SLCH Named A Great Place To Work For the Second Year In a Row

SLCH Named A Great Place To Work For the Second Year In a Row


Newburgh, NY — St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital was certified as a great workplace for the second year in a row by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. SLCH has earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at

SLCH is one of only thirteen hospitals in the nation to be recognized as a Great Place to Work, and the organization joins the likes of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 83% of SLCH employees say it’s a great workplace, with an overwhelming 92% of respondents indicating that their work has special meaning and is not “just a job.” More than 90% of respondents also indicated that they felt their work allows them to contribute to the community and leaves them with a strong sense of pride. 

“St. Luke’s Cornwall Hosptial is a truly special organization and this certification is a tribute to that,” said Joan Cusack-McGuirk, SLCH President and CEO. “The culture that exists throughout our organization is one that I am incredibly proud of. We work as a team in an environment that fosters growth and advancements, all while providing top-notch healthcare to the communities we serve.” 

“According to our study, 83 percent of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production.’

This acknowledgment comes on the heels of several other recognitions for SLCH in regards to employee engagement and satisfaction strengths. SLCH was the recipient of the National Business Research Institute Circle of Excellence Award, yet another tribute to the hospital’s strong workplace principles, as evidenced by its annual employee satisfaction survey which showcased increases in every area including community involvement, communications, management style as well as culture and climate. SLCH is also the only hospital in the Hudson Valley to be included in Becker’s Top 150 Healthcare Employers list. 

About St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. The Joint Commission noted SLCH for excellence in Key Quality Measures in the management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the fourth year in a row. In January 2018, SLCH officially became part of the Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.