Six North Texas Hospitals Make Becker’s “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”

Becker’s Hospital Review has named its “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2013. This year’s winners were chosen for their benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities, and work environments. 

Below are the six hospitals from North Texas that made Becker’s  list, and the reasons they were chosen as stated on the website.

Baylor Health Care System (Dallas) 
Type of facility: Hospital/health system
What makes it a great place to work: Baylor Health Care includes more than 21,000 employees across more than 300 sites of care, including 30 hospitals. In addition to comprehensive health benefits, a 401(k) plan and life insurance, full-time Baylor employees have the opportunity to earn $5,250 toward tuition reimbursement. Named one of the healthiest employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal in 2012, Baylor also offers employees the chance to earn $300 each year through its wellness program, which offers fitness center discounts and complimentary health coaching.

 

Central Park ENT & Surgery Center (Arlington, Texas)
Type of facility: Ambulatory surgery center
What makes it a Great Place to Work: Central Park ENT & Surgery Center is employee-focused when it comes to health and financial benefit packages. The center pays 100 percent of its employees’ medical and vision insurance policies. Central Park ENT also contributes to employee health savings accounts and provides an on-site gym, dubbed “The Sweat Box,” for employees to use free of charge. To promote employee development, the center provides certification training in basic life support, pediatric advanced life support and other courses, and it regularly sends individuals to various healthcare seminars and conferences. Central Park employees and management believe hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive. The center reinforces this through team spirit days, a Halloween costume contest and plenty of holiday, birthday and potluck events.

 

Children’s Medical Center (Dallas)
Type of facility: Hospital/health system
What makes it a Great Place to Work: Children’s Medical Center is the fifth largest pediatric provider in the nation and is licensed for 559 beds on its two campuses in Dallas and Plano, Texas. Along with basic health benefits, Children’s employees receive a discount on inpatient and outpatient services when their children receive care at the hospital. Employees also receive discounts at area daycare centers. Additionally, Children’s pays for its employees to get to work: the hospital heavily subsidizes annual passes for buses and trains on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system. The hospital promotes continuing education for its employees by reimbursing up to $3,000 of undergraduate or graduate tuition per employee each year. In 2012, Children’s Medical Center was named one the top 100 places to work in Dallas/Ft. Worth by The Dallas Morning News and was recognized as a 2012 National Top Workplace. To choose the National Top Workplaces, 30 major regional newspapers selected the best workplaces in their region, and those organizations were then evaluated for the award.

 

Methodist Health System (Dallas)
Type of facility: Hospital/health system
What makes it a Great Place to Work: Methodist Health System has earned widespread recognition for its workplace. The Dallas Business Journal named Methodist among its “Best Places to Work” for nine consecutive years. Last year, the American Heart Association awarded it platinum distinction as a Fit Friendly Company, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center called numerous Methodist hospitals “Pathways to Excellence” for their positive work environments to advance the nursing profession. The system’s faith-based mission resonates with the staff, 550 of whom donated a portion of every paycheck to contribute $230,000 to capital improvement projects, emergency need funds for employees, and other hospital funds and endowments. Employee benefit packages include $500 deductibles and 100 percent coverage at Methodist’s primary network facilities, a 403(b) matching program and tuition reimbursement.

 

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall (Texas)
Type of facility: Hospital/health system
What makes it a Great Place to Work: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is a 50-bed joint venture owned by Arlington-based Texas Health Resources and physicians. A hallmark of the hospital’s culture is its open communication, achieved through departmental or committee discussions, town hall meetings and an employee newsletter. In addition, the hospital president writes a “Week in Review” column to keep employees informed about the hospital and community. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is also dedicated to employee wellness and offers a variety of activities to maintain staff health. Under its Employee Wellness Program, employees who participate in health-related activities can earn points they can later redeem for complimentary items.

 

Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale (Texas)
Type of facility: Hospital/health system
What makes it a Great Place to Work: Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale is a 70-bed acute-care, physician-owned hospital with more than 470 employees and nearly 300 physicians on staff. TRMC-Sunnyvale offers professional development opportunities, including some professional-specific certifications, and is committed to hiring from within to advance employees’ careers. The hospital was voted a Best Place to Work in 2012 by readers of Mesquite News, published by Star Community Newspapers.

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