Modern Healthcare Magazine has named Baptist Memorial Health Care one of the nation’s top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” making it one of the few large systems to be named to the list.
According to Modern Healthcare, the Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes outstanding employers in the health care industry. About 400 health care organizations across the country this year competed for the national distinction.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in Union City,Tenn., made the list in 2010 and 2011. This year, however, marks the first time Baptist Memorial Health Care elected to contend for this award as an entire health care system.
Baptist employees throughout the system were selected at random to participate in the employee survey process. Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work committee assessed each organization on its organizational merits and employee survey participation and responses.
“We are honored to receive this award because it tells us our colleagues appreciate the culture we try to establish and sustain throughout our system,” Stephen Reynolds, Baptist’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Throughout our 100-year history, we have strived for excellence in everything we do. To be named among the nation’s best health care workplaces continues that tradition into our next 100 years.”
One of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care employs more than 14,000 people.
“We’re fortunate to have 14,000 remarkable colleagues who demonstrate their commitment to our patients, customers and each other every day to make Baptist an extraordinary place to work,” said John Lacy, Baptist’s assistant vice president of human resources. “Being included on this list as a health care system is a tribute to their hard work, dedication to service excellence, and our strong system integration.”