2019 Best Places to Work in the North Bay Award

MERITAGE MEDICAL NETWORK

THREE TIME WINNER

Physician-led Meritage Medical Network includes seven hospitals, seven HMO plans and over 730 doctors providing local, community-focused patient care to over half a million residents in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

“At Meritage, our success starts with our staff. We understand that an environment where every employee is empowered, engaged and believes in our mission makes us all do our best,” says CEO Wojtek Nowak.

“Our physicians and the communities we serve deserve no less.”

Health insurance coverage is provided at no cost to employees and dependent coverage is heavily subsidized. Staff members receive a total of 29 paid days off per year and PTO increases with years of service.

After the first year, employees receive a $250 stipend when they take five consecutive days off for a vacation.

Employees say, “We are the best in the world at what we do, and the casual atmosphere makes it easy to work here. Perks and benefits are outstanding — the best I’ve ever had.”

Meritage offers free Qi Gong exercise classes, on-site meditation sessions, chair massages, gym membership (YMCA and Body Kinetics) and commuter subsidies. There are discounted healthy snacks, and sponsored breakfasts, lunches, Lunch-N-Learn programs and recognition awards.

Employees receive a $2,000 per year continuing education reimbursement, leadership development/training opportunities, along with an annual merit increase program and performance bonuses. Legal assistance is provided through Rocket Lawyer discounted 40%. Free flu shots are also offered.

“My coworkers are great, and I love what we do as an organization,” states an employee.

“There is a sense of kinship, everyone knows what the company’s goals are, and everyone is incentivized to help obtain them.”

Link to full article: https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/9961519-181/sonoma-napa-marin-best-places-to-work#MERIT_AGE