Indeed has released the 2017 "Best Places to Work" for hospitals and health systems, with teaching hospitals taking many of the top spots.
For the list, Indeed assessed about 15 million reviews from current and former employees to determine which hospitals and health systems provide the best work experiences. Indeed assessed only hospitals and health systems that had garnered at least 50 reviews between July 2015 and June 2017.
2017 'Best Places to Work'
Indeed's 2017 "Best Places to Work" list features 25 hospitals and health systems, all of which are Advisory Board members.
Hospitals and health systems that made the list are:
- Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston);
- Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables, Florida);
- Houston Methodist (Houston);
- Montefiore Medical Center (New York);
- Texas Children's Hospital (Houston);
- Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor, Michigan);
- Yale New Haven Health (New Haven, Connecticut);
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta);
- Florida Hospital (Orlando, Florida);
- Stanford Health Care (Palto Alto, California);
- Memorial Hermann (Houston);
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia);
- Scripps Health (San Diego);
- Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota);
- Loma Linda University Health (Loma Linda, California);
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York);
- Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston);
- Ochsner Health System (New Orleans);
- Rush University Medical Center (Chicago);
- Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, New Jersey);
- University of Florida Health (Gainesville, Florida);
- Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland);
- Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, California);
- Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles);
- Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Florida).
According to Indeed, a shortage of physicians and nurses coupled with increasing demand for health care services means the "employment outlook is bright" for health care providers.
Paul D'Arcy, SVP at Indeed, said, "With rapid growth in demand for nurses and doctors, and a much slower growth in supply, many professionals with these highly technical skills are finding the job market to be in their favor."
According to Indeed, teaching hospitals "have a particularly strong showing in the top 10." However, the key commonality among top-ranked hospitals appears to be what employees consider "'inspiring' and 'diverse' workplaces with top tier research teams and opportunities for advancement," D'Arcy said (Strauss, Forbes, 8/29; Indeed blog, 8/28; "25 Best Places to Work: Hospitals," Indeed, 8/28; MedPage Today, 8/29).
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