UW Hospital once again named one of top employers for working parents
Expanded employee benefits focus on family-friendly programs
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the top 100 employers for working parents by Working Mother magazine, according to a release.
This is the eighth year in a row UW Hospital has made the list.
“The hospital offers an in-home and center-based adult, child and elder back-up care program that allows staff to get to work and not disrupt patient care when employees have a gap in their usual care arrangements for family members,” said Kristin Kunz, program director of human resources.
The hospital also piloted a college advising program for staff and their families, according to the release. The program offers seminars, web resources and personalized counseling with experts in higher education to help employees and their children or grandchildren prepare and save for college.
“UW Hospital is committed to attracting and retaining top-notch employees who provide world-class health care services to our patients. To attract and retain these employees, we continue to evaluate our benefit offerings to ensure we are providing family-friendly programs that help employees find that elusive balance in their professional and personal lives. This ultimately benefits the patients, their families and communities we serve,” Kunz said in the release.
Other benefits UW Hospital expanded this year include offering discounts to employees at selected child care centers, starting an elder-care advising program and launching a web-based service that helps staff find pet-sitters, housekeepers and child or elder-care providers, according to the release.