Great Place to Work and Fortune Name Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta One of the 'Best Workplaces in Health Care'

ATLANTA (April 12, 2017)  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is proud to announce it has been named one of the country’s "Best Workplaces in Health Care" by Great Place to Work and Fortune. Children’s ranked no. 19 on the list, which is based on surveys from nearly 88,000 employees across the industry.

“Children’s is united in our Mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow, and that shared passion is reflected in the positive experience of our employees,” said Donna Hyland, CEO at Children's. “They deserve top-notch resources and support to be successful, and we gladly invest in such to help them excel throughout their career and make their life easier.”

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 healthcare 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% 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.”

"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.           

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers and neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community.

About "Best Workplaces in Health Care"

Published by Great Place to Work and Fortune, "Best Workplaces in Health Care" rankings are based on feedback from more than 87,770 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in healthcare, 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% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% 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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