FORTUNE's Best Places to Work Recognizes OhioHealth

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Central Ohio hospital system claims 2nd highest rank among healthcare systems and the top spot for Ohio-based organizations on FORTUNE's list.

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OhioHealth announced today that it has been named one of the country's "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 2009. This is the third year in a row that OhioHealth has earned the award, reaching #19 in this year's ranking.

OhioHealth was the highest ranked organization in Ohio and the second highest ranked healthcare system in the nation.

OhioHealth ranking at a glance:

  •     OhioHealth is ranked #19 on the list.
  •     OhioHealth is ranked #2 for large healthcare systems nationwide.
  •     OhioHealth is the highest ranked organization in Ohio. There are five other Ohio organizations on this year's list.
  •     OhioHealth is ranked #10 as a large organization.

"We are again honored by FORTUNE's recognition of OhioHealth as one of the best places to work," said Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. "It is an affirmation that, together, we have built a strong culture and a healthy work environment that ultimately results in better care for our patients. It is a tribute to our people -- nurses, physicians, staff and volunteers -- to have their work validated by a third party through such a rigorous process. Together, we can take great pride in the work of our associates and all our roles in achieving this award."

FORTUNE magazine's continued recognition of OhioHealth as an employer of choice each year goes beyond the people who are directly involved with patient care. Administrative staff, maintenance, environmental service workers and all of the people who work behind the scenes help contribute to the positive culture that exists at OhioHealth. And it is that positive culture, and OhioHealth's recognition of their service that has helped OhioHealth be successful and to provide thousands of Ohio jobs in our community.

"Every one of our associates contributes to make OhioHealth a great place to work," said Paul Patton, senior vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development (Interim). "By sharing their talents and skills and modeling the OhioHealth values of compassion, excellence, integrity and stewardship with patients, families and each other, we have created a culture that people want to be a part of. Ultimately, that translates to compassionate and extraordinary patient care and that is the true bottom line for us."

How FORTUNE Picks the 100 Best:

To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For," FORTUNE works with the Great Place to Work® Institute-a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries-to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

More than 81,000 employees from 353 organizations responded to the 57-question survey created by the Institute. Two-thirds of an organization's score is based on the survey, which is sent to a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees. The remaining third is based on an organization's responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication and more.

About OhioHealth:
Named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2007, 2008 and 2009, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is a family of 17 hospitals, 23 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 40-county area. OhioHealth hospitals in central Ohio are Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital. For more information, please visit our Web site at


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