150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

The organizations featured on this list offer benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful careers above and beyond the average healthcare provider or company; they encourage professional development and promote leadership from within. Many members of the list offer unique wellness and personal benefits to ensure employees strike a positive work/life balance.

In addition to providing a competitive benefits and vacation package, many members of this list support volunteerism and organize community outreach activities.

Becker's Healthcare developed this list based on nominations and editorial research. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company mentioned.

For questions and comments on this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Hospitals and health systems

Advocate Aurora Health (Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee) Advocate Aurora recognizes that providing top-notch healthcare starts with attracting, retaining and growing a top-notch team. The health system creates an inclusive environment with Culture of Inclusion Committees, which are employee-led groups tasked with bringing the larger health system strategy, mission and values into day-to-day work. Advocate Aurora is also looking ahead to develop and grow its future workforce. Through a partnership with JPMorgan Chase, Advocate Aurora has an initiative in place to match job seekers with high-growth, middle-skill healthcare jobs, improve diversity, advance its current workforce and support economic development in the communities it serves. The Chicago Tribune and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Advocate Aurora among the Top Work Places in 2018.

Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Atlantic Health System's work environment has earned it an 11-year streak on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and a four-year streak on Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Women list, in addition to earning recognition as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. But beyond the accolades, AHS employees speak for themselves: the health system boasts a 91 percent employee retention rate. AHS believes its key to success is engagement and trust, which the health system fosters through team building, recognition and competitive benefits that include on-site child care, financial incentives for healthy living, tuition reimbursement and career coaching.

Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Atrium Health works to instill "One Experience" in every patient and employee encounter by fostering a culture of caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork. As part of this mission, Atrium Health is committed to creating a diverse workforce, which it works toward with the help of several councils and committees focused on recruiting, retaining, engaging and fostering a more inclusive workforce. It offers employees the option to participate in a diversity certificate program to expand cultural competence and understanding of stereotypes, unconscious bias and other concepts. It also offers other forums for employees to learn about diversity, including a symposium and speaker series. It has a platform dedicated to recognizing teammates for meaningful work and service. Atrium has won a host of awards for its work culture, including recognition for its work to help military service members find careers within the health system.

Banner Health (Phoenix). Banner Health empowers employees to carry out its mission of "Making healthcare easier, so life can be better," by helping them find a connection between their personal purpose and the organization's purpose. Its employee engagement approach and benefits package similarly focus on the whole person. Banner offers wellbeing programs in four areas: health, growth, balance and wealth. Among more traditional benefits, it notably offers both physical health and mindfulness programs, as well as full benefits to any employee working over 16 hours per week, with no part-time penalty. Banner has put professional development programs into place at all levels, and worked to promote diversity within the organization. In the past four years, Banner Health has improved racial diversity at the employee level by 9 percent, at the manager level by 6 percent and at the senior leader level by 5 percent.

Baptist Health Care (Pensacola, Fla.). Baptist Health Care has experienced huge growth since it started as a single hospital in 1951 and continues to evolve to meet the needs of its growing community and workforce. The system offers competitive benefits alongside some more unusual ones, like an onsite car wash and detailing service, financial wellness classes, a free fitness center and fitness classes, and a summer camp for team member's children. Baptist team members can also donate to a "Helping Hands Fund," to support team members going through a financial hardship. As part of its work to continuously evolve and improve, Baptist implemented an employee engagement survey in 2018 and provides leadership monthly retention data, so they can make better decisions for the team on a daily basis.

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano (Texas). Baylor Scott & White's cardiovascular hospital aims to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and collective spirit of service. It does this by offering its employees benefits and career development opportunities that position everyone to succeed. Unusual offerings include Roth IRA options on top of a 401K, no deductible health plans and tuition reimbursement and scholarships. It also brings this ethos to its interactions within the community. For example, The Heart Hospital focuses strategically on supporting minority and women-owned businesses and participates in a communitywide athletic competition that benefits Special Olympics of Texas.

BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). BayCare Health System aims to create a forward-thinking work environment for its 26,600 team members. It offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including Roth options and a 401K match and contribution, whether or not employees contribute. BayCare also encourages growth and development, either in its leadership track or group track for those earlier in their career path. BayCare was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune in 2018 and 2019, and it was named a Top Work Place by Tampa Bay Times in 2018.

Beaumont Health (Southfield, Mich.). Beaumont Health offers its team of 35,000 employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement benefits, life and disability insurance, health and wellness offerings and additional services like pet insurance, identity theft insurance and employee discounts. Beaumont is also invested in the professional growth of its workforce. For nurses, Beaumont offers tuition reimbursement and growth opportunities. For future administrative leaders, it offers a two-year post-graduate administrative fellowship to develop the skills needed to oversee operations and strategic planning for a large health system.

Benefis Health System (Great Falls, Mont.). Benefis works to create a sense of family among its 3,400 employees and the community it serves. It has done this by lobbying state legislature on behalf of its employees and community to expand Medicaid and keep air ambulance bills down. It expanded health insurance offerings in 2019 to ensure every employee had access to an affordable care plan, covers 82 percent of premiums and has a program in place on top of that to ensure no employee's health insurance premiums exceed 9.5 percent of household income. Beyond physical health, Benefis works to create an inclusive environment for staff and patients. It conducts systemwide cultural sensitivity trainings to ensure employees can provide compassionate care to its diverse patient population, which includes several Native American tribes and Hutterite colonies. Its team members also lift one another up: employees donated 3,391 hours of PTO to other coworkers and more than $80,000 to assist team members during financial emergencies.

Bon Secours Mercy Health (Cincinnati). The newly merged Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health is powered by a team of 57,500 employees. The faith-based organizations, which came together in 2018, are both known for cultivating top-notch work environments. Bon Secours earned recognition as a Great Workplace from the Gallup Organization six times in a row, has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leader in LGBTQ Health Equality three times and was recognized by Working Mother magazine as a top company for multicultural women. Mercy Health is similarly committed to diversity and inclusion and has implemented focus on supporting minority and women-owned business vendors.

Boston Medical Center. As the largest safety net hospital in New England, Boston Medical Center has unique benefits to attract team members. The hospital passes on pharmacy benefits to employees, such as 60 to 70 percent lower pharmaceutical co-payments. The hospital also supports work-life balance among staff with programs that offer back-up childcare and educational strategies for improving financial standing. BMC's time off policy begins at 33 days a year. The hospital also features a rooftop farm, where employees can volunteer and take part in sourcing produce that will be used in patient meals. BMC is on pace to be the first carbon-neutral hospital in New England within the next year.

Brigham Health (Boston). Brigham Health comprises Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Physicians Organizations. The health system's commitment to professional development and work-life balance is evidenced by its low employee turnover rates — nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital stay with the organization for an average of 15 years. Brigham Health also provides generous tuition reimbursement for both full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees. The health system also has a paid time-off program, starting at 29 paid days off every year.

Campbell County Health (Gillette, Wyo.). Campbell County Health serves the people of northeastern Wyoming across 20 specialty clinics, a long-term care facility, an ASC and a 90-bed acute care hospital. Committed to employee development and continuing education, CCH offers tuition reimbursement and carries an annual budget of $116,700 for on-site employee education programs and a $248,600 budget to support off-site educational opportunities. In 2015, the Wyoming Council for Women's Issues awarded Campbell County Health the Wyoming Employer of Choice Award. CCH earned the recognition because of its commitment to family-friendly practices that support women and children in Wyoming.

Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). With a staff of more than 13,000 employees, including more than 700 physicians, Carilion Clinic serves a community of about 1 million people across 225 practice sites in western Virginia. Carilion Clinic offers tuition assistance and provides a range of opportunities for continuing education and professional development through its affiliations with two Roanoke-based institutes of higher learning — Jefferson College of Health Sciences and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. In 2018, The National Center for Healthcare Leadership named Carilion Clinic among the Top 10 Best Organizations for Leadership Development.

Central Florida Health (Leesburg). This 636-bed health system delivers care to residents in three Florida counties — Lake, Sumter and Marion. The system comprises urgent care locations, labs, two acute care hospitals and one rehabilitation hospital. Committed to employee health and well-being, CFH offers staff a unique set of healthcare and wellness benefits, including 100 percent insurance coverage for staff and dependents across all the system's urgent care centers, and access to a 10,000-square-foot fitness facility. CFH also offers a generous tuition reimbursement program, covering 90 percent reimbursement for books or tuition if employee obtains a passing grade of "C" or better.

Children's Health (Dallas). Children's Health has delivered pediatric care to families in north Texas for more than a century. The system is regularly recognized for workplace excellence. For the past three years, WorldatWork honored Children's Health for its leadership practices and in 2018, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership awarded the system its biennial Best Organizations for Leadership Development Award. Through its two medical plans, Children's Health pays an average 79 percent for employee health insurance premiums. The system recently enhanced its employee benefits package for 2019 to include adoption benefits of up to $3,000 per child for up to two children.

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic is a large regional health system with locations in Ohio, Florida and Abu Dhabi. The system fosters a culture of excellence and inclusivity through an integrated, future-focused care-model and continuous investment in innovation and human capital. The system is regularly recognized for workforce management excellence. In 2017, Fortune named Cleveland Clinic No. 17 on its list of Best Workplaces in Health Care. In 2018, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership awarded the system its biennial Best Organizations for Leadership Development Award.

