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January 27, 2020

The 34 best hospitals and health systems for diversity, according to Forbes

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    Forbes on Tuesday released its third annual list of the "Best Employers for Diversity," and 34 hospitals and health systems made the list as well as 59 other health care companies.


    For the list, Forbes and research firm Statista surveyed 60,000 employees in the United States, posing questions about age, disability, diversity, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Companies eligible for consideration had to have at least 1,000 employees.

    This year, the list included 500 employers. Enterprise software company SAP ranked No. 1

    Hospitals, health systems on the list

    The 30 hospitals and health systems recognized on the list, in order of ranking, are:

    1. Henry Ford Health System* (Detroit);
    2. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center* (Columbus, Ohio);
    3. Mount Sinai Health System* (New York);
    4. UCLA Health* (Los Angeles);
    5. Penn Medicine* (Philadelphia);
    6. Ohio Health* (Columbus, Ohio);
    7. Ballad Health* (Johnson City, Tennessee);
    8. University of Utah Health Care* (Salt Lake City);
    9. Cincinnati Children's (Cincinnati);
    10. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center* (New York);
    11. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics* (Iowa City, Iowa);
    12. Johns Hopkins Medicine* (Baltimore);
    13. Mayo Clinic* (Rochester, Minnesota);
    14. Parkview Health* (Fort Wayne, Indiana);
    15. UC Davis Health* (Sacramento, California);
    16. Penn State Health* (Hershey, Pennsylvania);
    17. Novant Health* (Winston-Salem, North Carolina);
    18. MD Anderson Cancer Center* (Houston);
    19. Nationwide Children's Hospital* (Columbus, Ohio);
    20. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare* (Memphis, Tennessee);
    21. University of Michigan Health System* (Ann Arbor, Michigan);
    22. The Nemours Foundation* (Jacksonville, Florida);
    23. Lee Memorial Health System* (Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, Florida);
    24. Akron Children's Hospital (Akron, Ohio);
    25. Intermountain Healthcare* (Salt Lake City);
    26. The University of Kansas Health System* (Kansas City, Kansas);
    27. Hospital Sisters Health System* (Springfield, Illinois);
    28. Seattle Children's* (Seattle);
    29. Cleveland Clinic* (Cleveland); and
    30. HealthPartners* (Bloomington, Minnesota).

    *Denotes Advisory Board member

    The list also features several educational institutions, including four that include hospitals and health systems that are Advisory Board members:

    1. Duke University (Durham, North Carolina);
    2. SUNY, Stony Brook (Stony Brook University) (Stony Brook, New York);
    3. University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky); and
    4. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia).

    Other health care honorees

    The list also featured 59 non-hospital or health system employers in the health care industry, including 40 that are Advisory Board members:

    1. Tufts Health Plan (Watertown, Massachusetts);
    2. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Boston);
    3. Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, New Jersey);
    4. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan (Detroit);
    5. VMware (Palo Alto, California);
    6. Lilly (Indianapolis);
    7. Sodexo (Gaithersburg, Maryland);
    8. Boston Scientific (Marlborough, Massachusetts);
    9. Merck (Burlington, Massachusetts);
    10. Genentech (San Francisco);
    11. Medtronic (Minneapolis, Minnesota);
    12. JE Dunn Construction (Kansas City, Missouri);
    13. Verizon Communications (Basking Ridge, New Jersey);
    14. Stryker (Kalamazoo, Michigan);
    15. The University of Kansas Health System* (Kansas City, Kansas);
    16. Wolters Kluwer (New York);
    17. 3M (St. Paul, Minnesota);
    18. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina (Durham, North Carolina);
    19. Roche Holding (South San Francisco, California);
    20. Amgen (Thousand Oaks, California);
    21. Pfizer (New York);
    22. AbbVie (Chicago);
    23. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, New York);
    24. Bristol-Myers Squibb (Lawrence Township, New Jersey);
    25. HDR (Omaha, Nebraska);
    26. Novartis (Hanover, New Jersey);
    27. Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Illinois);
    28. Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio);
    29. AmerisourceBergen (Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania);
    30. Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes, New Jersey);
    31. Quest Diagnostics (Secaucus, New Jersey);
    32. AstraZeneca (Wilmington, Delaware);
    33. General Electric (Boston);
    34. Publicis Groupe (New York);
    35. Epic (Verona, Wisconsin);
    36. Leidos (Reston, Virginia);
    37. Cook Medical (Bloomington, Indiana); and
    38. Philips (Andover, Massachusetts);
    39. Merck & Co. (Kenilworth, New Jersey); and
    40. Nestlé (Arlington, Virginia) ("Best Employers for Diversity," Forbes, 1/21; Umoh, Forbes, 1/21).

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