News: Forbes list includes best hospitals and health systems to work for by state

CDI Strategies - Volume 16, Issue 35

In its “America’s Best Employers by State” list, Forbes included 262 hospitals and health systems. This ranking was formed based on surveying about 70,000 employees working for businesses with more than 500 employees. Forbes’ criteria was influenced by reported fair pay, safe working conditions, inclusive culture, remote work benefits, and diversity initiatives, Becker’s Hospital Review reported.

The best hospital or health system to work for in each state is as follows (with their headquarters in parentheses followed by the number indicating where they placed in the state’s ranking):

  • Alabama – Infirmary Health (Mobile), #24
  • Alaska – Providence (Renton, Wash.), #3
  • Arizona – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.), #1
  • California – UCLA Health (Los Angeles), #9
  • Colorado – UCHealth (Aurora), #2
  • Connecticut – Yale New Haven Health, #10
  • Delaware – ChristianaCare (Newark), #2
  • Florida – Tampa General Hospital, #6
  • Georgia – Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta), #10
  • Hawaii – Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.), #8
  • Illinois – Northwestern Medicine (Chicago), #6
  • Indiana – Community Health Network (Indianapolis), #3
  • Iowa – University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City), #6
  • Kansas – University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City), #4
  • Kentucky – Norton Healthcare (Louisville), #1
  • Louisiana – LSU Health (New Orleans), #9
  • Maine – Mainehealth (Portland), #3
  • Maryland – Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.), #13
  • Massachusetts – Boston Children’s Hospital, #2
  • Michigan – University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor), #15
  • Minnesota – Mayo Clinic (Rochester), #3
  • Mississippi – Hattiesburg Clinic, #1
  • Missouri – Children’s Mercy Kansas City, #2
  • Montana – Billings Clinic, #2
  • Nebraska – Methodist Health System Nebraska (Omaha), #2
  • Nevada – Renown Health (Reno), #35
  • New Hampshire, Catholic Medical Center (Manchester), #6
  • New Jersey – Valley Health System (Ridgewood), #13
  • New Mexico – Presbyterian Healthcare Services (Albuquerque), #3
  • New York – Northwell Health (Great Neck), #16
  • North Carolina – Wakemed (Raleigh), #7
  • North Dakota – Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.), #5
  • Ohio – Dayton Children’s, #1
  • Oklahoma – St. Francis Health System (Tulsa), #16
  • Oregon – Legacy Health (Portland), #8
  • Pennsylvania – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, #1
  • South Carolina – Roper St. Francis (Charleston), #2
  • South Dakota – Monument Health (Rapid City), #2
  • Tennessee – East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (Knoxville), #4
  • Texas – University of Texas Health Care at Houston, #2
  • Utah – University of Utah Heathcare (Salt Lake City), #1
  • Vermont – WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health System (Morgantown), #6
  • Washington – UW Medicine (Seattle), #3
  • West Virginia – WVU Medicine West Virginia University Health System (Morgantown), #6
  • Wisconsin – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.), #1

Single-specialty hospitals, research centers, home health/hospice systems, rehabilitation and behavioral medicine facilities were not compiled for this roundup.

Editor’s note: To read Becker’s Hospital Review’s coverage of this story, click here. To read Forbes’ rankings of all employers, click here.

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