Baptist Health South Florida Named by Fortune Magazine to “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for 16th Year

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Baptist Health Ranked in top 25 for third year in a row

Baptist Health South Florida is once again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Fortune Magazine and global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. This is the 16th time Baptist Health has been named to the prestigious list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Baptist Health is the highest ranking non-profit and the top healthcare provider on the list. Once again, Baptist Health topped the list of employers with the most diversified staff in terms of minorities (73 percent). Additionally, Baptist Health ranked in the top ten for its percentage of women employees (73 percent).

"The defining characteristic of Baptist Health is our people: the caring and compassionate employees and caregivers who touch the lives of all those who enter through our doors,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “As the most preferred employer in South Florida, we continually strive to provide an environment that attracts the best and the brightest--and people who embrace our culture of always putting our patients first. With this commitment to clinical and service excellence, we continue to maintain and enhance our reputation as the #1 healthcare provider in South Florida."

Baptist Health employees have many work/life benefits, which include on-site child care at various facilities, free online and on-site educational offerings, a retirement plan with matching contributions, paid time off cashouts, a fund that provides interest-free loans to employees who need help for an unusual or unexpected financial crisis, and an award-winning employee wellness program that includes free on-site employee clinics, free fitness centers, nationally recognized classes, a cutting-edge health management program, training clubs and fitness classes.

“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

To see the complete 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, click here

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at Greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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