(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Health System has received the City of Philadelphia’s inaugural 2019 Employer of Choice Award. The award was presented by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development to organizations that have shown exemplary practices in hiring, talent development, retention, and culture which create opportunity and level the playing field for Philadelphians seeking to connect to career ladder opportunities.
Among the 13 employers honored with this award, Temple was the only health system to make the list, and scored the highest among the awardees.
In a congratulations letter to awardees, the Office of Workforce Development wrote: “Your organization’s demonstrated focus, on employing cutting-edge human resource management and talent development practices, is a model that should be replicated across Philadelphia’s business community.”
“We envision building a professionally facilitated mentoring relationship between the Employer of Choice awardees and other employers who are interested in understanding and refining their HR practices to become Employers of Choice in the future,” the letter noted.
“This honor recognizes all Temple University Health System leaders of every title for utilizing hiring, retention, and promotion practices that really do create a talented workforce and rewarding career opportunities for so many Philadelphians,” said John Lasky, Chief Human Resources Officer for Temple University Health System. “This an ‘everyone’ award for our organization because everyone—managers and employees alike—participate in successful talent development.”
The award is the latest in a string of recent recognitions for Temple. This past June, Temple University Hospital earned national recognition on Forbes magazine’s “Best in State Employers” list for Pennsylvania. In September, the hospital was named as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader (for the second straight year) from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
About Temple Health
Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.1 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH); TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Affiliates, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices; and Temple Faculty Practice Plan, Inc., TUHS’s physician practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments. TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Katz School of Medicine. TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.
It is the policy of Temple University Health System that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.