Great Place to Work and Fortune Name Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare One of the Best Workplaces in Healthcare

Posted on: April 12, 2017

As an organization dedicated to the well-being of both patients and the employees committed to their care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is proud to announce it has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care by Fortune and Great Place to Work.

Methodist ranked #5 on the national list, which is based on surveys from nearly 88,000 employees across the industry. The results show that our team members enjoy a supportive work environment with effective communication and trust in leadership. St. Jude Children’s Hospital also made the list.

“I am very proud of the dedicated team of associates we have at Methodist,” said Michael Ugwueke, President and CEO for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. “They are the driving force behind our ability to provide exceptional care to our patients.”

Ugwueke says Methodist’s Power of One culture sets the health care organization apart. The belief that every associate has the power to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families elevates the care medical teams provide and fosters an environment of trust.

Research by Great Place to Work has shown that a high-trust workplace culture benefits not only individual performance but the success of the organization overall. The leading health care workplaces outperformed their peers in a number of important areas, such as training, compensation, clear expectations from management and the emotional health of their workplaces. The top-ranked workplaces are also positive, supportive places, with an average of 93 percent of their employees describing colleagues as friendly and welcoming.

“Confidence in the organization’s leadership and day-to-day alignment with its mission are essential in an industry like healthcare, where technology and regulatory frameworks evolve constantly,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president at Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces in Health Care offer great places to work for all where every employee can pursue the best patient solutions while knowing that they, too, will have their needs met by a caring employer.”

The Best Workplaces in Health Care is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations.

Great Place to Work and Fortune also ranked Methodist:

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017 (ranked 92)

Best Workplaces for African Americans 2016 (ranked 1)

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2016 (ranked 8)

Best Workplaces for Women 2016 (ranked 18)

Best Workplaces to Retire From 2016 (ranked 19)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2016 (ranked 21)

About Methodist Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) 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 includes Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, a national US News and World Report Best Children's Hospital. MLH also offers a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving all corners of the Memphis and Mid-South community. 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 on its 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For. With more than 13,000 associates and 1,650 licensed beds, MLH provides care for over 60,000 inpatient admissions annually. For more information visit

About The Best Workplaces in Health Care Published by Great Place to Work and Fortune, the Best Workplaces in Health Care rankings are based on feedback from more than 87,770 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in health care, including the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength and integrity, pride in their work and organization, and the quality of relationships with co-workers, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.

Earning a place on this list indicates a company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results are considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.

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.

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