Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 20, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh  
732-776-4166
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Meridian Health Named one of FORTUNE’S “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Health System ranked for second consecutive year  

Neptune, NJ - FORTUNE announced today that Meridian Health, comprised of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and Meridian Partner Companies, for the second straight year has been named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."

To select the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.  

"This recognition by FORTUNE truly underscores the role of each and every one of our team members," says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. "Meridian Health continues to invest in our workplace because we believe we need the best people to deliver the best patient experience. We are honored to once again be selected among some of the nations top performing and most successful organizations."  

This exciting news serves as another distinction for Meridian differentiating us as a true Workplace of Choice. In addition to being named among the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, Meridian Health has also been named one of the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" for six consecutive years.  

The full list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" and related stories will appear in the February 8, issue of FORTUNE, or can be viewed at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies.   

Meridian Health is one of New Jersey's leading health care providers, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, Bayshore Community Hospital and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, as well as outpatient and occupational health centers.  

Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and service excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction earned by less than 3% of hospitals nationwide. For more information on Meridian Health, visit www.meridianhealth.com