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Benefits of Working at NWHC

NWHC staff membersThe need for work-life balance is essential. North Wellington Health Care has many services and programs to support our employees both personally and professionally.

Quality Healthcare Workplace Award Winner

North Wellington Health Care is a Quality Healthcare Workplace Award winner as recognized by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – HealthForce Ontario.

The Quality Healthcare Workplace Award recognizes select health care organizations for their efforts to improve their workplaces in ways that contribute to employees’ quality of work life and the quality of the care and services they deliver.

The FISH! Philosophy

NWHC practices the FISH! Philosophy.

The FISH! Philosophy was inspired by a business that is world famous for its incredible energy and commitment to service—the Pike Place Fish Market.

There are four main concepts that Fish Philosophy focuses on:

  1. being there,
  2. choosing your attitude,
  3. making their day and
  4. playing.

When we work in the now (Be There), stop complaining and start noticing the good in our lives (Choose Attitude), recognize the importance of giving gratitude (Make their Day), and have fun at work (Play), then we are creating a work life that makes us happy.

Compensation and benefits

North Wellington Health Care offers its employees competitive compensation and benefit packages which includes a comprehensive medical, dental and insurance plan.

Some staff are also eligible to enroll in voluntary life insurance plans.

Employee assistance program (EAP)

Employees and their eligible dependants have access to cost-free, confidential counselling services through Homewood Human Solutions.

This service is available 24/7 by phone, internet or in person and assists staff in the areas such as:

  • Family Counselling Services
  • Lifestyle and specialty counselling services 
  • On-line resources

Creating a healthy and respectful environment

North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) is strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the community that we serve.

In 2010 NWHC introduced the Violence in the Workplace Prevention. Abusive behaviours or actions directed towards staff, patients or visitors are not tolerated at any of our hospitals.

What's on Your Mind? Internal Communication Tool

“What's on Your Mind?” is as an electronic version of an anonymous Suggestion/Question box available through our intranet.

Supported by our Senior Management Team, this is a Healthy Hospital initiative to improve communications.

“What’s on Your Mind” is a way of exchanging information in a timely way for all staff – no matter what shift you are working!

Educational support

From a NWHC employee's first day, learning opportunities and experiences create pathways for individual growth and development.

We offer a variety of educational programs and services to enable individuals, groups and teams to enhance their skills, knowledge and practices.

Education and training are provided through a variety of methods including Nursing Skills Fairs, Educational Council events, classroom, online and one-on-one coaching.

Videoconferencing

NWHC uses videoconferencing technology allowing staff and patients in different locations to interact for either the delivery of patient care, education or administrative purposes.

The use of videoconference technology fosters growth and knowledge sharing with a goal of improving patient care services.

Recognition and celebration

NWHC provides length of service awards to all eligible employees in order to recognize and celebrate loyal and dedicated service.

Awards are given to an employee, every fives years, based on their total length of service from date of last hire.

NWHC Wellness Committee

The NWHC Wellness Committee consists of NWHC employees who volunteer their time to organize and promote wellness programs within the hospitals.

Activities such as health and wellness activities, staff pot-lucks, holiday decorating competitions and more are held throughout the year.

North Wellington Health Care

  • Louise Marshall Hospital

  • 630 Dublin Street, Mount Forest,
    ON N0G 2L3
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  • Phone: (519) 323-2210
  • Palmerston and District Hospital

  • 500 Whites Road, Palmerston,
    ON N0G 2P0
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  • Phone: (519) 343-2030