Best Hospitals to Work For 2019
HospitalCareers has published the annual Best 100 Hospitals To Work For. This content features the most comprehensive guide to make the job search process easier, learn more about individual hospitals throughout the country, and highlight healthcare organizations that provide the most competitive benefits and working environments for their employees.
In addition, hospitals were ranked based on their accomplishments in USNews Rankings, Commission Accreditation, and Public Safety Ratings.
The hospital rankings are based on a combination of several factors including: # of USNews Nationally Ranked Specialties, Glassdoor Ratings, Indeed Employee Ratings, Joint Commission Accredited Program number, Joint Commission Certification number, Joint Commission Advanced Certification Number, and LeapFrog Safety Ratings.
In addition, hospitals were ranked on the benefits provided to employees, working environment, professional growth opportunities, and more. The benefits and professional growth opportunities that were used to evaluate and rank each hospital in our Top 100 Hospitals To Work For List include: Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Flexible Spending Accounts, Flex Schedule, Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, and any Additional Benefits for Professional Growth and Additional Benefits for employees.
Each hospital was rated on a combination of benefits provided, accreditations, professional growth opportunities, employee reviews, and work environment, and more. The following scoring guide will help explain what criteria was used to evaluate and rank hospitals.
• Glassdoor Rating — Independent employee Glassdoor ratings were used to evaluate employee satisfaction based on their hospital role, and employee benefits offered. The number of stars () that were given to hospitals in this ranking were given based on the Glassdoor ratings in conjunction with the employee's satisfaction level of the benefits provided.
• Indeed Rankings — Independent employee Indeed rankings were used to evaluate what employees thought about working in the hospital and healthcare organization. The number of stars () given were based on independent employee reviews focused on the satisfaction of their compensation, management structure, work/life balance, benefits, and company culture.
• Professional Growth — Professional Growth was evaluated for each hospital based on the commitment from the employer to assist the hospital and healthcare professional with growth throughout their time working in the hospital and throughout their career. This metric was evaluated based on additional training courses provided to each employee, continuing education credit requirements, education and tuition support, networking opportunities, diversity training, and more. Hospitals were rated on an A to F scale based on the number of professional growth opportunities they provided to employees.
• USNews Rankings — USNews Specialty Rankings are evaluated each year to highlight healthcare organizations and hospitals that excel in various medical specialties. The USNews Rankings performance from each hospital was tallied to evaluate the excellence they have achieved in the healthcare industry. The hospitals were given stars () based on the number of nationally ranked medical specialties their hospital ranked for.
20+ Ranked Specialties
15 to 19 Ranked Specialties
10 to 14 Ranked Specialties
5 to 9 Ranked Specialties
Less than 5 Ranked Specialties
• Joint Commission Rankings — QualityCheck was used to evaluate and highlight hospitals and healthcare organizations that were awarded Certifications, Advanced Certifications, and Accreditations based on the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Comission. The total number of Certifications and Accrediations were added to come up with a Total Quality Check score. Stars () were then given out based on the total Quality Check score.
9 to 11
6 to 8
4 to 5
2 to 3
0 to 1
• LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grades — Each hospital ranking was based on whether or not they chose to respond to safety evaluations. For those hospitals that did not respond, DNR was mentioned. Hospitals were ranked on safety progress by LeapFrog through 4 metrics. 4 Indicates that the hospital fully meets the safety standard, 3 indicates they have made substantial progress, 2 indicates they have made some progress, and 1 indicates they were willing to respond. For those hospitals that did respond to the safety survey, their safety progress was tallied to create a total score and provide star () rankings based on their average performance on safety procedures for inpatient care management, infections, medication safety, high risk surgery, cancer surgery, pediatric care, and maternity care.
3.2 to 4
2.41 to 3.19
1.61 to 2.4
0.81 to 1.6
0 to 0.8
• Benefits — Hospitals were ranked based on the benefits they provided to their hospital and healthcare organization employees. The benefits that were evaluated include: Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage, and Flexible Spend Accounts, Performance Bonuses, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Childcare, Family Medical Leave, Fertility Assistance, Holiday Leave, Extended Leave Options, Bereavement Leave, Legal Assistnace, Employee Car, Gym Memberships, Free Food and Dining Credits, Employee Discounts, and Work Equipment. Hospitals were then ranked based upon what benefits they offered and how comprehensive they were on an A to F scale.
• Flex Schedule — Hospitals were ranked based on whether or not they provided Flex Schedule opportunities to their employees.
• Insurance — Hospitals were ranked based on the medical insurance and life insurance they provided in addition to other benefits that would improve an employee's overall well-being and lifestyle. Some of the metrics that contributed to the Insurance hospital rankings included: medical insurance, life insurance, accident assistance, mental care, dental insurance, and on-care site options. Hospitals were ranked on an A to F scale based on the number of options they provided to their employees.
• Retirement Benefits — Hospitals were evaluated and ranked based on the number of retirement benefits they provided to their employees and ranked on an A to F scale. Some of the metrics that contributed to the Retirement benefits hospital rankings included: Retirement Plan Options, 401k Options, Stock Options, Worker's Compensation, Pension Plans, and Investment Guidance.
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Disclaimer: All ratings, benefits, and compensation information was pulled from public sources online. The information is subject to change at employer(s)/hospital(s)/organization(s) discretion.