Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Miami Children’s Health System One of the Best Workplaces in Health Care


4/13/2017
Miami Children’s Health System has been named to one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care by Great Place to Work and Fortune in its 2017 listing. The award is bestowed to organizations that go above and beyond to ensure the well-being of patients as well as the employees committed to their care. 
Miami Children’s Health System ranks #4 on the 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.

“We are delighted to be once again recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune for our dedication to the overall well-being of our employees. MCHS recognizes the value in programs that support our employees in their efforts to provide the best possible care to children and their families,” said Michael Kushner,” Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer.
 

Miami Children’s Health System values employee health, wellness, professional development and work-life balance by offering programs that support personal and professional goals. The health system has a longstanding commitment to attract, build and retain the best talent. MCHS is also invested in employee development, offering a large variety of education, mentoring and training options. The organization makes it a point to recognize and reward it’s employees through various recognition programs and bonus opportunities. Work-life balance is supported through an on-site child care center and preschool at the main hospital campus, dry cleaning services that pick up and deliver to various locations, car wash services, discounts on entertainment and much more.
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. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.
 
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.
About Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region's pediatric population. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.