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Lake Area Medical Center 

Location: Lake Charles, La. 

Type of company: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: Lake Area Medical Center was opened in 1984 to serve Lake Charles, La., the surrounding communities and people of Southwest Louisiana. The 88-bed, full-service acute-care hospital has grown to include more than 480 employees, including nearly 200 affiliated physicians, covering a range of 36 medical specialties. The medical center boasts a low turnover rate of just 5.9 percent and a lengthy waiting list of nurses who desire to work there. 

Added benefits: Employees and their dependents can use the hospital, or another Community Health System-affiliated hospital, deductible- and copay-free. LAMC also offers paternity leave, generous adoption assistance (including reimbursement for agency fees, travel fees and legal assistance) and subsidized fitness center memberships. LAMC publicly recognizes and rewards clinical and non-clinical employees of the month and employees of the year. 

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