CommonSpirit Health (Chicago). In early 2019, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health merged to form one of the nation's largest health systems, CommonSpirit Health. The system operates across more than 700 sites of care in 21 states. CommonSpirit supports continuing education among staff with a generous tuition reimbursement package — in 2016, CHI alone spent $5.4 million on tuition reimbursement for more than 1,500 employees. The health system also offers employees and family members access to a wellness program that features webinars and lifestyle coaching. As a result of the merger, CommonSpirit clinicians are poised to deliver more than $4 billion in charity care every year.

Community Hospital Corp. (Plano, Texas). Founded in 1996, Community Hospital Corp. is a nonprofit company that owns, manages and consults with hospitals nationwide for the purpose of improving care delivery and financial standing at community hospitals. The organization offers both hospital-based and corporate employment opportunities and prioritizes employee health and wellness by offering discounts on medical premiums and reimbursement for gym memberships. In 2015 and 2016, The Dallas Morning News named CHC to its Top 100 Places to Work list.

Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Covenant Health is equipped with a staff of more than 10,000 people and delivers care to Tennesseans across nine acute care hospitals in the eastern part of the state. The health system offers a comprehensive medical benefits package under which employees pay no deductible when they receive care at a Covenant facility. The system also offers employees and their families a free assistance program that includes support for stress management, work-life balance, child rearing, caregiving and career planning. In 2018, Forbes named Covenant Health one of the top 50 employers for women in the nation.

Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). With a team of more than 4,000 staff members and 1,000 physicians, Eskenazi Health is one of Indianapolis' largest employers. Ten of the health system's 20 senior leaders are women, guiding a workforce in which 42 percent of employees represent minority populations. In 2018, an engagement survey was completed by 84 percent of Eskenazi employees — compared to the 60 percent national average — and demonstrated improvement over the 2015 survey for each question. Based on the results of an independent survey, Eskenazi was named among America's Best Mid-Size Employers in 2018 by Forbes magazine.

Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Geisinger invests in its 32,000 employees' professional growth through a number of Employee Resource Groups — including Women LEAD, Black Outreach and Vet Net — which provide networking, leadership and mentoring opportunities. The physician-led system also supports its employees' growing families with benefits including fertility treatment coverage, $5,000 reimbursement for adoption expenses and a variety of childbirth education classes. With about 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger devotes nearly $1.2 billion toward local salaries, benefits, training and education each year.

Great Plains Health (North Platte, Neb.). To recruit and retain talent for its workforce of about 1,100 employees, Great Plains Health provides housing assistance and incentives for individuals purchasing homes in the community. In 2019, Great Plains Health expanded its Emerging Leaders Program — a two-year program that prepares high-performing employees to take on positions of increasing responsibility within the organization — to encompass a leadership boot camp. The system's annual employee survey revealed 93 percent of staff members feel engaged at their jobs, and 90 percent feel engaged with the organization as a whole.

Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). In 2017, Gundersen Health System incorporated the aim to "enrich the lives of patients, families and staff" into its vision statement and began working to implement a people strategy based on intrinsic motivation. In 2018, Gundersen reported physician and mid-level staff engagement at the 93rd percentile as well as an 89.11 percent retention rate. With a Great Place to Work certification, Gundersen encourages employees' professional development through the Gundersen University program and devoted nearly $1 million to its tuition investment program last year.

Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Hackensack Meridian Health is a 17-hospital health system with more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. The system employs more than 34,000 team members and more than 6,500 physicians, and 17 percent of its workforce has celebrated 20-plus years with the organization. The health system values collaborate teamwork and creative innovation to improve care delivery. It also offers free courses and workshops for professional development. Hackensack was certified as a Great Place to Work in December 2018. The health system is a six-time recipient of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For designation.

HonorHealth (Scottsdale, Ariz.). HonorHealth's 3,400 physicians and 11,600 dedicated employees have access to unique benefits, such as a Commuter Connection Program that offers unlimited rides to and from work for $5 per pay period. The organization also offers employees discounts on sporting events, travel, restaurants and other services through a partnership with BenefitHub. Forbes named HonorHealth a top 100 employer for two years a row.

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Hospital for Special Surgery employs 333 active medical staff members, and more than 4,175 full-time equivalents. The health system gives FTEs the opportunity to take up to 40 hours of paid time off for community service per year — a benefit that's also extended to part-time employees on a prorated basis. Hospital for Special Surgery is a two-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award and one of eight institutions named a 2018-19 Employer of Excellence by the American Academy of PAs' Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management.

Inspira Health (Mullica Hill, N.J.). With a wellness program that offers lower health plan contributions to employees who achieve certain biometric goals, Inspira Health was named a platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association in 2016, for the 10th consecutive year. The health system also offers on-campus fitness centers and mindfulness meditation classes during and after work to promote employees' mental and physical well-being. In 2018, Inspira's overall turnover rate and nurse turnover rate beat Advisory Board's averages of 13.8 percent and 11.9 percent, respectively.

Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Intermountain Healthcare offers its roughly 37,000 employees a comprehensive benefits package that constitutes more than 30 percent of each employee's total compensation. To encourage professional growth, the 23-hospital system provides clinical, self-help, leadership and communication training, as well as up to $2,000 per year for employees' education expenses. Intermountain was one of 35 companies selected to earn The Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award in 2016, for the fifth time since 2011. The same year, Intermountain was also named to Forbes' list of America's Best Employers and Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Jefferson Health's payroll comprises about 8,960 employees, 2,580 physicians and practitioners, and 3,300 full and part-time nurses. Along with providing corporate discounts on items such as computers and jewelry, the health system has partnered with several major cell service providers to make monthly phone plan discounts available to employees. Jefferson Health also offers tuition assistance for both full- and part-time staff members. In 2018, Jefferson Health's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia earned the highest possible scores for the employment non-discrimination and LGBTQ staff training categories on the Healthcare Equality Index.

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Kaiser Permanente has made innovation and leadership a top priority for the organization. For nine years, Computerworld has named the system a best place to work in IT, and National Business Group on Health has named it a best employer for healthy lifestyles. Kaiser Permanente was ranked by Glassdoor as the No. 13 best healthcare company to work for in 2019. DiversityInc named the health system to its Top 50 2018 Companies to Work For, honoring its consistent exceptional management and corporate values. Forbes also named the system a best employer for women, and it is a Top 100 military-friendly employer. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente serves over 12.2 million patients annually in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Kootenai Health (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho). Kootenai Health was named a Gallup great workplace in 2017 and 2018, and the system has also twice received the Wellness Councils of America's Gold National Well Workplace designation due to its quality and excellence in work site health promotion. All Kootenai employees have access to free professional development courses online and on its main campus. Every year the system hosts an organizationwide Kootenai Health Way Training to educate employees on their three core commitments: safety, compassion and engagement.

Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.). Legacy health is a six-hospital health system that builds its culture on diversity throughout the organization. It offers a competitive career development program, investing in employees for the future. Legacy Health has an administrative fellowship and the Health Occupation Professional Education program, which gives experience to underserved students of color through paid summer internships. Employees also have access to tuition reimbursement at approved colleagues and universities. The system also provides discounted fitness memberships, transportation and child care services.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Health Network was recognized as one of the top workplaces in Lehigh Valley in 2019 by the Morning Call newspaper. Eligible employees can use the system's Live Near Your Work program to receive a $10,000 grant to help with buying a house in the area, and the system's Colleague Relief Fund provides financial help to employees who have experienced a hardship. Lehigh Valley Health Network also strongly encourages professional and personal development through programs such as the Management Leadership Academy, Talent Talk sessions with senior leadership and other offerings from its Leadership and Organizational Development department.

Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. Loma Linda University Health has over 16,000 employees at six hospitals, eight schools and several clinics. The system's biannual Week of Renewal offers inspirational programs and celebrations to help employees rest and rejuvenate, while the Living Whole program supports employees who lead a healthy lifestyle. The Management Residency and Business Internship program is a two-year program creating a pipeline of service-minded leaders by training residents and interns in multiple rotations through business departments and an optional international rotation. The program includes a fully paid master's degree, and the health system also offers tuition reimbursement of up to $6,520.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Massachusetts General Hospital offers employees resources for child care, emergency backup child care and a Dinners To Go program that gives busy employees nutritious meal options. The campus has a pharmacy, post office, baking terminals and hair salon. The Human Resources Department gives employees the chance to take a number of free training courses that improve skills, such as project management and business writing, and the Leadership Academy provides continuing education and training for organizational managers. It was named a Glassdoor employees' choice best places to work in 2019 and a top place to work by the Boston Globe in 2017.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic's Gonda and Rochester campuses have 2,490 physicians and scientists as well as 31,790 allied health staff. In 2018, DiversityInc named Mayo among its top 11 hospitals and health systems for the seventh consecutive year, and global branding firm Universum named it among the most attractive employers for the 13th year in a row. Mayo supports employee resource groups, which include groups for employees with disabilities, those with Arab or Caribbean heritage, LGBTQ employees and the Greater Leadership Opportunities for Women group, among others. The health system offers employee child and elder care benefits through an employee assistance program.

McAlester (Okla.) Regional Health Center. McAlester Regional Health Center provides training throughout the year to promote job-related growth and increase competencies. The 171-bed hospital also offers a nurse scholarship program to ensure a higher level of education and knowledge for its nursing staff. The hospital also provides tuition assistance, a wellness center membership discount and LegalShield, allowing access to an attorney about any personal legal matter.

MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). MD Anderson employs around 20,000 people, including 1,600 faculty members who work in the health system's 25 buildings in Houston and Central Texas. The hospital was named a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Place to Work in 2019, a Forbes Best Large Employer of 2018 and one of the Best Employers for Diversity, as well as one of the Best Employers for Vets in 2018 by the Military Times. The hospital offers employee networks for women, military veterans, disabled employees and those who are LGBTQ. The health system offers backup dependent care, fitness center memberships and nutrition courses.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Memorial Sloan Kettering is a large private cancer center. Now one of 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering supported 23,506 inpatient stays and 722,238 outpatient visits in 2017. U.S. News & World Report has consistently named the hospital as one of the top options for cancer care for more than 25 years. The hospital provides an array of benefits including tuition assistance and reimbursement as well as several work-life balance resources. Memorial Sloan Kettering also encourages workplace diversity and established the Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training in 2005 to address disparities in cancer outcomes.

MemorialCare (Long Beach, Calif.). With four hospitals, two medical groups and several imaging and surgical centers, MemorialCare serves California's Orange and Los Angeles counties. With 1,353-system-wide beds, MemorialCare physicians saw 570,000-medical group visits, delivered 9,320 babies and performed a combined 151,000 surgeries. MemorialCare is a value-based care advocate, touting 267,000 patients in value-based plans. The health system received the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award three years straight. MemorialCare routinely recruits new graduates through its support programs, like the New Graduate RN Program, which takes new grads and helps transition them into a nursing environment through a mentorship-like program.

Mercyhealth (Rockford, Ill.). With more than 8,000 employee partners and 700 employed physicians, Merchyhealth aims to foster a workplace that promotes employee engagement, empowerment and growth. The health system provides its employees with benefits including tuition assistance, adoption assistance, employee discounts for massages and an option to work a reduced workload post-retirement to retain key benefits. The health system earned recognition as No. 1 on the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list, as well as among Working Mother magazine's Best Companies for Working Mothers. Mercyheatlh is committed to recognizing its diverse workforce and regularly highlighted a different diverse group on a monthly basis, holding events and publishing educational pieces.

Methodist Health System (Dallas). Recognized as a top employer by Advisory Board and the American Heart Association, Methodist Health System touts a slew of benefits for its employees. For example, Methodist has multiple health programs and an array of nonhealth benefits including discounted public transit tickets and discounted entertainment options. Methodist also has several professional development programs including its Emerging Leaders Program and the Elevate leadership development program. The programs recognize high-performing employees as well as front-line managers and prepare them for more dynamic leadership roles.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was founded on the mission of the Power of One, a belief that one person, one team and one organization can make a difference. On its Associate Feedback Survey, Methodist Le Bonheur employees frequently gave the health system a 4.0 score saying they were satisfied with their benefits, higher than the national average of 3.67. In 2017, Fortune named Methodist Le Bonheur to its 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Place to Work honored the health system as a top place to work in healthcare.

Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Mount Sinai Health System has over 42,000 employees at seven hospital campuses and the Icahn School of Medicine. The health system champions a diverse workforce with its Office for Diversity and Inclusion, which spearheads initiatives, including employee resource groups, site diversity councils and advocacy for women. Through the Mount Sinai recreation office, employees can obtain discounts to shows, concerts and sporting events. The system also gives employees access to health and wellness programs and supports continued education through its talent development and learning division.

MU Health Care (Columbia, Mo.). MU Health Care offers its employees incentives like student loan repayment, retention and referral awards as well as a tuition assistance program for both employees and their dependents. In 2015, the health system launched The MU Health Care Career Institute to provide employees and select community members training as certified medical assistants and neurodiagnostic technicians; the program has since grown to include training in other areas and an apprenticeship program in engineering. MU Health Care increased its employee engagement by 51 percent over the last four years.

MUSC Health (Charleston, S.C.). MUSC Health is a top place to work featuring 13,000 clinicians, faculty members, employees and students. Recognized by Forbes, MUSC Health was included on its list of America's 2018 Best Employers for Diversity, ranked No. 53 out of 250 organizations. The health system is also committed to supporting diversity in Charleston, spending some $52 million at small, women- and minority-owned businesses and another $13 million at African-American owned businesses during its construction projects. MUSC Health promotes diversity among its workforce as well. All new faculty, staff and students participate in diversity training and the health system's entire leadership department completed at least four hours of diversity and inclusion training.

Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Nationwide Children's Hospital sees 1.4 million patients annually and is a top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded institution for research. The impact of Nationwide Children's goes beyond its four walls and into the community, where its Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families programs has impacted more than 300 nearby houses, lowering vacancy rates. Nationwide Children's also touts employee benefits including a 24-hour on-site fitness center, staffed by a personal trainer for 20 hours a week. Nationwide also offers professional development through its tuition reimbursement, college savings program and on-site training programs.

Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville, Fla.). Nemours Children's has an array of benefits for its associates. Nemours is an accredited provider of continuing medical education and offers its employees tuition reimbursement, benefiting more than 1,050 Nemours employees. Workforce Magazine recognized Nemours with its 2018 Optimas Award in the managing change category.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, N.C.). New Hanover Regional Medical Center supports its almost 7,000 employees with personal as well as family-based benefits. The medical center offers tuition assistance as well as access to an employee fitness center and health clinic. In 2018, Forbes honored the hospital among America's Best Large Employers.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital supports more than 35,000 employees professionally and personally with the core belief that every person and every role counts. It provides tuition reimbursement for professional development, investing more than $8 million annually in employee education. The hospital ranked No. 5 on Glassdoor's 13 Best Healthcare Companies to Work For in 2019 list and earned a spot among Forbes' best large employers in 2018. The Human Rights Campaign named NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an LGBTQ healthcare equality leader in 2017, and the organization launched a series of seminars, "Dialogues in Diversity," to raise awareness of unconscious bias and encourage respect among all employees. To support employees' physical and emotional health, the hospital offers health coaches on-site, free yoga classes and other programs.

Nicklaus Children's Health System (Miami). Nicklaus Children's Health System is named a top diversity employer by the National Diversity Institute, and about 80 percent of its workforce is of diverse origin, many of them from Latin America, Asia and Europe. Employees are offered a total rewards package that includes a weekly main hospital farmers market and on-site dry cleaning and car wash services. The health system also offers discounts on car rentals, travel, entertainment, mobile phone services and fitness center memberships. It promotes from within through the Leadership Institute, which provides coaching and training for the next generation of leaders.

Northside Hospital (Atlanta). Leaders at Northside Hospital believe in creating an environment that empowers employees to deliver quality healthcare. The organization earned recognition from the website Comparably in 2018 for best company culture and best company for women. Northside Hospital's network has more than 16,000 employees handling 3 million patient visits annually. Professional development is a focus for the organization, with tuition reimbursement and the Northside Employee Leadership Council recognizing employees for excellence. Employees are offered a discount transportation program, childcare assistance and various wellness programs. Northside Hospital ranked No. 4 on Glassdoor's 13 Best Healthcare Companies to Work For in 2019 list and earned inclusion among the 2018 Best Places to Work list of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Norton Healthcare’s strong mission, vision and values guide the not-for-profit’s focus on ensuring a positive experience for patients, staff and the community. With a staff of 15,000 employees in more than 250 locations, the organization has over 3 million patient visits a year. Professional development is integral to Norton Healthcare’s continuing success. The Office of Workforce Development provides challenging and meaningful educational opportunities for all employees. Also, the Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing and Norton University provide employees with additional organizational development and training opportunities. Employees also receive local and national discounts on products and services. In 2018, Forbes honored Norton Healthcare as No. 67 of 300 companies recognized nationwide as Best Employers for Women and as No. 95 of 500 large companies recognized on its America's Best Employers list. The system is also No. 11 on the Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT list and the Healthiest Employers fourth healthiest place to work in the country.

Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Northwell Health makes a promise to employees to be "by the people, for the people." The organization supports its employees through unique benefits, wellness initiatives and professional development. Northwell has 132 wellness liaisons systemwide, and 90 percent of employees feel that the organization encourages a healthy lifestyle. The health system also aims to inspire the next generation of leaders with its annual leadership rallies, which engage employees and promote communication and collaboration for improved healthcare delivery. To take its mission a step further, Northwell offers a rewards program to outstanding individuals and teams. Northwell also is committed to promoting diversity through its Emerging Leaders Diversity & Improvement Council.

Northwestern Medicine (Chicago). Northwestern Medicine has 30,000 employees and 4,000 practicing physicians. The system offers employees physician well-being programs and services, such as massage therapy and group exercise classes. It also offers programs and services related to emotional well-being, including a mindfulness and meditation class. In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign named Northwestern Medicine a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality; the health system also earned the Alliance for Work-Life Progress seal of distinction for leadership in workplace strategy and inclusion among the list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine in 2015.

Novant Health (Winston Salem, N.C.). Novant Health has received multiple recognitions from the Charlotte Business Journal and Triad Business Journal for being a healthy place to work. The system supports diversity through its Project LIFT, Leveraging Internal Female Talent, which aims to ensure female employees have desired career opportunities at Novant Health and that their leadership talent is used by the organization. Last year, Novant increased its minimum wage, instituted programs to ease the transition for new nursing graduates and made scholarships available for certified nursing assistants who want to be licensed nurses.

