MD Anderson Cancer Center | 150 great places to work in healthcare 2016

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location: Houston, Texas

Type of company: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: MD Anderson is one of the largest cancer centers in the world, devoted solely to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The cancer center employs 21,000 people in more than 81 buildings in Houston and central Texas.

Added benefits: MD Anderson is devoted to employee wellness. The cancer center offers a 16,000 square foot, comprehensive fitness center, which provides free workout options including cardio and weight machines, free weights and more than 85 cardio, strength, yoga, step, and line dance classes weekly. A team of health & fitness specialists also provide a variety of on-site group exercise classes, individual and small group fitness training, and courses on nutrition,stress management and other health-related topics at no cost to the employee. Additionally, there are micro fitness facilities and Be Well Stations spread throughout the campus. MD Anderson Cancer Center offers many other health-related services such as preventive cancer screenings, free flu shots, tobacco cessation programs, on-site health screenings, and cancer survivorship workshops. On-site infrastructure supporting the wellness environment includes: indoor and outdoor walking paths, meditation spaces, bike barns, working mother rooms, and much more! The message of wellness is further leveraged through the institution via the Be Well Notes publication, and a network of 200 Be Well Champs.

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