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WakeMed Health & Hospitals Named N.C. Family-Friendly Company

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 28, 2013) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals has been named one of the top 50 family-friendly companies in North Carolina by Carolina Parenting Inc., the parent company of Carolina Parent magazine. WakeMed has proudly received this recognition for several years running for creating and fostering a family-friendly work culture

Organizations selected for this award show a commitment to family and a healthy work-life balance, supporting families and working parents. WakeMed offers family-oriented health benefits, paid maternity and paternity leave, child care benefits, tuition reimbursement, family support, work-life training and much more to help employees balance their work life with their life at home.

WakeMed’s family-friendly culture and benefits also includes flexible shifts for employees to choose the work schedule that best suits them and their family’s needs. Options include flextime, part-time or three-quarter time work and job sharing, just to name a few.

“We value work-life balance to help our dedicated employees achieve professional success as well as personal growth,” commented Jeanene Martin, WakeMed senior vice president of Human Resources. “WakeMed prides itself on being a family-friendly employer, especially as a hospital system that provides patient care 24/7. We are committed to offering flexible options to our talented employees, while still keeping our patients’ needs first.”

Companies were selected by Carolina Parenting – which owns Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent – in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Honorees were based on information provided by the companies about available benefits, programs and company culture.

For 15 years, Carolina Parenting has recognized companies that support and encourage working parents in North Carolina. Visit www.ncfamilyfriendly.com for more information and for the full list list of the top 50 N.C. family-friendly companies.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 8,500 employees, 1,500 volunteers, more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, and 240 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

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