MD Anderson Cancer Center - 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2014

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location: Houston

Type of company: Hospital/health system

MD Anderson Cancer Center FactsMeet the organization: The MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the country's three original cancer centers, created in 1941 as part of the University of Texas system. The specialty hospital employs nearly 20,000 faculty and staff members. In 2013, MD Anderson was No. 5 on's "Best Places to Work" list and No. 4 on AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" list. Military Times placed the organization on its "Best for Vets" employers list, as well. The specialty hospital is a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accredited institution, which recognizes the company for proactive efforts in reducing cancer in the workplace.

Added benefits: Employees can take advantage of the hospital's various health and wellness programs, such as smoking cessation; biking, walking and running clubs; wellness and nutrition counseling; and "stress buster" exercise equipment dispersed throughout the hospital's buildings. MD Anderson offers flexible work schedules, such as compressed work weeks and telecommuting options, to allow employees more control over where and when they work.

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