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For third straight year, UMHS recognized among Detroit Free Press "Top Workplaces"

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For the third consecutive year, employees at the University of Michigan Health System have ranked the organization among the best companies to work for in Michigan.

UMHS was among 100 workplaces on the Detroit Free Press list of “Top Workplaces 2011” released Sunday.

For the competition, UMHS was evaluated on the basis of its employees’ survey responses to 24 different questions, tallied by Workplace Dynamics, Inc. Question topics included leadership, productivity, communications, career opportunities, working conditions, management, pay and benefits. According to survey results, U-M employees were especially positive about pay and benefits, career opportunities and working conditions.

“The U-M Health System is honored to be given this recognition for the third straight year,” says Deborah Childs, chief human resource officer at UMHS. “It sends a strong positive message about our staff members’ commitment to and satisfaction with their employment at UMHS.”

The award follows the Health System’s September recognition as one Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The recognition, given to UMHS for the fifth straight year, also comes as a result of survey responses received from the Health System’s faculty and staff.

As one of the country’s top institutions in clinical care, biomedical research and medical and health education, UMHS is a premiere health care system focused on creating the future of medicine. With more than 22,000 faculty and staff, the Health System includes the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the clinical activities of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Michigan Health Corp. – the legal entity that allows the Health System to enter into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and other business activities.

UMHS is a part of the University of Michigan, one of the nation’s foremost public universities and home to an array of health sciences schools that complement UMHS. The Health System is composed of a diverse group of individuals and operates with the belief that each person brings a unique set of attributes, beliefs and experiences to the workplace that enhances its ability to serve a diverse patient population think creatively and work together in new and effective ways.

For more information on UMHS, visit www.med.umich.edu. For more information on careers at UMHS in the health professions, visit www.umhscareers.org.

For a listing of positions currently open in all areas of U-M, including the Health System, visit www.umich.edu/~jobs.

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