National group cites hospital’s benefits, flexibility 



NEW HAVEN — Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has been named to the 2014 “NAFE Ten Nonprofits for Executive Women” list by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

One of the country’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, NAFE provides resources – through education, networking and public advocacy – to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment.

“Yale-New Haven Hospital is and always has been committed to workplace equality.  It is just one of the ways Yale-New Haven distinguishes itself as an employer of choice,” said Marna P. Borgstrom, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “We’re honored to be recognized by NAFE for something that we regard as integral to who we are and what we do.”

YNHH notes that it has been recognized as an employer of choice nationwide, offering many benefits and programs to help not only female employees, but all employees meet work-life demands, such as internal advancement, tuition reimbursement, dependent tuition, employee health and wellness programs, and a unique performance incentive plan which allows employees to share in the hospital’s financial success.

Hospital management has found that offering flexible work arrangements — such as telecommuting, part-time and casual status, compressed workweeks, job sharing and an on-site day care for hospital employees — are particularly appealing to older workers and also attractive to new applicants and women interested in returning to the workforce following childbirth.

NAFE will honor each of the top companies at a gala luncheon in New York City on April 3.