Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Named One of the Country's Best Places to Work for Women

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was once again named to the Fortune list of Great Places to Work for Women, moving up from #18 last year to #11 this year. Fortune creates this national list based on several factors, including a survey of over 400,000 US employees, examining how positively women rated their organizations on more than 50 measures that define great workplaces, such as ethical leadership, respectful and fair workplace interactions, development opportunities and more. Their analysis showed that exceptional work cultures for women also produce outstanding workplaces for all employees.


“Providing a desirable culture and a great place to work impacts ALL of our Associates,” said Carol Ross-Spang, Chief Human Resources Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. “By focusing on engagement and retention we improve our patient experience and quality outcomes. Our strong Power of One Culture supports our Associates in bringing their “A” game to work every day, thereby ensuring that our patients and families get the best possible care.”

The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Methodist also made the list for the 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

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


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.

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