OhioHealth (Columbus). OhioHealth is a nonprofit, faith-based health system serving patients in a 47-county region in Ohio. For 13 straight years, the organization has made Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The health system supports diversity with robust diversity councils and business resource groups focused on women, LGBTQ and African-American employees. OhioHealth also has a Physician Diversity Scholars program to recruit and develop minority physicians within the system. OhioHealth's nearly 27,000 employees are offered wellness resources, and a majority call the system a great place to work.

Orlando (Fla.) Health. Orlando Health has earned recognition as a Fortune 2018 Best Workplace for Diversity and Advisory Board 2018 Workplace of the Year and Workplace Transformation honoree. It promotes professional development through team member training and holds 20 diversity- and inclusion-focused sessions to connect team members of all backgrounds. The health system also sponsors the "Aspiring Leader" series for internal growth as well as an Emerging Leader program for both clinical and nonclinical leaders. In 2017, 60 percent of Emerging Leader participants were promoted to leadership roles in the system. Orlando Health offers an array of unique benefits to employees, including a holistic program, called Healthy U, that offers various wellness programs, products, plans and services focused on employee health and well-being.

OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). OSF HealthCare, an integrated health system owned and operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, has nearly 21,000 employees at 126 locations, including 13 hospitals. The health system offers training and education to raise awareness of sensitivity to diversity issues and teaches the FAIR principle to reduce conflict among team members. As a mission-driven organization, OSF HealthCare preaches servant leadership at every level. In both 2018 and 2019, OSF HealthCare was named one of the nation's best large employers by Forbes.

Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Parkview Health is a nine-hospital nonprofit health system that serves Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. It is the region's largest employer with over 12,000 employees focused on providing excellence, innovation and value in care. Parkview Health offers employees the Parkview Excellence Plan for Co-workers, delivering bonuses twice a year based on financial performance and patients' perception of care. Parkview Health was recognized by Forbes on its 2018 list of America's Best Large Employers and was an Advisory Board 2017 Workplace of the Year Award winner.

PeaceHealth (Vancouver, Wash). PeaceHealth is a Catholic health system with 10 medical centers across three states with around 16,000 caregivers. Healthiest Employers/Springbuk recently recognized PeaceHealth as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. PeaceHealth's employee wellness program provides caregivers with access to free activity trackers, an on-site fitness center, and health risk assessments and appraisals, among other benefits. In partnership with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, PeaceHealth sponsors its employees to become licensed health coaches.

Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Penn Medicine is a six-hospital health system serving patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It strives for excellence in serving patients as well as employees; the health system offers home ownership services for employees who need to finance a home, as well as local discounts for fitness, entertainment and veterinary services. Penn Medicine also offers employees a robust wellness program dubbed Wellfocused, which includes free on-site nutrition counseling, an app and monthly fitness challenges. The health system is also focused on professional development and innovation in medicine, offering the training academies to ensure talented professionals have the right skills to fulfill needed roles within the system. In 2018, Forbes named Penn Medicine among America's Best Large Employers and The Best Employers for Women.

Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Piedmont Healthcare employs more than 22,000 people throughout the state of Georgia at 11 hospitals and more than 500 clinics. The health system offers up to eight free and confidential counseling sessions, backup child care, subsidized elderly care, adoption assistance, and tuition reimbursement, among other benefits. Piedmont's executive-led Diversity Steering Committee embeds diversity into the work culture, and the health system's learning and development team helps managers understand how to best support their staff to develop within the organization.

Pinehurst (N.C.) Medical Clinic. Pinehurst Medical Clinic offers primary and specialty care to patients across six counties in North Carolina. With 17 locations and 100 physicians, the organization prioritizes excellence and a team culture among care providers. Pinehurst Medical Clinic focuses on internal promotions, and over 70 percent of its supervisor positions over the past year were hires from within. PMC offers its employees free online continuing education units through its HealthStream learning management system, along with several on-site continuing education courses throughout the year.

Phoenix Children's Hospital. Phoenix Children's Hospital has a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists. The hospital has a robust employee wellness program that provides Apple Watches, an on-site farmers market and rewards employees with gift cards for achieving fitness goals. An employee survey administered by Phoenix Children's Hospital found that the hospital was in the 90th percentile for employee satisfaction. Phoenix Children's Hospital was awarded a platinum ranking by the 2018 Maricopa County Healthy Arizona Worksites program and was recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as a 2018 recipient of the Valley's Healthiest Employers Award.

ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). ProMedica has nearly 56,000 employees across 28 states who support more than 1.5 million patient visits per year. ProMedica offers its employees discounts on hotels, amusement parks and sporting events through its ProMedica Fun Times program, as well as professional development classes. The health system also has an assistance program that provides employee counseling for personal and job-related concerns. In 2014, ProMedica was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.

Rush Health (Chicago). Rush Health has over 30 locations across the Chicago metropolitan area and a workforce that represents the diversity of the city. Rush offers its employees flexible spending accounts and tuition reimbursement for classes at Rush University and beyond, as well as healthcare discounts when seeing physicians at Rush facilities. Employees also have access to discounts for retailers and entertainment venues. Since 2010, Rush has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, indicating that the hospital treats LGBT patients and employees equally.

RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). RWJBarnabas Health consists of 11 hospitals, four urgent care centers, 21 specialty centers and a medical school. The health system offers employees student loan forgiveness, tuition reimbursement and a family-friendly paid time off program including up to six weeks of paid time off upon hire. It also focuses on professional development, with progressive continuing professional education opportunities as well as nursing scholarships and student loan forgiveness at several of its locations. RWJBarnabas was awarded the 2017 Healthcare Humanitarian Award by the American Conference on Diversity.

Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Saint Luke's Health System includes 16 hospitals in the Kansas City region. Saint Luke's offers employees an extensive benefits program, including on-site childcare, tuition reimbursement and scholarships. Since 2014, eight Saint Luke's hospitals have been recognized as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign. The health system was also the winner of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence and Pinnacle of Excellence awards in 2016.

Scripps (San Diego). Scripps clinicians treat over 700,000 patients per year across five hospitals and 30 outpatient centers. Scripps offers employees a leadership development program through its leadership academy, free on-site massage therapy, pet insurance, and a college savings plan. Scripps' employee-focused training and educational programs have been recognized by Fortune magazine and The Advisory Board, among others.

Seattle Children's Hospital. Clinicians at Seattle Children's Hospital serve patients across four states: Alaska, Montana, Washington and Idaho. Seattle Children's Hospital's dedication to healthcare extends to its employees through its robust health coaching program and healthcare discount program. Seattle Children's also helps its employees grow professionally through career development workshops. Seattle Children's Hospital was recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign and was among the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters.

Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Sentara Healthcare encompasses 12 acute care hospitals and over 300 sites of care. Sentara Healthcare offers tuition assistance for employees, as well as employee discounts and a professional development program through the Sentara Leadership Program that includes an administrative fellowship program for MBA and MHA candidates. In 2017, Sentara was recognized for workplace health achievement by the American Heart Association and was named one of America's best large employers by Forbes in 2018.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (Bennington). Southwestern Vermont Health Care comprises a 99-bed community hospital, a 150-bed nursing facility, a full-service cancer center and three primary care campuses. The health system has a Healthy Homes program that lets employees buy a newly renovated local home at the appraised value with no down payment. The system has been recognized by Vermont Business Magazine as one of the best places to work in Vermont for the last five years. It encourages higher education by offering both clinical and nonclinical employees tuition assistance at partnered academic and leadership institutions.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Since opening in 1962, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has increased the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. The nonprofit hospital is implementing a $7 billion, six-year growth strategy to expand clinical care, research and global outreach to support progress in pediatric cancer treatment. In addition to its core benefits package, employees at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit from an on-site fitness center, a credit union, free parking and professional development courses. Fortune imagazine has named the hospital one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For from 2011-19, and Glassdoor recognized the hospital among its best places to work in 2019.

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (Newburgh, N.Y.). St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital employs more than 1,200 people and invests more than $105 million in salaries and benefits. The safety-net hospital supports the professional and personal growth of its employees with a tuition reimbursement program to full and part-time employees who have been with the hospital for more than six months. In 2017, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital granted more than $189,000 in tuition reimbursements. The hospital also created a diversity and inclusion committee in 2017 to address the changing needs of the health system's patients and employees. The committee organizes events for employees, such as potluck luncheons, chef spotlights highlighting traditional cuisines and family photo boards.

Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.). The 849-bed, academic teaching hospital is part of the University of Rochester Medical Center's network, which employs more than 23,000 faculty and staff. At Strong Memorial Hospital, all clinicians hold faculty appointments at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and supervise residents. Strong Memorial Hospital fosters a learning environment focused on research, education, community and innovation. In addition to its total rewards employee health and wellness benefits, the medical center offers family care programs for employees, including child care, elder care, pet care and home care. The health system also supports employees looking to buy a home in Rochester through its university home ownership incentive program.

SwedishAmerican (Rockford, Ill.). A division of Madison, Wis.-based UW Health, SwedishAmerican has been serving patients for more than 100 years. The acute care hospital includes a cancer center as well as primary, immediate and multispecialty care clinics. In addition to its benefits package, SwedishAmerican provides on-site child care and on-site massages for its employees. The hospital also offers tuition reimbursement for employees enrolled at partnered academic institutions.

