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Last night, on the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day, Great Place to Work announced its inaugural Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Awards at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Chief Human Resources Officer Carol Ross-Spang was one of the women leaders honored from companies on FORTUNE’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women.
Nominated by President and CEO Michael Ugwueke for being an outstanding woman leader at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare who has consistently played a critical role in helping shape Methodist’s culture as great place to work for every employee, Ross-Spang is one of 77 award recipients recognized by Great Place to Work for their contributions to their company’s business that fully lives its values in the service to its customers and employees.
“Carol has been instrumental in creating a culture that emphasizes the value of every Associate,” said Ugwueke. “Our Power of One culture is founded on the belief that one person, one team, one organization can make a difference.”
Methodist was founded 100 years ago as a mission driven organization. Ugwueke says Methodist is committed to honoring that mission as the integrated healthcare delivery system embarks on its next 100 years, and with Ross-Spang’s guidance, Methodist is well positioned to further develop and deepen the sense of purpose and commitment each Associate has, which in turn will provide patients with the best care and experience possible.
In announcing the honorees Great Place to Work CEO Michael C. Bush said “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies. The companies on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America on how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”
“The inaugural awards ceremony is part of Great Place to Work’s challenge to inspire every employer and company to become a great workplace for every one of its employees. We are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across workplaces, with our first milestone of closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” Bush said.
The complete list of honorees is available here: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/gptw4all-leadership-awards
About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
A century of innovations. A dedication to the future of medicine.
Celebrating its Centennial in 2018, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Memphis, Tennessee. 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 comprehensive health system that includes six hospitals, a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving residents in the greater Memphis area regardless of their ability to pay. With more than 14,000 associates and 1,650 licensed beds, MLH provides care for over 60,000 inpatient admissions annually. For seven consecutive years, Methodist has been named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report. For two years running, Methodist has earned a spot on the 2017 Great Place to Work and Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Also, for two years in a row Methodist was recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune for Best Workplaces for Diversity and Women. Visit us at methodisthealth.org.
About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM
The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.