New Orleans CityBusiness has selected North Oaks Health System as a
“Best Place to Work” for 2017.
This marks the eighth time that North Oaks has received this recognition
from the business publication. North Oaks is the only health system headquartered
on the Northshore to be honored this year.
CityBusiness recognizes 50 top employers annually, including 35 large companies, and
15 small businesses. The health system, which is the second largest employer
in Tangipahoa parish, was selected as one of 35 honorees in the large
North Oaks was chosen as a finalist based on workforce data, such as average
salaries, benefits, retention levels and opportunities available for employee
advancement. An online survey completed by North Oaks employees provided
insights into the workplace culture.
“Employee engagement is at the heart of our culture because we believe
that positive patient experiences begin and end with an empowered team,”
affirms Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North
Oaks Health System. “We work very hard to establish personal connections
and teamwork amongst our staff members so that everyone has a voice.”
Employee engagement councils are one tool among many that the health system
uses to give employees a voice. Implemented this year, the councils, comprised
of 15 employees each, focus on: recruitment, retention and benefits; quality
and safety; efficiency, finances and hospital processes; and patient experiences
and employee satisfaction.
“Through compassion, courtesy, commitment and communication, we foster
a culture of excellence where health care professionals can do what they
love, love what they do, realize their full potential and feel valued
for their contributions to the health and wellness of our region,”
continues Jeff Jarreau, North Oaks’ chief human resources officer.
“We are so proud of our incredible team’s work to improve
lives every time and with every touch. They make this recognition possible.”
To browse available jobs with North Oaks and apply online,
click here. To view North Oaks Health System’s “Best Places to Work”
profile, read the Dec. 8 issue of
North Oaks Health System was among 50 companies in the Greater New Orleans
Area honored by New Orleans CityBusiness as “Best Places to Work”
for 2017 during an awards luncheon on Dec. 1. Representing North Oaks,
from left, are: Chief Operating Officer Michael Watkins, Public Relations
Coordinator Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto, Diagnostics Assistant Joseph Landrews,
Employee Services Director Tracy Pettigrew, Diagnostics Director Casey
Alford, Pharmacy Director Honey Pearson, Clinical Nurse Manager Suzanne
Mesa, Market Strategist/Business Development Representative Ashley Miller
and Vice President of Strategy and Outreach Tracy Randazzo. The event
was hosted at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.