A leader in community health care
Lake Health is a private, not-for-profit leader in community health care in Northeast Ohio. In fact, providing progressive, compassionate health care to everyone in and around Lake County has been both our mission and our vision since 1902.
Rather than focusing on episodes of care, we provide a lifetime of health and wellness, embracing a philosophy of patient and family-centered care.
We accomplish our mission through a comprehensive network that includes 600 dynamic physicians, 3,000 health care professionals, almost 1,000 volunteers, and multiple up-to-date facilities with the latest technology.
A great place to work
As the largest private employer in Lake County, Lake Health offers a progressive work environment that includes an attractive benefits package, an outstanding team of dedicated professionals, and modern facilities and equipment. Team members enjoy a collaborative company culture and a supportive caring environment - Lake Health is an award-winning system recognized as a "best place to work." In fact, Lake Health has been recognized as one of the Northcoast 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio for 17 consecutive years. If you're interested in a career at Lake Health, we invite you to check out our job opportunities or speak with an Human Resources representative at 440-354-1981.
Team members may elect single or family medical coverage. Team members scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay are eligible for single or family plan coverage beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
Team members scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay are eligible to elect single or family plan dental coverage beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
Team members scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay are eligible for single or family plan vision coverage beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
403b Retirement Savings Plan
Lake Health team members are eligible to participate in this plan upon hire. To be eligible for the employer matching contributions a team member must have completed one year of service and worked a minimum of 1000 hours. Team members enter the plan the following January 1 or July 1.
Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
Lake Health team members are insured for 1x their annual salary in term life insurance plus up to an additional 1x their annual salary for an accidental death or dismemberment. Team members scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay are eligible for this benefit on the first day of the month following six months of service.
Optional Life Insurance
Lake Health team members may purchase additional life insurance. This is not guaranteed issue, however, and proof of insurability may be required to purchase this benefit. Team members scheduled to work 40 hours or more per pay period are eligible for this optional insurance plan coverage beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
Optional Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance
Team members may purchase optional term life insurance for a spouse and/or dependent child(ren). Team members scheduled to work 40 or more hours per pay are eligible for plan coverage beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
Short Term Disability
Lake Health provides Short Term Disability at no cost to eligible team members. This plan will cover 50% of a team member’s annualized base wage at time of disability up to 150 days after a 30-day elimination period, provided the team member has completely exhausted their PTO bank. Team members scheduled to work 64 hours or more per pay period are eligible for this coverage beginning the first day of the month following one year of eligible employment.
Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability is provided at no cost to eligible team members and will cover 50% of the team member’s gross annual salary up to $10,000 per month after a six month elimination period in the event of a long-term illness. Team members scheduled to work 64 or more hours per pay are eligible for this benefit on the first day of the month following one year of service.
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
The Health Care Flexible Spending Account allows team members to use pre-tax dollars to pay for out of pocket medical, dental and vision expenses, which are not otherwise covered by your employer-provided insurance coverage’s.
Dependent Care Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts enable team members to pay with pre-tax dollars the expenses incurred for the care of a child, elderly parent or other dependents.
Full time and part-time team members may be reimbursed for qualifying undergraduate, graduate and advanced certification educational expenses during a calendar year. Team members must apply and be approved for tuition reimbursement prior to beginning course work or program. Team members scheduled to work 40 hours or more per pay are eligible for this benefit on the first day of the month following date of hire, however reimbursement will not occur until (6) months of employment have been completed.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Team members accrue PTO on a bi-weekly basis and may begin using it after three months of service. PTO accrual rates vary by position. PTO encompasses vacation, sick and holiday time. Team members scheduled to work a minimum of 40 hours per pay are eligible for this benefit.
Super Savers Program
Various discounts are available to LHS team members from area businesses. Discounts are also offered for wellness programs, health and education programs, cinemas, amusement parks and more. Check with the Human Resources Dept. for more information.
The option to purchase voluntary Universal Life, Cancer, Accidental Death, Critical illness and Supplemental Short-Term Disability is available to interested benefits eligible team members. Please check with Human Resources for more information regarding these plans.
A Great Place to Work
In 2018, Lake Health was named one of the 99 best places to work in northeast Ohio for the seventeenth year in a row. The NorthCoast 99 award, presented every fall by the Employers Resource Council, identified top organizations in northeast Ohio that excel in areas such as compensation, benefits, health and safety, diversity, recruitment and retention, work/life, community services, training and education, and employee communication.
American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index
The 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index recognizes companies that take significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Lake Health is proud to have earned a Bronze level recognition in the 2017 Workplace Health Achievement Index. Learn more.
Breast Center Accreditation
Lake Health's Breast Center has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
Lake Health's TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Advanced Disease-Specific Certification as Primary Stroke Centers. Lake Health earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review of each of the hospital’s acute stroke programs.
The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care. The Joint Commission launched the program – the nation's first - in 2003.
Chest Pain Center Designation
ACC Accreditation Services has awarded full Cycle III accreditation with PCI to West Medical Center.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The goal of ACC Accreditation Services is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment and increase the effectiveness of treatment.
For more information on the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, visit www.scpcp.org.
Nationally-Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center
It is important to choose a bariatric surgery center that has a proven record of quality and safety. Lake Health’s Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This national accreditation is awarded to hospitals and surgeons following a rigorous review process during which a program proves it meets the highest standards regarding facilities, staffing and protocols for care. Lake Health's Bariatric Surgery Center has earned the designation of an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery and a Bariatric Surgery Blue Center of Distinction by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. In addition, Dr. Ben-Meir has performed weight loss surgeries in Northeast Ohio longer than any other local surgeon, having completed more than 4,000 procedures with an outstanding safety record.
A Fit-Friendly Company
Lake Health has received the Gold Fit-Friendly award from the American Heart Association for championing the health of employees by creating a culture of wellness in the workplace. "Gold-level" recognition is for companies that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support; increasing healthy food in cafeterias and vending machines; promoting a wellness culture; and implementing a designated number of activities in physical fitness, nutrition and cultural areas.