by Pastor John Burden with direct involvement by Ellen G. White, a cofounder of the Adventist denomination. It became the center from which physicians and other health professionals were educated for the global network of Adventist health ministries and has made significant contributions to the health sciences.
In addition to attractive medical and dental benefits, retirement plan, paid leave and sick leave, Loma Linda University Health also provides staff with a free gym membership and a variety of services through the Living Whole wellness program. This program fosters an environment of health and well being by providing free services and resources to aid employees and their families in the journey of health and wellness. This includes health screening and programs for weight loss, smoking cessation nutrition support, exercise and personal health coaching. Free counseling services are also available through the employee assistance program and the chaplains minister to employees as well as patients and students.
New benefit programs that were introduced in 2016 include identity theft protection and credit monitoring, access to online financial planning and an increase in the matching contribution to employees’ retirement accounts.
Among the comments on Indeed.com, employees had the following to say about Loma Linda University Health:
“Loma Linda University Health is very productive and inspiring. The culture here is very welcoming as well.” From a phlebotomist.
“All staff, patients and visitors experience a positive and healing environment that corresponds to the values represented by Loma Linda University Health.” From a patient care assistant.
The featured photo is a group of Loma Linda University Health employees enjoyed a moment out of their day to take a group “selfie.” It was provided by the organization.