Christiana Care Health System is a winner for the first time for its reputation as one of the best employers in the Philadelphia region, in a 2019 Top Workplaces survey by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Christiana Care sites eligible for inclusion were New Jersey primary care practices at Woodstown and Carney’s Point and Concord Health Center in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania — the three areas in the Philadelphia marketplace surveyed by the Inquirer.

The health care team from Christiana Care’s Woodstown practice in New Jersey.

Recognition across state borders

“It is wonderful to see the recognition that Christiana Care is receiving,” said Nicole Brown, manager of practice operations at Concord Health Center. “It’s a testament to what caregivers here already know – with an atmosphere of respect, collaboration and competence throughout all of our departments, we excel at doing what is best for each patient, and what is best for each other.”

Christiana Care considers all of its employees – clinical and non-clinical – as caregivers, said Chief People Officer Neil Jasani, M.D., MBA, FACEP. “Our extraordinary people are our most valuable asset,” he said. Earning top workplace honors “underscores that our caregivers value the impact they have on the quality of health in our region as part of Christiana Care.”

Craig B. Quigley. M.D., talks with members of the team at Christiana Care Primary Care at Carney’s Point.

South Jersey pride

“Here in South Jersey we take great pride in being family practices that are part of Christiana Care Health System,” said Cathy McCann, practice manager at the Carney’s Point and Woodstown sites. “One big reason we have been recognized as a top place to work is that we share the Christiana Care values of Excellence and Love and that makes all the difference satisfying our people in coming to work every day.”

Christiana Care has served nearly 37,000 people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since the start of FY 18. Based on the number of Christiana Care caregivers working in the target areas, Christiana Care was entered in the small employer category, where there were 50 top employers recognized. In total, the program honored 138 winners.

“It is great to work for a company that is open to new ideas and suggestions,” said Radiation Oncology Assistant Sue Maxwell from Concord Health Center. “We listen to our colleagues and our neighbors to expand primary care and specialty services that complement one another and provide seamless care to our patients.”

The awards celebrate the best employers in Greater Philadelphia in the public, private, nonprofit and government sectors.

In 2018, Christiana Care was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Delaware for the 15th consecutive year, according to an annual survey conducted by The News Journal.