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February 22, 2022

Update: The 'Best Employers' in health care, according to Forbes

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    Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that was published on Feb. 16, 2022.

    Forbes earlier this month released its ranking of "America's Best Large Employers" and "America's Best Midsize Employers" for 2022.

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    About the rankings

    For the rankings, Forbes worked with market research firm Statista to cull data from a survey of 60,000 U.S. employees working for businesses with at least 1,000 workers. In the survey, respondents were asked to rate on a scale from zero to 10 how likely they were to recommend their organization to others. Respondents were also asked to rate their employers on additional factors, including working conditions, development opportunities, and compensation.

    The final "Best Large Employers," organizations with more than 5,000 employees, and "Best Midsize Employers," organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 employees, lists each feature 500 companies. The lists include health care employers across several categories, including "health care and social" and "health care equipment and services."

    Overall, American workers' priorities in the workplace have drastically changed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States currently has around 10.9 million job openings and an unemployment rate of 4%. In this unprecedented job market, the criteria for being placed among the top U.S. employers have changed.

    "The employees are in control at this point because there's such a plethora of openings," said Paul McDonald, Forbes contributor and senior executive director at Robert Half. "With the number of job openings today and the choices that good candidates have, you have to move swiftly but diligently."

    "A lot of organizations have realized that, through all the retention efforts and through all the resignations, they've had to re-recruit their current staff," McDonald added.

    The best large health care employers

    Thirty-five organizations—including 28 Advisory Board members—made the list of best large "health care and social" employers, including:

    1. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia* (Philadelphia)

    4. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center* (New York)

    7. Mayo Clinic* (Rochester, Minn.)

    9. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center* (Dallas)

    10. MD Anderson Cancer Center* (Houston)

    13. MaineHealth* (Portland, Maine)

    19. Northwestern Medicine* (Chicago)

    37. Houston Methodist (Houston)

    39. Nationwide Children's Hospital* (Columbus, Ohio)

    42. UCLA Health* (Los Angeles)

    43. Penn Medicine* (Philadelphia)

    47. Vanderbilt University Medical Center* (Nashville, Tenn.)

    50. Legacy Health* (Portland, Ore.)

    55. Emory Healthcare* (Atlanta)

    60. University Hospitals* (Cleveland)

    67. Deaconess Health System* (Evansville, Ind.)

    74. Duke University Health System* (Durham, N.C.)

    77. UCHealth (Colorado)* (Aurora, Colo.)

    86. Orlando Health* (Orlando)

    89. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center* (Columbus, Ohio)

    91. University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS)* (Baltimore)

    94. Cleveland Clinic* (Cleveland, Ohio)

    101. Johns Hopkins Medicine* (Baltimore)

    122. MUSC Health (Charleston, S.C.)

    126. BayCare (Clearwater, Fla.)

    128. Norton Healthcare (Louisville, K.Y.)

    130. Baptist Health* (Louisville, K.Y.)

    138. The University of Kansas Health System* (Kansas City, Kans.)

    154. ChristianaCare (Newark, Del.)

    157. Yale New Haven Health* (New Haven, Conn.)

    166. Piedmont Healthcare* (Atlanta)

    172. University of Rochester Medical Center* (Rochester, N.Y.)

    182. Visiting Angels (Havertown, Penn.)

    197. Massachusetts General Hospital* (Boston)

    199. Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron, Ohio)

    *Denotes Advisory Board member

    In addition, 13 health care equipment and service companies made the best large employers list, including eight Advisory Board members.

    194. Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes, N.J.)

    226. Stryker* (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

    233. Patterson (Mendota Heights, Minn.)

    238. Boston Scientific* (Marlborough, Mass.)

    269. Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Ill.)

    280. Baxter International (Deerfield, Ill.)

    293. Zimmer Biomet* (Warsaw, Ind.)

    330. Philips* (Cambridge, Mass.)

    360. Medline Industries* (Mundelein, Ill.)

    414. Cardinal Health* (Dublin, Ohio)

    426. Medtronic* (Minneapolis)

    429. McKesson (Irving, Texas)

    494. Quest Diagnostics* (Secaucus, N.J.)

    *Denotes Advisory Board member

    The best midsize health care employers

    Nineteen health care organizations—including 11 Advisory Board members—made the list of best midsize "health care and social" employers, including:

    19. AARP (District of Columbia)

    54. Children's Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

    112. University of Tennessee Medical Center* (Knoxville, Tenn.)

    139. Mosaic Life Care* (St. Joseph, Miss.)

    168. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago* (Chicago)

    182. North Kansas City Hospital* (Kansas City, Mo.)

    217. AHRC New York City (New York)

    244. Bellin Health* (Green Bay, Wis.)

    279. Evangelical Community Hospital* (Lewisburg, Penn.)

    292. Reid Health* (Richmond, Ind.)

    312. University Health, Kansas City* (Kansas City, Mo.)

    315. Berkshire Health Systems* (Pittsfield, Mass.)

    331. American Heart Association (Dallas)

    353. Concord Hospital (Concord, N.H.)

    356. Good Samaritan Society* (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

    393. One Medical (San Francisco)

    431. Covenant HealthCare* (Knoxville, Tenn.)

    441. Arnot Health (Elmira, N.Y.)

    455. Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore)

    *Denotes Advisory Board member

    In addition, 17 health care equipment and service companies made the best midsize employers list, including three Advisory Board members.

    33. DexCom (San Diego)

    44. Arthrex (Naples, Fla.)

    83. Teleflex (Wayne, Penn.)

    164. Noridian (Fargo, N.D.)

    278. Nuvasive (San Diego)

    290. DentaQuest (Boston)

    351. Teladoc Health* (Harrison, N.Y.)

    358. Meditech (Westwood, Mass.)

    410. Omnicell (Mountain View, Calif.)

    430. CareCentrix (Hartford, Conn.)

    432. TriWest Healthcare Alliance (Phoenix)

    435. Wright Medical (Memphis, Tenn.)

    440. ScribeAmerica* (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

    456. Dentsply Sirona (Charlotte, N.C.)

    458. Nextgen Healthcare (Atlanta)

    467. Hanger (Austin, Texas)

    472. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions* (Chicago)

    *Denotes Advisory Board member (Forbes, "America's Best Large Employers," 2/10; Forbes, "America's Best Midsized Employers," 2/10; Todd, Forbes, 2/10)

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