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. A 1,007-bed, private, nonprofit hospital, Tampa General Hospital has more than 8,000 employees. It offers a comprehensive benefits program as well as an on-site day care center and vacation time. Tampa General Hospital has received the American Heart Association's platinum-level fit-friendly designation, which recognizes organizations that provide physical activity and nutrition support to promote staff wellness. The hospital's more than 5,000-square-foot health and wellness center offers workout space, personal trainers and massage therapy and other amenities and services for all hospital employees. In 2018, Tampa General Hospital was recognized as one of Forbes' Best Places for Business and Careers.

Tenet Healthcare (Dallas, Texas). Tenet Healthcare has 65 hospitals, 475 outpatient centers and employs 110,000 people. The health system offers full-time workers a comprehensive benefits package as well as accident insurance, identity-theft protection, pet insurance and an employee stock purchase plan. In 2018, it launched events for its corporate office employees that included a family picnic and cereal box sculpture contest that benefited its annual Healthy over Hungry cereal drive. Each year, Tenet Healthcare holds a volunteer week that includes activities such as cleaning local parks and assisting at animal shelters. In 2019, the health system was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies, and Tenet Healthcare's Baptist Health System in San Antonio was named to Forbes magazine's list of Best Employers for Diversity in 2018.

Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Texas Health Resources has more than 25,000 employees at 27 hospital locations, including 18 acute care, five short stay, three rehabilitation and one transitional care hospital. The nonprofit health system offers employees several health and wellness programs addressing such concerns as healthy pregnancy, weight management and tobacco cessation. It also offers time off for community service, on top of regular paid time off, so employees can volunteer with local nonprofit groups. In 2019, Fortune magazine named the health system to its list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and Glassdoor recognized it as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018.

TriHealth (Cincinnati). Formed in 1995, TriHealth has five hospitals and six ambulatory centers in the Cincinnati area. The health system has more than 12,500 employees, and in 2018, it invested $80 million to improve its total rewards programs, which include benefits, compensation, career development and wellness. On top of medical, dental and vision insurance plans, TriHealth offers its employees discounted pharmacy services, retirement savings plans and employer-paid short-term disability, among other benefits. The health system also invests $6 million annually into tuition reimbursement for employees participating in leadership development institutes and mentoring programs. In 2018, DiversityInc. recognized TriHealth as one of its top 11 hospitals and health systems.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (Elizabeth, N.J.). Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a 554-bed academic teaching hospital where clinicians treat more than 17,000 inpatients annually, as well as 70,000 emergency patients and several hundred thousand outpatients. The health system, established in 2000, has more than 2,700 employees. Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a medical plan for employees allowing them to use the Trinitas network to receive care at the hospital, such as lab work and radiology testing, at no charge to them. Additional complementary programs include initiatives for healthy workplace food options, heart health, skin cancer prevention and parenting children with autism. Trinitas also offers full-time employees tuition assistance, with half of tuition fees reduced for employees pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center. With more than 4,000 employees, Tucson Medical Center supports professional development by offering tuition reimbursement benefits and annual scholarship opportunities. The medical center's Grow Your Career Right Here program assists employees with career planning, and employees and managers have access to leadership coaching. Employees can participate in a wellness program to receive credits to offset their medical premiums, and have 24/7 access to an on-site gym as well as free nutrition counseling.

UAB Medicine (Birmingham, Ala.). UAB Medicine includes more than 16,000 employees and 1,147 physicians, making it one of the largest academic medical centers in the U.S. The health system covers 100 percent of employees' tuition for all levels of study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and extends a tuition benefit to spouses and dependents enrolled in undergraduate programs. The health system offers an on-campus child development center, sick child care at discounted rates and reserved parking for expectant mothers. UAB employee assistance and employee wellness programs offer discounted campus recreation center memberships, tobacco cessation assistance, mental health and wellness screenings, and an on-site farm stand.

UC Davis Health System (Sacramento, Calif.). UC Davis Health includes 1,526 faculty and academic personnel who work alongside 11,310 full-time and part-time staff. The health system values community engagement, partnering with more than 350 clinical sites and community agencies for education and research. UC Davis' WorkLife department provides dependent care and family services, workplace well-being resources, financial support, flexible working arrangements for eligible employees, and community involvement opportunities. In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation honored UC Davis Health System with the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation.

UChicago Medicine. UChicago Medicine's employee wellness program includes gym reimbursement, incentivized lifestyle challenges, walking programs and an incentive program to reduce employees' medical insurance premiums. Maternity care and knee and hip replacement procedures with UChicago Medicine network providers are covered at 100 percent for employees. Full-time and part-time benefit-eligible employees receive tuition reimbursement at over 200 accredited schools, and their children receive 50 percent off tuition at the University of Chicago, including the graduate school, Laboratory Schools and Booth Business School.

UCLA Health (Los Angeles). UCLA Health's flagship hospital, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, includes 1,500 full-time physicians and 2,500 support staff to care for 380,000 patients each year. The health system offers employees health coaching, length-of-service awards, free dental and vision coverage, and access to an on-site fitness center, among other benefits. The system was recognized among Forbes' 2019 Best Employers for Diversity, ranking No. 25 out of 500 employers nationwide. UCLA Health's leadership development program promotes professional development for all employees.

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF Medical Center's culture is built upon innovative medicine, compassionate care and advanced technology to improve healthcare services. In addition to traditional benefits, UCSF Medical Center provides child care facilities, schedule flexibility, recreational facilities and an employee recognition program. The hospital is also committed to diversity, establishing the Office of Diversity and Outreach to ensure the organization recruits and retains a diverse student body and workforce.

UNC Medical Center (Chapel Hill, N.C.). UNC Health Care has a staff of around 7,100 employees, including 1,100 medical staff members. The hospital developed employee resource groups, to connect employees with shared life experiences or interests. The hospital also provides academic assistance options and employee discounts for a variety of retail and service providers, among other benefits. The hospital also invests in promotions from within, offering personnel access to the Learning and Organizational Development department and the Center for Leadership Excellence, which provide programs for professional leadership development.

UnityPoint Health (Des Moines, Iowa). UnityPoint Health offers its 35,000 team members access to various programs, including an emerging leaders group, which helps staff land leadership roles. Its employees serve more than 2 million people across three states, and UnityPoint provides employees a robust LGBTQ program; its Waterloo, Iowa, campus was designated an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City). The 811-bed University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has more than 13,000 employees, students and volunteers. The university hospital has significant support from the community, with more than 1,400 volunteers. Along with being recognized as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UI Hospitals & Clinics was listed as the No. 7 employer in healthcare by Forbes. Forbes also named the hospital one of the top 25 places in healthcare for women in 2018. In its inaugural Best Employers for Diversity ranking, Forbes ranked UI Hospitals & Clinics No. 16 overall and No. 1 in the healthcare category.

University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). The University of Maryland Medical Center is home to nearly 1,200 attending physicians and 900 residents and fellows. The 789-bed downtown Baltimore campus is supported by a 177-bed midtown campus 1 mile away. UMMC has been recognized for its efforts to go green, including deploying waste management and lean energy solutions. UMMC was awarded the LEED Gold certification for its Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower. Beyond its hospital doors, UMMC provided more than $250 million in services that benefited the community in fiscal 2018.

University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Since opening its doors in 1850, Michigan Medicine has grown into the No. 5 hospital in the nation and the No. 1 hospital in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals list. On top of being one of the country's top-performing health systems, Michigan Medicine was named one of the Best and Brightest companies to work for in the Detroit metropolitan area by the National Association for Business Resources. Forbes has also taken notice of Michigan Medicine, honoring the health system as one of America's Best Employers in 2018.

University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). The University of Utah Health is one of 20 hospitals and health systems nationwide to earn the Advisory Board 2018 Workplace of the Year Award for outstanding levels of employee engagement. Beyond its relationship with employees, the health system is also innovative, receiving CHIME Healthcare's Most Wired recognition in 2018 for the fifth year in a row. Forbes ranked the University of Utah Health No. 35 out of 500 organizations, and No. 4 among healthcare systems, as one of American's Best Large Employers. The publication also honored the health system as one of America's Best Employers for Women in 2018.

UPMC Pinnacle (Harrisburg, Pa.). Staying committed to its workforce, UPMC Pinnacle offers employees flexible schedules and professional advancement. The hospital staff have access to an on-site retail pharmacy for discounted prescriptions and discounted child care services. Employees can take advantage of the Home in Harrisburg program, a financial incentive program to buy homes in the city, and counseling services. UPMC Pinnacle has also started a Diversity Steering Committee for employees who want to become diversity champions and diversity leaders.

University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. University of Rochester Medical Center was the first in the nation to implant an investigational medical device to lower blood pressure and the first hospital to administer lung surfactant to premature infants. In the past 10 years, more than 20 new companies have emerged from URMC technologies. Beyond its innovation efforts, URMC offers female employees a Women in Science Faculty group and offers minority faculty the opportunity to attend events to connect with fellow minority faculty, trainees, graduate students and medical students.

UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). UT Southwestern's School of Health Professions was honored for its commitment to diversity with a 2017 Excellence Through Diversity Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association. Setting the hospital apart further, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers family and medical leave, on-site daycare, an employee wellness program, an employee discount program, employee assistance programs, and meal facilities on campus.

