Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and For

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune


Kate Dabroski, Vice President, Marketing, Public & Community Relations

March 12, 2021

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

Cornwall/Newburgh, NY – Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma. During a global pandemic that put health care and biopharma organizations on the front lines in the struggle against COVID-19, MSLC stood out for creating a great workplace experience for all.

The ranking considered more than 825,000 employee surveys from companies across the health care and biopharma industry and Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job.

MSLC took the No. 5 spot on the list.

“Being named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma is a direct reflection of the inclusion, commitment to quality care, and true heart of the MSLC Team,” said Joan Cusack-McGuirk, MSLC Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, each and every member of this organization proceeded with such an overwhelming sense of commitment. I am extremely proud of what occurs within our community hospital every day.”

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, MSLC received considerable recognition, including designation as a Magnet® organization which is the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence and is a direct reflection of nursing professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration in patient care. MSLC is also certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the fourth year in a row, joining only 13 other hospitals in the nation who achieved this recognition. MSLC also achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places MSLC in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

The Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharmalist is published here:

“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma. All of us owe a debt to the nurses, doctors, scientists and other colleagues in this industry over the past year, and we are honored to recognize the organizations that have done right by these pandemic heroes,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO Great Place to Work®. “The leaders of these high-trust, inclusive companies can expect excellent business results thanks to their ‘For All’ cultures.”

About the Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma:

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to confidential Trust Index™ survey representing over 825,000 employees working in the Health Care & Biopharma industries in the United States.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place to Work requires that Trust Index© survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. Health Care companies with 10 to 999 people were considered for the small and medium health care category, health care companies with 1,000 employees or more were considered for the large health care category, Biopharma companies with 10 or more employees were considered for the Biopharma category, and those that appear on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in their respective industry category are ranked first.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust.

Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

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