The 18 health care CEOs rated highest by employees, according to Glassdoor

Nine hospital and health system CEOs made Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes CEOs who have received the highest employee ratings on the career website.

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Glassdoor compiled the ratings list based on voluntary, anonymous feedback that site users provide when they review their organizations on Glassdoor. The review form asks for ratings of workplace and job attributes, as well as qualitative feedback about the best reasons to work at the organization and areas that need improvement.

The large employers list included CEOs at nine hospitals and health systems—all of which are Advisory Board members. Those CEOs are:

  • James Downing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (No. 5);
  • Randy Bufford, Trilogy Health Services (No. 21);
  • Bob Quattrocchi, Northside Hospital (No. 32);
  • Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering (No. 35);
  • Steven Corwin, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (No. 37);
  • Warner Thomas, Ochsner Health System (No. 47);
  • Robert Grossman, NYU Langone Health (No. 58);
  • Peter Pisters, MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 66); and
  • Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente (No. 90).

The list also included CEOs of several other organizations involved in the health care industry, including:

  • Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific (No. 2);
  • Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson (No. 28);
  • Adam Nielsen, Great Lakes Caring (No. 61);
  • Pat Gelsinger, VMware (No. 78);
  • Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton (No. 80);
  • David Taylor, Proctor & Gamble (No. 85);
  • Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan (No. 94); and
  • Kevin Lobo, Stryker (No. 100).

Of those CEOs, six lead organizations that are Advisory Board members.

Several CEOs of health care organizations also made the small-and-medium employer list:

  • Anne Wojcicki, 23&Me (No. 24)
  • Larry Stevens, Med One Group (No. 29);
  • Geoff Gross, Medical Guardian (No. 38); and
  • Jon Shreve, MCG Health (No. 44) (Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards list, accessed 6/27; Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards list methodology, accessed 6/27; Collins, Kansas City Business Journal, 6/21)

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