Unity Health Network Named 2021 NorthCoast 99 Award Winner

Sep 01, 2021

Unity Health Network was recently recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent for the sixth year in a row. In addition, the organization received the Award of Excellence for HealthCare and Social Assistance, a special recognition for being a top scorer compared to all winners within the HealthCare and Social Assistance category.


NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 23rd year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent.

NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process requiring specific information on how the organization addresses top-performer attraction, development and retention in several areas: organizational strategy, policies and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity and inclusion.

“It is rewarding to be recognized for our workplace culture for the sixth consecutive year,” Heather L. Milicevic, Vice President and CHRO, Unity Health Network. “This recognition would not be possible without our talented and dedicated employees.”

 “More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project that ERC established to help make our region a long-term destination of choice for companies and high-performing individuals. The data from this program helps employers stay current on organizational practices and understand what top performers want and need so they can be responsive,” said Samantha Marx, Member Service Director at ERC, who oversees the program.

“Talent wins in today’s labor market. The NorthCoast 99 winners know this so they continue to build progressive and innovative HR practices and benefits to attract and retain the best and brightest. We’re thrilled to recognize the 2021 winning organizations and look forward to sharing their success stories,” said Kelly Keefe, President of ERC.

The 2021 NorthCoast 99 Awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; Impact Architects; Maloney + Novotny; Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; UKG; and Wayfind Creative.