HHS receives Top Employer award
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been named a Top Employer for Hamilton-Niagara in 2022, cementing its position as one of the best places to work in the region. The multi-site academic teaching hospital has 15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers, and is one of Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare organizations. HHS uniquely provides a full breadth of health services across all stages of life and is home to world-renowned researchers.
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Michele Leroux, Vice-President, Human Resources for HHS, attributes the award to several areas of accomplishment. “As the largest employer in Hamilton, HHS plays a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals and administrators. HHS provides a variety of ongoing learning and professional development opportunities throughout the organization.” She emphasizes that HHS prioritizes advancement from within, encouraging frontline staff to explore leadership opportunities as they develop in their careers.
“I chose HHS early in my career due to the diversity of opportunities and variety of areas of care.”
Nick Millar, a Clinical Manager at HHS’ Juravinski Hospital agrees. “I chose HHS early in my career due to the diversity of opportunities and variety of areas of care.” He is an internationally educated nurse (IEN) who started his career in Canada as a Registered Practical Nurse in HHS’ medicine unit in 2009. Since then he has worked in cardiac surgery as a Registered Nurse, and been promoted to Charge Nurse, and eventually Clinical Leader and Manager.
Leroux emphasizes that dedicated staff like Millar, and so many like him are the heartbeat of the hospital. “We are privileged to have incredibly hardworking, compassionate employees,” she says. “They have persevered through a very difficult period because they care deeply about their patients and their community. This award may be given to HHS as an employer, but it truly reflects the thousands of employees who give their time and talent every day.”
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