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Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare One of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) made the list for the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Methodist ranked 92 on the list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Companies who earn a spot on this prestigious list stand out from other companies by creating a great place to work for employees.

Michael Ugwueke, president and CEO for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, says he’s extremely proud of Methodist’s Associates who are responsible for earning this honor. This is a national ranking that puts Methodist in an elite group with other organizations including Google, Nordstrom, Hilton, Ikea, Nationwide, and well respected healthcare institutions like Mayo Clinic and in our own backyard St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as FedEx and Baker Donelson.

“We are very excited to be named by Fortune to its list of 100 Best Places to Work For,” said Ugwueke. “I am so grateful to the commitment our Associates have to Methodist and providing compassionate care to our patients. At Methodist we all focus on building a culture of respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie which helps us recruit exceptional talent. This recognition clearly affirms Methodist’s “Power of One “culture, the belief that each and every member of our organization is committed to providing compassionate care to improve every life we touch.”

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

To see the full list of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, click here.

About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality health care in the Mid-South, Methodist has grown from one hospital into a six-hospital system that also includes Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving Memphis and Mid-South area. For six consecutive years, Methodist has been named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report. Great Place to Work® and Fortune ranked Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare #21 on its 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and ranked Methodist #1 on the 2016 list of Best Workplaces for African Americans. With 13,000 associates, the Memphis hospitals are licensed as one and with 1,686 licensed beds and over 60,000 inpatient admissions. For more information visit

About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®

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. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire. Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at

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®" 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 industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

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