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The 25 best hospitals to work for in the U.S.

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Allentown, PA

Full-time employees at LVH are rewarded for their hard work and dedication to patient care with great benefits like free health insurance and a $700 “Culture of Wellness” benefit they can use at their discretion for exercise and fitness programs, weight-loss programs, massage therapy and more. With a strong mission and set of values, as well as their “PRIDE” behaviors (Privacy, Respect, Involvement, Dignity and Empathy), Lehigh Valley Hospital sets up a culture for success for all of its staff. Employees are also encouraged to take part in their Professional and Leadership Development Program which has training for all employees, including physicians and clinical leaders.

More reasons to work at Lehigh Valley Hospital:

  • CheckUp Magazine is issued monthly for employees and highlights upcoming health network events, new procedures, more efficient processes, new services and their monthly “Service Star”
  • A “Shared Success Plan” pays cash rewards to all eligible employees when patient satisfaction and financial goals are achieved, and
  • New Employee Orientation and Veteran Employee Orientation allow everyone to learn and be reminded of the values and culture of the organization.


Lexington Medical Center – West Columbia, SC

Voted as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, this healthcare facility provides more than just the “basic” benefits, like retirement plans, and life and medical insurance. It also offers wellness assessments, access to a credit union, discounted wellness facility memberships, and discounts with area local businesses and in-house meals at cafeterias and cafes. In order to inspire their employees to achieve more, Lexington Medical Center awards its staff with scholarships and tuition reimbursement, recognition for outstanding performance, and service awards throughout the year. Also, there are a number of ways employees can connect with the community at large and give back; programs like student mentoring, providing community wellness classes and donating their unused medical supplies to charity support this initiative. Employees describe their co-workers as “a second family away from home” and “respectful and team-oriented.”

More reasons to work at Lexington Medical Center:

  • Free parking and carpool incentives are offered to all staff members
  • Employees can work with local high school students through internships and shadowing days to introduce them to the healthcare industry, and
  • Childcare benefits like adoption assistance and on-site care facilities for kids are available for working parents.


Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

This hospital has won numerous awards as a “best place to work” for many years. Mass Gen provides its employees with “traditional” benefits, ranging from healthcare coverage to retirement plans, tuition reimbursement and discounted fitness club memberships, but also prides itself in offering a diverse workplace for employees of all ethnic backgrounds, cultures, ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. The aim is to provide employees with a “rich cultural experience” and arm its staff with programs and support groups to promote women and minority scientists and physicians. Employees say, “I love that it’s an environment that promotes continuous learning” and describe the workplace as “very rewarding and intellectually stimulating.”

More reasons to work at Massachusetts General Hospital:

  • Benefits are inclusive of people of all backgrounds –- for instance, same-sex partner benefits and adoption parenting leave are offered in medical plans
  • Employees have access to The Clubs at Charles River Park fitness center, and
  • A generous mix of courses, scholarships and events make up its Career Development program.


The Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

For nine years in a row, The Mayo Clinic has had a place on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”, and its leadership team attributes this long-standing ranking to its great employees. Also, it’s been named an “Ideal Employer” by Universum Communications and one of the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” by the National Business Group on Health. Employees praise its solid benefits and compensation packages that include family and child services, health/wellness plans, new employee orientation programs and tuition assistance. From the first day of employment, The Mayo clinic offers its employees opportunities for professional growth and education. One employee says, “Opportunities for learning are awesome. Tuition reimbursement has allowed me to continue my education and advance my career.”

More reasons to work at The Mayo Clinic:

  • The Diversity Oversight Committee serves as a forum for creation, prioritization and oversight of diversity goals and objectives for patients and staff
  • The Mayo Clinic has a strong worldwide reputation — more than 500,000 patients from nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment each year, and
  • “Hire for Life” staff retention goal has more than 17% of the workforce with 20 or more years of service.


Methodist Health Systems – Dallas, TX

Employees at Methodist Health have chosen their workplace as a “Best Place to Work”, placing it on the Dallas Business Journal’s annual list for eight years straight. It also had a place on the Dallas Business Journal’s list as one of the “Healthiest Employers in North Texas” in 2012 with its “Live Well. Shine Bright.” wellness program, health coaching services and prenatal programs. Other benefits for its employees include tuition reimbursement, health and life insurance, access to a credit union and free on-campus parking. The hospital boasts a high employee retention rate, healthy referral program, and features more than 25 videos on its website containing interviews and testimonials from its current employees.

More reasons to work at Methodist Health Systems:

  • The health system recently made a $2.8 million investment in pay raises for nurses, reflecting their commitment to quality care and staff appreciation
  • Methodist Health is an American Heart Association “Start! Fit-Friendly Company” for promoting the health of their employees and working to create a culture of physical activity in the workplace, and
  • The health system is a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, and recognizes outstanding nurses with this special honor each month.

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