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• Employees who work at least 20 hours in a two-week period are eligible for benefits.

• Backup Care program available for sick, holiday childcare (80 hours of care per employee per year with minimal co-pay).

• Private lactation rooms; skilled lactation care providers give nursing mothers support and assistance.

• Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 for continuing and higher education.

• On-site concierge offered for errands, reservations, dry cleaning, etc.

If you live in Colorado, you’re no doubt familiar with the wonderful work of The Children’s Hospital. A leading pediatric health care network and home to many nationally recognized medical and research programs, The Children’s Hospital employs more than 3,000 people in the state plus 1,071 medical staff and 206 residents and fellows.


The Children’s Hospital offers its employees a variety of flexible work arrangements, and with 55 percent of its staff working part time, the company allows workers to adjust their commitment of hours to meet changing needs. Job sharing and telecommuting are also allowed for certain positions. Employees who work 20 hours or more in a two-week period are eligible to participate in the benefits program.


Discounted daycare is available at a number of contracted centers, and the hospital offers 80 hours of sick and holiday childcare per employee per year (with a minimal co-pay) through its Backup Care program. A dependent care and health care flexible spending account allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to cover those expenses.


Medical, dental and vision insurance is offered, along with company-paid life insurance and long-term disability coverage for eligible staff. The hospital also provides a variety of classes on healthy lifestyle topics like yoga, nutrition and Weight Watchers.


“At The Children’s Hospital, we are 100 percent dedicated to caring for kids,” notes Sue Jordan, director of employee programs. “From a human resources perspective that means we need to be 100 percent dedicated to offering benefits and programs that help our employees balance their work and family lives. We are constantly exploring new programs to make Children’s an even better place to work.”