At Frederick Regional Health System, 73 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 720 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.47. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 4161 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I feel I make a difference here.

What They Do

We asked Frederick Regional Health System to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Frederick Regional Health System includes an acute care hospital that provides a wide range of primary and specialty health care services to the residents of Frederick and surrounding counties. Services include family medicine, urgent care, surgery, radiology, hospice, lab & oncology.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Frederick, Maryland, 21701 Major Locations: Frederick, Maryland, 21701
US Employees: 2,406 US Revenues: $397.5 million
Worldwide Revenues: $397.5 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1902

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Perks and Programs

We asked Frederick Regional Health System to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Quarter Century Club: Company holds an annual recognition banquet for employees with 25 or more years of service. Every year employees receive $250 ($25 for every year of service - capped at $250).
  • Patient Safety Hero Award: Patient Safety Heroes can be anyone in any position who takes a specific action that prevents harm to a patient. Heroes don't have to be chosen by management and in fact it is preferred that these recommendations come from peers or other coworkers in the department. In addition to being publicly recognized for their safety advocacy, Patient Safety heroes will have a choice of a gift from the Hospital.
  • Employee Service Awards: Employees receive recognition based on their milestone anniversay i.e. 5, 10, 15, 20 years of service, etc. Employee receive points based on years of service to be spent on gifts. In addition, employees are publicly recognized for their service at a banquet.
  • Pillars of Excellence Program (PEP: The PEP celebrates those who go above and beyond their typical duties to help the health system achieve its mission as well as strategic goals and objectives. Employees are recoginized by their managers, peers, patients, etc and receive points each time they are recognized i.e. PEPed. Points can be used to purchase gifts from PEP catalog.
  • Healthcare Week: Each year the health system celebrates healthcare week to publicly thank and recognize employees for all they do in support of the health system's mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives. Employees attend numerous events such as a talent show/contest as well as receive food/snacks, gifts and other goodies from their managers.
  • Angel Fund: The Angel Fund is an assistance program available for employees who are experiencing hardship due to a catastrophic issue i.e. illness or death of a loved one or other catastrophic event. The fund also provides contact information on community resources that may be of additional assistance.


81% Company-paid health coverage for employees 81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$3,750 Average Tuition Reimbursement $4,500 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
HOOD FMH Resource Garden


25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
15 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (2% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (Healthy snacks and drinks, fitness equipment, group fitness classes, wellness educational sessions, shuttle service to offsites, onsite retirement consultations, employee medical provider, farmers market, walking paths, onsite banking and ATM, weight watchers meetings, discount ticket sales, gift shop, and onsite packing and mailing)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$175,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 11 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Patient Safety Award


Cake Celebrating Environmental service employees

How to Get Hired

We asked Frederick Regional Health System for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

In addition to the minimum qualifications, knowledge skills and ability required for the position, candidates are selected on behavioral questions related to our mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives, as well as a desire to make a difference (directly of indirectly) in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve. We also look for character traits such as compassion, empathy and service oriented/servant leaders.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Submit an application with a copy of their resume and/or a letter of interest as to why they want to work for us and/or help us fulfill our mission. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

For the next year, we are focused on hiring RNs in certain specialties i.e. ED, NICU, L&D, OR, Home Health experience. We are also seeking Certified Nursing and Medical Assistants.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates can attend our career fairs and open house. In addition, they can visit our career website and/or precept with a physician or nurse, volunteer and tour our facility.

hiring Outlook

276 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 8% Job Growth
26 Average applicants per opening 12,459 Total job applicants
32% New hires by employee referrals 21% Openings filled by current employees
65 Recent graduates hired 8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
8% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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