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South Shore Hospital Named to Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work list for Fourth Consecutive Year

South Weymouth, MA—November 19, 2013-- South Shore Hospital is pleased to announce that it has once again been named to the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work list for the fourth consecutive year. South Shore Hospital is ranked 21 among the top 25 Largest Employers, organizations with 1,000 or more employees, in Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured more than 76,000 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Least important were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and feeling that their work is meaningful. WorkplaceDynamics also found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies, making Boston the top of the Top Places to Work.

“As our economy continues to heal, most of the benchmarks for progress are purely quantitative, such as increased pay rates and expanded benefits packages,” said Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier. “While there is definite value in these indicators, many signs of recovery cannot be boiled down to pure economics. The companies on our Top Places to Work list foster productivity and innovation by investing in the happiness of their employees, which cannot solely be measured in dollars and cents.”

For six years, the popular 48-page Top Places to Work magazine has honored the state’s most beloved workplaces based on surveys completed by the people who know them the best -- the employees themselves.

The Top Places to Work magazine also includes online extras, such as videos, sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces and www.boston.com/topplaces. Top Places to Work news is also available via Twitter at #workboston.

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe. Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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