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Mount Auburn Hospital

Overview

Mount Auburn Hospital, a regional teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School , serves the metropolitan Boston/Cambridge area. Mount Auburn Hospital has a dual mission to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care to patients and to teach students of medicine and the health professions. Mount Auburn believes that every patient is the only patient.

Three central goals drive Mount Auburns organizational focus. First, Mount Auburn Hospital is dedicated to quality of care and patient safety with a focus on clinical outcomes. Underlying this goal is a commitment to measurement, benchmarking, transparency and learning from error. Safe medication delivery and infection prevention are two current priority projects. The second goal is creating an optimal work environment. Creating an organization where employees and physicians enjoy working and practicing together and are supported in their roles by good systems and each other is important to the care of patients. The link between employee and physician satisfaction and patient satisfaction drives our focus on environment of care.

Finally, Mount Auburn believes that patients and the community need and deserve a strong and financially secure hospital that is state-of-the-art and has the resources necessary to achieve the mission. Thus, the third organizational focus is on profitability and wise use of operating margins to benefit patient care and teaching.

HR Contact

Human Resources
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-499-5066 phone
617-499-5168 fax

Benefits

            

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AT MOUNTAUBURNHOSPITAL

Employees of MountAuburnHospital receive the following benefits, based on scheduled hours and length of service:

Health Insurance

Employees may elect health insurance coverage, provided that they are scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Plans include Choice, Choice Plus, and PPO (all through Tufts Health Plan). These deductions are pre-taxed and payroll deducted.

Dental Plan

Employees may elect either a High Option or Low Option plan from Delta Dental. The premium is employee paid, pre-taxed and payroll deducted. The employee must be scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Vision Insurance

Employees may elect coverage for either the United Health Care Standard or Enhanced options. The premium is employee paid through payroll deduction. The employee must be scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Flexcare

Flexcare, also available to those scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week, is a benefit that allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings to be used for out-of-pocket medical or dependent care expenses. The maximum you can contribute during this period is $2,500 for medical expenses and $5,000 for dependent care expenses (or $2,500 if married and filing separately). The minimum you can contribute to either account is $312.00 per year. It is important not to overestimate what you will need for reimbursement because this money will not be returned to you. Also, all claims must be submitted to Crosby Benefits by March 31st following the end of the plan year.

Life Insurance

All employees regularly scheduled for 20 hours or more per week receive free life insurance coverage. For exempt employees, coverage begins immediately and provides a benefit equivalent to one times annual salary. For non-exempt employees, coverage begins after six months and provides a benefit of one times annual salary. Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance up five times annual base pay through payroll deduction. Also, Spousal and Child life insurance options are available.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Full-time employees receive free long-term disability insurance coverage. For exempt employees, enrollment is effective immediately. For non-exempt employees, enrollment begins after six months in a full-time position. The plan provides a benefit of up to 60% of monthly pay in the event an employee becomes disabled and unable to work for a period of 90 days or more. Full-time employees may purchase additional insurance that provides an increased benefit to 70% of pay. Part-time employees regularly scheduled for 20 to 35 hours per week may purchase basic LTD coverage through payroll deduction.

Paid Time-Off

Earned Time is a paid time-off program that includes paid vacation time, sick time and holidays, and any other scheduled or unscheduled time off. Employees accrue earned time weekly, provided that they are regularly scheduled for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Employees may begin to use earned time after three months of employment.

RetirementPLUS

RetirementPLUS is MountAuburnHospital’s defined contribution retirement savings plan. After two years of service at a minimum of 20 hours per week, employees who are at least age 21 will receive a contribution from the hospital to a 403b tax-deferred annuity account in their name. The amount contributed is equal to a percentage of salary up to the statutory limit. The amount contributed is equal to a percentage of up to a maximum of $255,000 of gross pay. New enrollees receive a 3% hospital contribution, which increase to 5%, 7%, and 8% based on length of service. The money can be invested with either Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) or Fidelity Investments. Employees may contribute voluntarily to these accounts through weekly payroll deduction. This can be arranged at any time during employment.

Pet Insurance

Employees may elect insurance to cover a pet. The premium is employee paid through payroll deduction.

Group Legal Plan

Employees may enroll in the Hyatt Premier Group Legal Plan. This plan provides employees and their dependents access to legal services with participating attorneys for a low monthly fee which is payroll deducted.

Auto and Homeowners Insurance

Auto and homeowner insurance is available to all employees. The policies are provided by MetLife Insurance at a reduced rate.

Credit Union

The credit union is available to all employees. Providing services similar to a full-service bank, the credit union allows employees to save money through payroll deduction, with immediate access to funds. The credit union is conveniently located on the hospital campus in the ClarkBuilding.

Parking

Off-site parking is available to hospital employees at minimal cost. This includes free shuttle service to and from the hospital. Different parking arrangements apply for employees whose departments are not located at the hospital.

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees scheduled for a minimum of 30 hours per week may apply for tuition reimbursement for approved work-related courses. $1000 is available to full-time employees and $750 for part-time employees.

Educational Opportunities

The hospital offers a variety of courses, workshops, and seminars, many of which are free for employees. Some of these courses carry CEUs.

Other Benefits

Other benefits include MBTA Pass Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Occupational Health Services, and direct deposit to most Massachusetts banks.

   

Affiliates

Click here to view an interactive map of off site practice locations and partners affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital

Awards

Mount Auburn Hospital is licensed by the Department of Public Health, accredited by The Joint Commission through 2008 and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Accreditations include the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for laboratory. Mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy are accredited by the American College of Radiology. Mount Auburn is a proud recipient of the Boston Business Journals Best Place to Work Award for six years in a row.

 

Demographics

Mount Auburn Hospital has 191 licensed beds with an Emergency Department and Walk-in Center that serve 50,000 patients each year. Obstetrics and Level II neonatology deliver over 2,000 newborns annually. The board certified medical staff of more than 850 physicians care for approximately 18,000 inpatients/observation cases and more than 500,000 outpatients annually. The Hospital has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital for Cardiovascular Care and Intensive Care. Mount Auburn Hospital also provides comprehensive oncology services and is approved by the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive cancer management center.