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Intermountain receives the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence, for using strategies to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results

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 9/26/2010

Intermountain Healthcare's Central Office and Employees Services Center have received the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

This prestigious award recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the greater Salt Lake City area and across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. The Salt Lake Chamber is the official When Work Works partner for the Salt Lake City region.

The selection process is rigorous. First, employers' flexibility programs and practices are measured against national norms from Families and Work Institute's National Study of Employers. Employees are then surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, the supportiveness of the culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

"As a recipient of the 2010 Sloan Award, Intermountain Healthcare ranks in the top 20% of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace," states Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. "In addition, what makes this honor so special is that employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace."

About When Work Works The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources, and recognition to employers nationwide. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century.

For more information, visit the website, at www.whenworkworks.org.

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