St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | 150 great places to work in healthcare 2016

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Location: Memphis, Tenn.

Type of company: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: This nonprofit research hospital employs nearly 4,000 people and carries a proud history. Founded in 1962 and named for the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened before a crowd of 9,000 and has been a leader in pediatric cancer treatment since. St. Jude has garnered honors as one of the "Best Places to Work in Academia" by The Scientist magazine, "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune magazine, "Best Hospitals for Pediatric Cancer" by U.S. News & World Report and a variety of other honors.

Added benefits: St. Jude offers a long list of benefits on top of its core benefits package, including compressed work weeks, fully paid sabbaticals, an on-site fitness center, tuition reimbursement, an on-site Starbucks, a memorial garden with two waterfalls, free parking, an on-site credit union and access to high-quality produce biweekly at St. Jude Farmer's Market. The success of the market inspired employees to start their own garden on the St. Jude campus. Produce from that garden is often utilized in the St. Jude cafeteria.

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