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ECRI Institute Named a Top Workplace for 2013 by Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com  
3/19/2013 8:35:17 AM

Employees rate the nonprofit organization high in ethics, work/life balance, and benefits

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Top Workplace for 2013 by The Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

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"Our staff has paid our workplace culture a great compliment. The Top Workplaces award is a tribute to them and to the significance of our mission to save lives, prevent injury, and contain the costs of healthcare locally, nationally, and worldwide. We thank our employees," says Jeffrey C. Lerner, PhD, president and CEO, ECRI Institute.

86% of the staff completed the survey. Employees rated ECRI Institute highly for operating by strong values and ethics and for providing flexibility, supportive managers, meaningful work, and good benefits.

"In the past two years, we have actively promoted enhanced communication between managers and staff, offered a wide array of training programs, updated our physical workplace, and optimized employee benefit packages to help attract and retain top talent," says Meredith E. Friedman, director of human resources, ECRI Institute.

ECRI Institute's nearly 400 full-time interdisciplinary staff provide extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise. For more than 45 years, the independent nonprofit organization has helped healthcare organizations worldwide through customized consulting and collaboration, memberships, publications, and by collecting and analyzing patient safety data.

The U.S. headquarters, located on a 12-acre research campus in Plymouth Meeting, PA, includes a 120,000 square foot facility and the nation's only independent medical device testing laboratory. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO, listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing lessons learned and best practices.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition and that our employees feel positively about working at ECRI Institute. We strive to foster a culture where employees know their contributions are valued by the organization and their work is socially meaningful," adds Friedman.

WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what's on the minds of their employees.

Philly.com published the complete list of Top Workplaces on March 17, 2013. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

For more information, visit www.ecri.org or contact ECRI Institute by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA; by telephone at +1 (610) 825-6000; by fax at +1 (610) 834-1275; or by e-mail at communications@ecri.org.

About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO, listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing lessons learned and best practices.

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