TAMPA, Fla. – Each day, single mother Amanie Khaled balances raising her son while working full time at Moffitt Cancer Center as an inpatient nurse. The flexibility Moffitt offers Khaled allows her to be actively involved in her son’s life and also gives her the desire to work hard and advance her career as a professional.
This is just one example of why Moffitt has been named one of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. This is the eighth year that Working Mother magazine has included Moffitt on its list. Moffitt was selected for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that support working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and the advancement of women.
Moffitt has selected Khaled as its Working Mother of the Year.
“I feel so honored to receive this recognition, and it feels really great to be recognized by my peers,” Khaled explains. “I have faced many challenges in my life, but my son is my one true love.”
Moffitt offers working mothers several programs, including education assistance, flexible work schedules, and backup child and elder care to help them grow in their careers while balancing family life. Parental leave offers new moms an additional four weeks of paid leave, as well as one week of paid leave for new dads and job protection for mothers beyond the 12 weeks provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act.
“The cancer center continues to be honored by our inclusion on this list,” says Moffitt president and CEO Alan F. List, M.D. “We truly value the importance of work-life balance for all of our team members, and it makes for a better work environment for us all. It is rewarding to be honored for something that we put a lot of effort into.”
Working Mother will recognize one special Working Mother of the Year from each of the winning companies at its annual Work Life Congress to be held Oct. 17-18in New York City.
“For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America’s families,” said Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director of Working Mother Media. “Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create the culture that attracts the best talent.”
Working Mother will also hold its fourth annual National Flex Day on Tuesday, Oct. 18. As a Working Mother 100 Best Company, Moffitt Cancer Center will participate to celebrate the power and pervasiveness of workplace flexibility. Each year, more employers and employees are following the lead of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, all of which offer flexible work options, to add their voices to the #NatlFlexDay campaign. Learn more at workingmother.com/flexday.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2.5 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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