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2011 Best Employers

West Virginia University Hospitals

This organization hosts an annual retirement fair

Winning Years: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Industry: Hospitals/Healthcare
Location: Morgantown, W. Va.

West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) offers numerous benefits to retirees including free influenza vaccinations, a wellness program that includes use of the fitness center and classes on wellness education, discounts at the Medical Center Pharmacy for any over the counter medication, and retirees can participate in the annual Retirement Planning Fair, where they can gain valuable information to help with their continued financial success.

See also: How the 2011 Best Employers winners were selected.

Additional Policies and Practices:

Recruiting: WVUH attends a Veterans Job Fair to target mature workers.

Workplace Culture / Continued Opportunities: WVUH offers its employees the following learning and development programs: tuition reimbursement, in-house classroom training, online training and certification classes. Employees must work 20 or more hours per week to be eligible for the tuition reimbursement program and certification classes.

Long-service anniversaries are celebrated with announcements, parties, awards and monetary gifts based upon years of service.

WVUH implemented the BRAVO! reward and recognition program based on employee feedback from an employee opinion survey. In this program employees can nominate fellow employees through the BRAVO! website for a job well done.

Employees have opportunities to gain new experiences by working on temporary assignments in other departments, and on team projects.

Benefits/Health: Employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for individual and family medical coverage, individual and family prescription drug coverage, individual and family vision and dental insurance, and short-term disability. Long-term disability is offered exclusively to employees working 32 or more hours per week. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available to assist in covering out-of-pocket health care costs.

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