Hospital Recognized Nationally for Third Consecutive Year

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – University of New Mexico Hospitals has again been named to Working Mother’s annual list of Best Companies for Hourly Workers. The only initiative of its kind,Best Companies for Hourly Workerscelebrates businesses working steadfastly to provide family-friendly benefits that promote health/wellness, education, flexibility and work-life balance.

Best Companies for Hourly Workershonorees must have a minimum of 50-percent hourly workers in order to submit data for this distinction. With nearly half the U.S. workforce – 73 million Americans — punching in and out as hourly employees every day, organizations such as UNM Hospitals are finding a competitive edge when they support hourly workers.

UNM Hospital and 100 percent of this year’sBest Companies for Hourly Workerswinners offer benefits such as healthcare coverage, tuition reimbursement to workers pursuing degrees, and paid job skills training during working hours. “We’re honored to again be named to the Working Mother list, because it recognizes our hourly employees as an integral part of our 24/7 workforce,” says UNM Hospital CEO Steve McKernan. “Coworkers at UNM Hospitals are the greatest asset in providing our community with accessible, quality healthcare.”

The 2011Working Mother Best Companies for Hourly Workersapplication was created in partnership with Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit membership organization. It includes some 450 questions on workforce; company culture; benefits; training, development and advancement programs; flexibility policies; paid time off and more. It surveys the availability and usage of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare to other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential.

For more information, visit atwww.workingmother.com/bestcompanies.


Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322