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Western Reserve Hospital is a 2019 NorthCoast 99 Award Winner

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, August 22, 2019 – Western Reserve Hospital has been recognized by the Employer’s Resource Council (ERC) as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. Every year, this award is presented to organizations with top performing employees that drive results, provide competitive advantages and allow businesses to innovate and grow.

“More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project ERC established to help employers make a difference in the lives of people working and living in our 22-county region,” said Carrie Morse, ERC senior vice president, who has overseen the program for the last 17 years.

All NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that required detailed information on how the organization addresses top-performer attraction, development and retention in five distinct categories: organizational strategy, policies and communication; recruitment, selecting and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and development; and total rewards.

“We are proud to announce that ERC has recognized Western Reserve Hospital as one of the best workplaces in our region once again,” said Heather L. Milicevic, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Western Reserve Hospital. “Our employees have created an environment where they can thrive and constantly demonstrate their compassion and new skills, and I look forward to watching each and every one of them continue to grow within our organization.”

“We’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate this year’s NorthCoast 99 award winners,” stated Kelly Keefe, president of ERC. “With unemployment at a 49-year-low, the benchmarks for attracting, engaging and retaining employees are higher than ever. Year after year, winning organizations are raising the bar with increasingly progressive and groundbreaking HR practices and benefits that elevate the experience of their employees.”

The 2019 NorthCoast 99 Awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; Mark Wayner Creative; Meyers, Roman, Friedburg & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; and Ultimate Software.