Fortune's Top 20 Best Companies to Work for in Healthcare

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The healthcare sector is booming—and has an abundance of well-paying and rewarding jobs. As the industry continues to notch strong growth, Fortune turned to the experts at Great Place to Work to find the companies that rate highest for employee satisfaction. They have perfected balancing demanding, round-the-clock work with fun and caring cultures. Here are the 10 best companies identified by Fortune that are attracting and retaining today’s top talent in health care. 



Texas Health Resources

Headquarters: Arlington, TX
U.S. employees: 21,100
U.S. revenues: $3.85 billion

Employees at Texas Health Resources appreciate that the company values their well-being beyond the workplace, encouraging workers to take care of themselves in mind, body and spirit.  

Springfield Nephrology Associates

Headquarters: Springfield, Mo.
U.S. employees: 27
U.S. revenues: $4.53 million

The upbeat, supportive atmosphere makes Springfield Nephrology Associates practice an enjoyable work environment, while the fair wages, bonuses and generous benefits add to the positive vibes. 

Encompass Home Health and Hospice

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
U.S. employees: 5,005
U.S. revenues: $369 million

Encompass Home Health and Hospice is spread across 140 locations of varying size, and in spite of the decentralized nature of the company, employees say executives communicate effectively and encourage ongoing education to promote career advancement. 

Atlantic Health System

Headquarters: Morristown, N.J.
U.S. employees: 10,312
U.S. revenues: $1.62 billion

Employees at Atlantic Health System enjoy little added perks like discounted gym memberships and chair massages. It’s an environment that encourages loyalty, with many workers staying at the health care company their entire careers.  

Southern Ohio Medical Center

Headquarters:Portsmouth, OH
U.S. employees: 2,357
U.S. revenues: $740 million


At Southern Ohio Medical Center, the leadership takes the time to know every employee by name and staffers say they feel like part of the family. 


Headquarters: Chicago, Ill.
U.S. employees: 43
U.S. revenues: N.A.

Retrofit, which sells a personalized, holistic weight management solution, provides unlimited paid time off as well as the ability to work from anywhere. Retrofit is all about building a healthy environment and lifestyle for their employees so they can pass along those same values to their customers.

Baptist Health South Florida

Headquarters: Coral Gables, FL.
U.S. employees: 15,330
U.S. revenues: $2.17 billion

Baptist Health South Florida employees appreciate the caring, supportive environment, which includes employee development programs, health care coverage and no-interest loans if they need help in times of crisis.  


Headquarters: Chicago, Ill.
U.S. employees: 180
U.S. revenues: $30 million

ContextMedia workers also like that managers are approachable and provide regular feedback and praise for a job well done.  

Licking Memorial Health Systems

Headquarters: Newark, Ohio
U.S. employees: 1,790
U.S. revenues: N.A.

Even when the workload gets demanding, Licking Memorial Health Systems employees can handle it. That’s because of the small perks that the company gives employees that make a big difference, like concierge services to cut down on personal errands and frequent bonuses. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.
U.S. employees: 3,951
U.S. revenues: $696 million

St. Jude also goes out of its way to make sure employees are well cared for so they can provide the best service possible. That includes perks like dinner-to-go services, fitness classes and tuition reimbursement. 

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About the Author

Ryann K. Ellis is an editor for the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has been covering workplace learning and performance for ATD (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) since 1995. She currently manages ATD's Community of Practice blogs, as well as ATD's government-focused magazine, The Public Manager. Contact her at 

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