Covenant Health receives Alberta’s Top 80 Employers accolade
January 30, 2024
Covenant Health has been named one of Alberta’s Top 80 Employers for 2024. The annual competition recognizes leading Alberta employers who are creating exceptional places to work. The competition evaluates key performance indicators such as work environment, employee benefits and professional development opportunities. This is the tenth time Covenant Health has received the award.
“We are honoured to be named as one of Alberta’s top employers for a tenth time. Our dedication to whole-person care is at the core of everything we do, and that includes caring for our employees. Every one of our decisions and interactions – whether in the boardroom or at the bedside – must help create an environment where staff, volunteers, physicians, patients and residents can bring their whole selves,” says Patrick Dumelie, Chief Executive Officer.
“There have been many changes in healthcare over the past ten years, and to consistently receive this type of award is a testament to how our teams continually find innovative solutions while living our mission. Our most valuable resource is our people, and I am proud of their unwavering commitment to providing quality, compassionate care to create vibrate communities of health and healing.”
More than half of Covenant Health’s 17 facilities are located in rural Alberta communities, providing acute and continuing care services, as well as valuable employment for community members.
“Our rural acute and continuing care teams continually demonstrate why they are pillars of the community through their leadership and creativity. There are so many opportunities to make a difference in healthcare, whether someone is starting out as a student or wants to explore working in rural; we want to support our employees with opportunities for development and growth,” says Sarah Cameron, Chief Human Resources Officer.
“We recognize the collective stress that all of our teams in both rural and urban centres have been under the past few years, and fine tuning our recovery strategy to support our people has been a key focus for us,” she adds.
Sites across the province have been piloting on-site counselling, including utilizing chaplains for spiritual support, as well as working to make changes to health benefits to improve access to psychological services.
Covenant Health is one of Canada's largest Catholic healthcare organizations with over 15,000 physicians, employees and volunteers serving in 12 communities across Alberta. A major provider in Alberta's integrated health system, Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services.
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