Vail (Colo.) Health. Vail Health recently conducted its employee engagement survey, and employees indicated the hospital's strengths were process improvements and understanding patient requirements and expectations. Staff also said they would recommend Vail Health to family and friends. As an independent nonprofit rural community hospital, Vail Health offers employees a total rewards package, which includes cellphone discounts, gym membership discounts and supplemental child care funds. Staff at Vail Health participate in annual diversity training and learn about other languages, cultures, races and religions, as the hospital serves a diverse population.

Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). The 188-bed Woman's Hospital has 1,831 employees and recently conducted its employee satisfaction survey, which showed overall engagement of 95 percent. Hospital employees remain loyal, with an average tenure of 11 years. As the only freestanding nonprofit women's specialty hospital in the U.S., Woman's Health offers employees free preventive care services, including biometric screenings, mammograms, and skin cancer screenings, as well as daycare services and up to $1,500 in individual bonuses. Woman's Hospital was recognized on Interactive Health's Healthiest Companies in America list and as a Working Well employer by the Louisiana Business Group.


3M (Maplewood, Minn.). 3M has more than 93,000 employees in 87 countries working together to improve technology, products and healthcare delivery. The company launches around 1,000 new products per year and this year made a commitment for all new products to reach a sustainability threshold. 3M is built on an inclusive culture and encourages employees to spend time in their workday pursuing innovative ideas exciting to them. Employees can take advantage of flexible work practices to improve professional and personal productivity, and the company provides a mentorship program for interdepartmental and cross-company growth. 3M also provides tuition reimbursement, onsite fitness centers at many locations and stress management coaching. In 2019, 3M earned the Human Rights Campaign's recognition among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Abbott (Chicago). Abbott is dedicated to developing healthcare solutions for disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The company values and encourages diversity and rewards employee contribution through competitive compensation. In 2018, Science magazine named Abbott among its Top 20 Employers for the 15th time, and LinkedIn ranked Abbott among the top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. Fortune also honored Abbott last year as one of the companies that will change the world, and ranked it No. 1 for social responsibility in its industry sector on the Most Admired Companies list. Abbott offers wellness programs to employees that include onsite fitness and rehabilitation centers as well as stress management and nutrition resources. Abbott also believes in professional development with tuition assistance and a formal mentoring program.

Allscripts (Chicago). Allscripts has a 7,000-plus member team dedicated to delivering solutions for smarter healthcare. The organization's comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs, tuition assistance and a discount for gym memberships and vacations. The company is also committed to its GiveBack program, which dedicates time and resources to improving the health and well-being of community members in need. Allscripts has earned the Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for leadership in ambulatory revenue cycle management. It aims to promote from within and reported 85 percent of its associates are fully engaged in a recent employee survey.

AMN Healthcare Services (San Diego). AMN Healthcare focuses on healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services for organizations nationwide. The company's AMN Cares program reinforces its mission of "helping achieve professional and personal goals every day" by giving team members the opportunity to volunteer and participate in charitable organizations. The company is also committed to conservation and environmental initiatives. In 2019, the Human Rights Campaign named AMN to the Corporate Equality Index and the Women's Forum of New York recognized AMN with the 2019 Corporate Champion Award because at least 30 percent of its board was female. In 2018, the National Association of Business Resources highlighted AMN as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For.

AORN (Denver). The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is a professional organization that supports membership with evidence-based guidelines, career development and staff education. The Denver Post has recognized AORN as a Top Workplace, and in 2018 the company achieved its highest score on its annual employee engagement survey. The company supports professional development through tuition reimbursement. It also offers services to improve work/life balance, including a telecommuting program, fitness center, yoga classes, onsite chair massage days and standing desks for employees.

Athenahealth (Watertown, Mass.). Athenahealth offers competitive benefits and focuses on allowing team members the ability to maintain a work/life balance. The company provides healthy cafes, free yoga and a farmer's market for employees in addition to discounted gym memberships. Diversity is a key aspect of athenahealth's culture, and the company supports four employee resource groups focused on diversity, parenting, women's leadership and self-pride. The company also partnered with Lean In to launch small peer groups to learn, support and grow together.

Avaap (Edison, N.J.). Avaap helps healthcare organizations reach patient safety goals with technology solutions. In 2017, the company increased its paid time off policy and introduced a training resource library with more than 300 courses for professional development. As a global company with employees across several continents, Avaap promotes diversity with internal communications and is developing a cookbook to feature recipes from around the world. Avaap earned a spot on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT from 2014 to 2018 and Infor Partner of the Year from 2013 to 2018.

Aya Healthcare (San Diego). Aya Healthcare is a travel nurse agency that focuses on improving patient care. For its corporate employees, the company offers unlimited discretionary paid time off, free onsite yoga and boot camp classes, nutrition classes and ongoing wellness programs. Aya Healthcare promotes professional development through online and in-person trainings as well as a situational leadership training program so all employees know what to expect from their leaders. In 2018, Aya Healthcare earned the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For recognition from the National Association of Business Resources and Los Angeles Business Best Places to Work honor.

B.E. Smith (Lenexa, Kan.). B.E. Smith is the healthcare industry’s trusted partner for executive leadership solutions across the continuum of care. Since 1978, B.E. Smith has excelled at connecting healthcare providers with highly qualified leaders and supporting needs ranging from permanent and interim placements to advisory services. The organization is a proud partner of the B.E. Smith Family Center, a new 62,000 sq. foot facility designed to provide a modern learning environment for children of all ability levels. The Family Center fosters collaboration and connection between children, families and staff, to promote understanding and inclusion of children with special needs. B.E. Smith promotes employee excellence and engagement by regularly recognizing top performers, providing a wellness rewards program, offering time off for community service, and participating in diversity and inclusion events in the workplace and throughout the community.

Boston Scientific (Marlborough, Mass.). Boston Scientific innovates in the medical solutions space to improve health worldwide. The company has more than 32,000 employees and promotes health and financial wellness for all associates. In the U.S., Boston Scientific's Benefits to Fit Your Life program aims to help individuals at different life stages, supporting infertility treatment, parental benefits and childcare. The company also launched a telehealth service and meal planning to ease stress for employees. In September 2018, the company launched an initiative to increase representation of people of color to 20 percent at the supervisor and manager levels, boost global representation of women to 40 percent at the supervisor and manager levels, and earn a spot as a top 10 recognized leader for workplace inclusion in the focus areas. In 2018, Forbes named Boston Scientific among the World's Best Employers, Best Employers for Women and Best Employers for Diversity.

BroadJump (Dallas). As a comparative analytics company, BroadJump promotes transparency in healthcare expense management. The company has an employee development program in the works that focuses on mastering an understanding of the healthcare supply chain and industry tools necessary for success. The company also promotes a work-life balance by offering vacation time and "family time" in December as well as volunteer opportunities. BroadJump gives operations employees gym memberships and encourages them to take time for a workout during the day. Finally, the company encourages external mentoring programs for career development and professional growth.

Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio). Cardinal Health is an integrated healthcare services and products company focused on hospitals, health systems, pharmacies and ambulatory surgery centers. The company has 50,000 employees in 46 countries and ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500. Cardinal offers competitive benefits in addition to tuition reimbursement, healthy lifestyle programs and an awards program. The National Association for Female Executives recognized the company among the Top Companies for Executive Women and Forbes named it one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Cardinal has also taken a leadership role in sustainability through its Cardinal Health Global EHS Programs to reduce waste, optimize energy selection and encourage environmental awareness among employees.

Cerner (North Kansas City, Mo.). Cerner is a healthcare technology company offering EHR solutions for hospitals and health systems. The company's culture focuses on innovation, and it has spent more than $5.6 billion on research and development for life-saving innovations, including the St. John Sepsis Agent to identify sepsis cases earlier. Training Magazine consistently recognizes Cerner on its Top 125 list and the company promotes growth from within across departments for optimal career development. Cerner supports women in technology and partners with organizations, including the National Society of Black Engineers and National Society of Hispanic Professionals, to recruit candidates from diverse races and cultures.

Compass One Healthcare (Atlanta). Compass One Healthcare, a combination of Atlanta-based Morrison Healthcare and Wayne, Pa.-based Crothall Healthcare, offers healthcare support services. The company has more than 47,000 associates serving 2,138 clients in 46 states. The companies have Diversity and Inclusion Action Councils to help build a more inclusive environment. The councils advise senior leaders, support diversity and inclusion strategies for the human resources department and promote diversity organizationwide. Between Morrison and Crothall, the companies have earned recognition as a National Association for Business Resources Best and Brightest Places to Work For in 2018, Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania and Fast Company – Most Innovative Company.

EnableComp (Franklin, Tenn.). EnableComp is a full-service complex claims revenue solutions provider, partnering with 80 healthcare providers across the nation. The company provides flexible schedules and work from home capabilities in addition to a fitness room and wellness benefits. Ingrained in its core values, EnableComp is passionate about community involvement and supports organizations including the American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. In 2016, The Tennessean named EnableComp among the Top Places to Work.

Ensemble Health Partners (Huntersville, N.C.). Ensemble Health Partners provides revenue cycle solutions for healthcare organizations, with a focus on the shift to value-based care and the changing regulatory landscape. The company built a culture of empowerment so individuals can maximize their professional potential. Ensemble encourages team members to develop ideas and pursue them with a "you're the boss of that" model. Ensemble's leadership structure is designed to promote accessibility and career development, and all leaders subscribe to the working manager role. Employees receive competitive benefits in addition to flexible spending accounts, incentive programs and charitable giving opportunities.

