Three’s a charm for top employer Interior Health

Interior Health was named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for a third year in a row.

Interior Health was named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for a third year in a row.

The designation is meant to recognize employers across the province that provide exceptional workplaces.

Criteria for the award was based on recruitment and retention, high employment standards, physical workplace, work and social atmosphere, benefits, community involvement and more.

“As an organization whose business is all about care, we recognize that every person matters,” said Interior Health Board Chair Erwin Malzer in a press release. “Interior Health has a culture of achievement, collaboration and innovation in a region that offers beautiful landscapes and a great lifestyle. It also offers benefits that are among the best in the country.”

Shirley Mercier, Director of Acute Care at the Elk Valley Hospital was pleased to hear about the recognition.

“The Elk Valley Hospital in particular offers excellent health care benefits, wages, vacation and advancement opportunities … Fernie offers an exceptional playground from which to launch a career in the healthcare field, while enjoying a variety of sports and activities,” said Mercier.

Interior Health is also one of the province’s largest employers, boasting almost 20,000 employees and 1,500 physicians across the region.