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At Frederick Regional Health System, 75 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 580 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.85. It was published on Sep 19, 2016. 1898 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
87%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
87%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
85%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
84%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
83%
 

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: www.fmh.org Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Frederick, Maryland Major Locations: Frederick, Maryland
US Employees: 2,258 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.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

5% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 70% of an employee's salary81% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Full-time employees)
81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Full-time employees) 72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,000 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 403(b)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Convenience store
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Banking
Healthcare Week - Pet Therapy, Kona Ice Treats

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (2% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (3% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave42 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$142,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • 5 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
Red Nose Day

Demographics

 
Community Dental Clinic Opening

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

156 Job openings forecast for coming year 1% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 11,918 Applications received
573 Positions filled in past year 26% New hires by employee referrals
36 New positions created 180 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 49 New graduates hired
9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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