Evolent Health (Arlington, Va.). Evolent Health developed an integrated value-based care platform for payers and providers. The company created an internal recognition program that encourages departments to acknowledge outstanding achievement as well as focusing on philanthropic values. The company spent four weeks in 2018 giving back to more than 60 local charities and engaged 3,700-plus employees to participate. Evolent provides healthy snacks and drinks in most of its offices as well as an in-office gym at its headquarters and workstations that include treadmill desks. In 2016, the company launched its diversity and inclusion committee that promotes unconscious bias training and established several business resource groups. In 2017, Washingtonian Magazine named Evolent among the 50 Great Places to Work.

Humana (Louisville, Ky.). Humana is a healthcare insurer that covers more than 20 million lives. The company offers a competitive base salary as well as supplemental and recognition pay. It also focuses on career development with tuition assistance, leadership development, mentorship and career cultivation resources. Humana has committed to diversifying the workforce through partnerships with organizations including the National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, YMCA Black Achievers Program and Women in Leadership. Humana's workforce is currently 74 percent women, 43 percent people of color and 43 percent from Generation X. In 2018, Computerworld named Humana among the Best Places to Work in IT and Fortune ranked Humana No. 2 on its list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

GE Healthcare (Chicago). GE Healthcare is dedicated to improving healthcare provider outcomes around the world. The company has 50,000-plus employees worldwide, including 9,000 field service engineers. GE provides incentive programs and awards on top of annual compensation and benefits to promote innovation within the organization. The company also offers flexible scheduling and places an emphasis on the work-life balance. In 2016, Ethisphere named GE among The World's Most Ethical Companies and the Human Rights Campaign named it one of the Best Places to Work in manufacturing.

Impact Advisors (Naperville, Ill.). Impact Advisors provides consulting services on health information technology. The company encourages associates to create a professional development plan with a coach to achieve their goals within their first year of service, and then develop a plan for annual review. Impact Advisors also offers one-on-one new hire orientations and leadership retreats. The organization also created a "Happy Team," which promotes a great workplace culture and executes a peer recognition program. In 2018, Consulting Magazine named Impact Advisors the No. 3 Best Small Firm to Work For.

Imprivata (Lexington, Mass.). Imprivata helps healthcare organizations strengthen technology security while optimizing clinical workflow efficiency. Professional development is critical for the organization, which provides tuition reimbursement and a customized leadership development for high-potential individuals. Executives can nominate employees to participate in the 10-month program, which aims to build the next generation of leaders. The organization also has an in-house management training program and offers lunch-n-learns on professional development topics. In the last year, around 20 percent of Imprivata's employees received promotions or transfers within the company. In 2017, Cybersecurity 500 named Imprivata to its list of the "hottest and most attractive companies" in the cybersecurity industry.

Innovaccer (San Francisco). Innovaccer is a healthcare technology company that developed a data activation platform designed for the transition to value-based care. The company has offices in the U.S. and Asia and strives to promote diversity organizationwide. The company welcomes employees from technical and management institutions across the world and encourages a team-based approach to achieving their goals. New hires receive a 30-60-90 day plan to learn and achieve their goals. Last year, the company launched an internal job movement initiative, which allows individuals to move between departments and optimize their skills. In 2017, Innovaccer received the Health IT News Top Health IT Startup to Watch recognition.

Intuitive (Sunnyvale, Calif.). Intuitive is a company focused on robotic assisted technology for use during minimally invasive surgery. The company's culture is built on challenging the status quo to innovate within the healthcare space. In addition to a competitive benefits package, Intuitive offers employees discounted services and financial planning assistance. Intuitive also invests in career development programs for professional growth. In 2019, Forbes ranked Intuitive Surgical among America's Best Midsized Employers. Last year, the company earned Forbes recognition among the World's Most Innovative Companies and America's Largest Public Companies lists.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device (New Brunswick, N.J.). Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices develops and manufactures devices for orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, wound management and women's health, among other fields. Johnson & Johnson has more than 130,000 employees and is a champion of workplace diversity. In 2017, Johnson & Johnson was named on Fortune's Change the World list and honored as a Most Admired Company. Diversity Inc. has also ranked Johnson & Johnson No. 1 on its list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Johnson & Johnson has 12 employee resource groups including the African American Leadership Council, Asian Society for Innovation and Achievement and Generation NOW to help build future leaders.

Lenovo (Morrisville, N.C.). Lenovo is a $40 billion-plus technology company serving customers in 160 countries. The company offers employees assistance with stress management, work-life balance and financial issues as well as a competitive benefits package. Onsite, the organization offers fitness centers and reduced rates to nearby gyms, wellness centers and cafeterias. In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign named Lenovo to its Corporate Equality Index and Bloomberg ranked it among its Gender Equality Index. The company's workforce is 35 percent women and it sponsors the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.

LiquidAgents Healthcare (Plano, Texas). LiquidAgents is a healthcare staffing agency that focuses on travel nursing, travel allied professionals and permanent placement for public and private healthcare providers. In addition to receiving a competitive benefits program, LiquidAgents employees have access to a game room and café, standing desks, free lunch Friday and concert ticket giveaways. Employees can also work toward cash incentives for reaching their goals. All executive leadership have open door policies and conduct weekly meetings, lunch-and-learns and team-building trips. Texas Monthly named LiquidAgents among its Best Companies to Work For in Texas eight times and the company earned a spot on the Dallas Morning News' Top 100 Places to Work For three times.

McKesson (Irving, Texas). McKesson partners with biopharma companies, care providers, pharmacies and manufacturers to deliver medical products and healthcare services. The company offers gym discounts and rewards healthy habits with reduced costs for individual health insurance plans. Employees also have access to an employee stock purchase program and performance management tracking to provide feedback and a steady focus on professional goals. Diversity is also a big part of McKesson's culture, with 48 percent of the total workforce being female and 27 percent of executive leaders being women. Overall, 41 percent of McKesson's workforce is people of color, which are represented in 12 percent of the executive leadership. McKesson also has employee resource groups for Asian professional development, African Americans and LGBTQ support. In 2016, Fortune ranked McKesson No. 2 among America's Most Admired Companies in healthcare wholesalers.

MedHQ (Westchester, Ill.). MedHQ is dedicated to delivering back office functions for healthcare providers and organizations. Over the past 15 years, the company has worked with ASC administrators nationwide to improve operations while reducing costs and minimizing employer risk. It encourages professional development and community service participation and provides employees with a wellness program. The company also focuses on diversity in the workplace and breeds a culture of innovation, which has contributed to staff retention and satisfaction.

MediRevv (Coralville, Iowa). In the past 10 years, MediRevv has grown into a 600-person organization that focuses on revenue cycle management solutions. In addition to comprehensive benefits, MediRevv offers volunteer time off, employee wellness programs, free gym access and 32 hours of professional development. The company also prides itself on having a culture of philanthropy, encouraging employees to donate their time and contributing around $75,000 across 65 organizations last year. In 2017, MediRevv received recognition among the Corridor Business Journal's Coolest Places to Work and Des Moines Register's Top Places to Work. In 2017 and 2018, Inc 5000 named MediRevv among America's Fastest Growing Companies.

The Medicus Firm (Dallas). The Medicus Firm provides physician staffing and advanced practice recruiting solutions to hospitals and health systems nationwide. In 2015, The Medicus Firm became part of the M3, Inc. family of companies. M3, a global healthcare and technology firm, provides innovation and resources to help grow The Medicus Firm and advance its mission of attracting and placing top physicians and advanced practice clinicians to health systems nationwide. The Medicus Firm's unique, client-focused recruitment model stresses accountability and minimizes financial exposure for clients in the growing and competitive field of healthcare recruiting. By providing a dynamic, enjoyable work environment and competitive compensation model, The Medicus Firm has successfully assembled one of the most tenured and accomplished physician recruiting teams in the nation.

Medline (Northfield, Ill.). Medline is a privately held medical supply manufacturer and distributer with a team of 1,600 direct sales representatives in addition to clinicians, researchers, engineers and financial experts. With more than 20,000 employees worldwide, the company has grown to conduct business in more than 90 countries and ranked No. 32 on the Forbes 2018 list of largest privately held companies in the U.S. The company provides a competitive benefits package including a free onsite fitness center and wellness program as well as flexible work hours and a subsidized cafeteria. The organization also supports professional development with tuition reimbursement and Medline University, an online resource center that provides 200 free courses for continuing education.

Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland). Medtronic is a healthcare innovation and technology company that provides solutions for alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life with patients and physicians in more than 150 countries. The $30 billion company has 86,000 employees including 9,600 scientists and engineers. It offers employees competitive salaries and bonuses in addition to an employee stock purchase plan and financial planning support. Medtronic employees also have access to flexible working arrangements in some situations and networking opportunities with team members from around the globe. Medtronic also supports professional growth, training and education for career advancement. The Great Place to Work Institute named Medtronic as one of the World's 25 Best Multinational Workplaces and Diversity Inc. named it among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

North American Partners in Anesthesia (Melville, N.Y.). NAPA is an anesthesia and perioperative management company serving hospital, ASC and physician practice partners across the U.S. The company offers clinicians competitive benefits, including a separate profit-sharing pool and bonus program as well as paid financial consulting services. The company also invests in professional development, offering tuition reimbursement and leadership development programs through NAPA University. In 2018, the company created a team within its human resources department focused on employee engagement and strengthening its emerging leaders offerings.

