SwedishAmerican Health System | 150 great places to work in healthcare 2015

SwedishAmerican Health System

Location: Rockford, Ill.

Type of company: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: SwedishAmerican is a nonprofit locally governed healthcare system with about 3,040 employees located in the second largest city in Illinois. In May 2014, the system was named one of the "Healthiest Companies in America" by Interactive Health for sustaining high employee engagement with its wellness program. The Illinois Department of Public Health gave it the Illinois Healthy Worksite-Gold Level award in 2014 as well.

Added benefits: Employees with children ages six weeks to 12 years have access to the Ryan Jury Child Development Learning Center, which is located on the SwedishAmerican Hospital campus. Employees with kids in college can aim to get one of the 15 $1,000 scholarships granted by SwedishAmerican to dependent children of employees. The system has an employee home ownership assistance program, through which the system's foundation purchases homes near campus, renovates them and makes them available to employees at affordable prices. The program also provides forgivable grants to employees looking to purchase a home.




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