November 17, 2011
SickKids named Most Admired Corporate Culture
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is thrilled to announce it has been named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2011.
The Most Admired Corporate Cultures program was established by Waterstone Human Capital to recognize the importance of corporate culture in driving organizational performance. This is the seventh year of the program. SickKids was also a regional winner as one of five organizations named to the Broader Public Sector special category in October.
“People are attracted to SickKids because they have a desire to impact children’s health,” says Mary Jo Haddad, SickKids’ President and CEO. “I’m very proud of our culture, which encourages people to be creative, innovative and compassionate, while searching for ways to continuously improve our performance.”
SickKids was chosen from 440 nominated organizations across Canada. Forty-two organizations were named to regional or special category competitions, and from those, 10 national award winners were chosen. Organizations were chosen based on a nomination, then a formal application that includes in-person interviews between Waterstone and an organization’s senior executives. Submissions included questions pertaining to corporate vision, performance, alignment and social responsibility.
“At SickKids, we can see the connection between having a strong corporate culture and world-class results,” says Jeff Mainland, SickKids’ Vice-President, Strategy, Performance and Communications. “The high engagement, personal accountability and commitment to service excellence directly and positively impact health outcomes and how SickKids runs as a highly effective organization.”