National Medical Billing Services (St. Louis). National Medical Billing Services is a revenue cycle company focused on ambulatory surgery centers. The company values working hard and having fun, with celebrations and team-building exercises as well as company outings for employees and their families. National Medical created a dedicated training center for new and existing employees that provides professional development opportunities as well as trainings. The company also has a training program with more than 500 different courses that include leadership, project management, IT security and more. In 2017 and 2018, the St. Louis Business Journal honored National Medical as a Best Place to Work, and for four consecutive years beginning in 2015 the St. Louis Post Dispatch named the company among its Top Places to Work.

Nordic (Madison, Wis.). Nordic is a healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions to drive people and technology performance. The company offers an equity program, flexible spending accounts, and flexible vacation and sick days so employees can take off time as needed. The company also promotes diversity, with 43 percent of the executive leadership team and 53 percent of the overall workforce being female. Additionally, 15 percent of the company's employees are non-white. Nordic also promotes professional development through coaching, mentoring and Nordic University, and online resource for additional education. Inc. magazine named Nordic among its Best Workplaces in 2017 and 2018, and for the past three years Madison Magazine named the company among the Best Places to Work in Madison.

Nuance (Burlington, Mass.). Nuance delivers a conversational artificial intelligence solution to the workplace and everyday life. The company has more than 4,000 patents and patent applications that support its culture of innovation. Nuance provides competitive compensation benefits as well as financial education resources, an employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement and flexible work schedules. Nuance also champions health and wellness with telehealth, monthly health management seminars, online fitness centers with classes and sit-stand desks for employees. Diversity and inclusion are also important at the company, which offers support networks for women, LGBTQ employees and South Asian employees. In 2018, the company earned the New England Employee Benefits council's 2018 Wellness Excellence Award and held its first global Wellness Week, spanning 3,000 employees and 20 countries.

PhyMed Healthcare Group (Nashville, Tenn.). PhyMed Healthcare Group is a physician-owned anesthesia service company that provides perioperative clinicians to health systems, ASCs and office-based practices nationwide. Professional development is an important aspect of PhyMed's culture, and its leadership team worked with Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management to develop an anesthesia-specific leadership program for both anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. The company has a profit-sharing program in addition to competitive benefits and an employee assistance program. Employees also have access to a flexible schedule and ability to perform missionary work.

Press Ganey (South Bend, Ind.). With more than 1,400 associates, Press Ganey has built a culture of commitment to innovation, accountability and excellence. The workforce engagement solutions company emphasizes employee wellness with benefits that include discounts to a partner fitness club, access to professional counseling and tuition assistance for pursuing advanced degrees. The company also provides a Management 101 program and executive coaching for internal development. In 2018, Forbes magazine named Press Ganey among America's Best Management Consulting Firms and earned recognition by Interactive Health as one of the Healthiest Companies in America.

Regent Surgical Health (Westchester, Ill.). Regent Surgical Health is dedicated to developing hospital/physician joint venture ASCs and operationalizing bundled payment programs for the outpatient centers. The company recently sold 100 percent of its common stock to employees through the stock ownership program, enabling a strong retirement fund for all participants. It also launched the Respectful Caring, Integrity, Stewardship and Efficiency program and honored 60 employees with R.I.S.E awards. The company also values leadership development and invests in continued professional development.

Strata Decision Technology (Chicago). Strata partners with hospitals and health systems to provide a cloud-based software as a service financial planning, analytics and performance platform for financial planning, decision support and continuous cost improvement. The company offers a career engagement program with more than 400 classes, an educational grant program and management and leadership development. Strata also promotes community engagement through volunteering and financial support for making an impact with nonprofit organizations. Strata has earned the Best in KLAS rating for five consecutive years and earned a No. 1 rating from Consumer Reports in healthcare information technology.

Stryker (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Stryker is a Fortune 500 company and among the largest medical technology companies in the world. Since 2005, Fortune has named the company one of the Most Admired Companies in medical products and equipment, and it has a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. Employee benefits include competitive salary, onsite fitness centers and cafeterias, discount purchase programs and performance awards. The company also focuses on inclusivity with employee resource groups for women, African Americans, emerging professionals and veterans. In 2019, Great Place to Work named Stryker among the Best Workplaces in several national and international locations.

TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tenn.). TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology and other clinical services to around 3,100 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups across the U.S. In addition to a comprehensive benefits plan, the company offers LiveWell WorkLife Services for unlimited telephonic consultation, support and educational resources as well as assistance locating child care, elder care and financial and legal specialists. TeamHealth supports diversity and internal promotion through its Women in Leadership program that aims to recruit and retain female leaders. The group has more than 600 clinical and non-clinical female leader members and launched a formal mentoring program in 2017. The company also created a formalized succession planning and leadership development program to ensure professional development. In 2017, Fortune named TeamHealth among the World's Most Admired Companies and its net promoter score is similar to that of Disney, Southwest Airlines and Apple.

TouchPoint Support Services (Atlanta). TouchPoint Support Services provides hospitality services to hospitals and healthcare organizations. Employees have access to online professional development programs, lifestyle health coaching and a condition management program for chronic conditions and tobacco cessation. The organization also has a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion Council, which gathered feedback from frontline associates and developed new initiatives to address their challenges. This year, TouchPoint rolled out an interactive career planning tool to assist associates in career planning and understanding the requirements for professional growth within the organization.

UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka, Minn.). UnitedHealth Group is a healthcare insurance company with 300,000 employees worldwide. The company provides employees with consumer-driven health plans as well as employee stock purchase plans and education reimbursement. UnitedHealth Group also promotes volunteering and gives charitable contributions to organizations important to employees. Sustainability is another important aspect of the UnitedHealth Group workplace. It has completed 29 funded energy projects and generated 15 percent year-over-year increase in tons of paper recycled. Fortune ranked UnitedHealth Group No. 5 among the 2018 500 largest U.S. corporations based on revenue, and No. 1 in the 2016 World's Most Admired Companies. The company is also a 2019 Military Friendly Employer, as designated by Victory Media, and it earned the 2018 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award from the National Business Group on Health.

VirtualHealth (New York City). VirtualHealth is a software as a service solution for value-based care. American Business Awards honored VirtualHealth with the 2019 Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Deloitte ranked it No. 39 among the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America. In 2018, women comprised 50 percent of the company's leadership and 60 percent of its management team. Last year, VirtualHealth also earned the Gold winner status for the 2018 IT World Awards for Information Technology Vendor Achievement of the Year and Pillar World Awards for Best Employer Achievement.

Vizient (Irving, Texas). Vizient is a healthcare performance improvement company that provides insights into clinical, operational and supply chain performance. The company has 3,100 employees across 20 metropolitan areas in the U.S. Vizient provides a competitive benefits package, including tuition assistance and discounts on cell phones, movie tickets, hotels and more. Employees with a passion for service take advantage of paid volunteer days off as well as Vizient's volunteer patch program. The company also partners with outside agencies to provide international volunteer opportunities. Vizient prides itself on cultivating personal and professional development opportunities. In 2019, the company was named among Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies.

Vocera Communications (San Jose, Calif.). Vocera Communications is dedicated to optimizing connections and communications between healthcare providers and professionals. The company offers an employee stock purchase plan, paid volunteer days and flexible spending accounts in addition to providing snacks, beverages and fresh fruits at the office. Vocera also caters in lunch once per week for employees and has dry-cleaning services. For professional development, Vocera offers a leadership program and has invested in a feedback program for all managers to increase self-awareness and inform development plans. In 2017, Vocera earned a spot on the Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America and Healthcare Informatics Top 100 lists.

Waystar (Louisville, Ky.). Waystar develops technology solutions to improve revenue cycle management and the financial health of its healthcare clients. The company offers competitive benefits and encourages volunteering among its team members. Waystar has paid volunteer days and most recently conducted service projects to benefit the Veteran's Hospital, Grant a Wish and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. In the near future, the organization will launch Waystar Cares, a wellness initiative and community partnership. Waystar has earned a Black Book No. 1 ranking for the past eight years and the Best in KLAS rating for nine consecutive years.

WellSky (Lenexa, Kan.). WellSky is a health and community care technology company focused on providing software and professional services to healthcare organizations and communities. Poised for extreme growth, the company plans to move into a new 90,000-square-foot office in Overland Park, Kan., which will include an in-building gym, snacks, and a 24-hour self-serve micro-market. The company also promotes professional development through its high-potential employee training program and manager training series, which aims to promote and develop from within. WellSky also offers tuition reimbursement and career advancement opportunities for inter-departmental advancement opportunities. Last year, the company reported 52 percent year-over-year growth and added 550 new team members as well as 80 promotions earned across all departments. In 2018, WellSky earned recognition as one of the top workplaces in Austin, Texas, by the Austin American-Statesman.

WestCMR (Clearwater, Fla.). For more than 22 years, WestCMR has been devoted to collecting unused surgical supplies and finding ways to reuse them without sending them to the landfill. In addition to competitive benefits, WestCMR offers employees paid time off that pays 150 percent when used, 16 hours of volunteer time off and professional development training programs. Employee retention is high, and to honor long-tenured employees, the company provides a chance to win a trip at five, 10 and 15 years of service. In 2017, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce named WestCMR the Large Business of the Year. The organization also has an onsite fitness center and wellness program benefits.



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