Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Named One of the Country's Best Workplaces for Women
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) makes the list of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
MLH ranks 18 on the list of 100 top companies for working women, which is based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions.
“Creating an environment that supports people in and outside of work isn’t just an issue for women, it’s an issue for all Associates, and that’s why we’re proud of the programs MLH has created to support everyone,” said Carol Ross-Spang, chief human resources officer for MLH. “Both women and men at Best Workplaces for Women feel their employers provide ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers, and provide them with the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.
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. With 12,000 associates, the Memphis hospitals are licensed as one and with 1,686 licensed beds and over 60,000 inpatient admissions. For more information visit www.methodisthealth.org.
About the Best Workplaces for Women
Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.
Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.
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.