The Top Places to Work in Healthcare

The Top Places to Work in Healthcare, Locum Assignments | Staff Care

Considering your next locum tenens assignment? There are a vast number of locum jobs available, including many at hospitals and facilities that have been recognized as the best healthcare employers across the country.

Becker’s Healthcare recently published their list of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare| 2018, including nearly 100 of the best hospitals, health systems and medical practices. Additional selections included healthcare service suppliers, management consulting companies and staffing companies, including Staff Care/AMN Healthcare.

The best hospitals, health systems and practices were chosen for promoting diversity, professional growth and employee engagement. Many of these organizations aim to ensure the professionals caring for their patients strike a healthy work–life balance. Their positive workplace cultures not only improve job satisfaction for permanent and temporary staff, but they enable physicians, nurse practitioners and other clinicians to perform at their best.

FIND locum tenens jobs at top healthcare facilities across the U.S.

Creating a positive workplace that engages providers 

“Being named as one of Becker’s Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare is a big stepping stone on Beaumont Health’s path to becoming a workplace of choice—but we’re not resting quite yet,” said Aaron Gillingham, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Beaumont Health in Southfield, Michigan.

“As Michigan’s largest health system and one of its largest employers, we’re focused on the creation of one employee experience with a strong culture and high level of employee engagement at the forefront of our efforts,” Gillingham added.

Beaumont has eight hospitals, nearly 5,000 physicians on staff and more than 38,000 employees. It strives to promote a positive work environment.

Making a difference in patient outcomes

Along with satisfying healthcare providers, a positive work environment can also make a difference in patient care outcomes.

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues reported on an international study in 2011 that found poor work environments were associated with negative quality of care. That same year, Alison M. Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and colleagues reported higher rates of pneumonia deaths and pulmonary embolisms or deep vein thrombosis in units with poor work environments.

In Florida, more than 3,000 physicians practice at Orlando Health and 23,000 people work at the top health system with nine hospitals and the area’s only Level One trauma center.

“Orlando Health provides a positive and nurturing environment for team members in a mission-driven atmosphere,” said Desmond Jordan, media relations manager at Orlando Health. “The organization promotes a culture of caring, compassion and excellence, and team members take great pride in the organization’s close to 100-year history and its contributions in the community.”

In 2017, The Advisory Board recognized Orlando Health with the Workplace of the Year award, and The Leapfrog Group recently awarded straight A Hospital Safety Grades to all six of Orlando Health’s adult, acute-care facilities.

Another award-winning best place to work in healthcare in Florida, BayCare Health System in Clearwater, connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Its mission is to improve the health of all people served through community-owned, healthcare services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

“BayCare’s top priority is delivering clinical excellence for our communities, and we can only do that when team members and physicians work together as one extraordinary team,” said Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of BayCare.

In addition to being chosen as a top health system on Becker’s Top Places to Work in Healthcare list, BayCare was named one of the best companies to work for in the country by Fortune earlier this year.

Encouraging shared commitment and compassionate care 

Several specialty hospitals were named among the best places to work in healthcare including the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York. Founded in 1863, the hospital has become a leader in the field of musculoskeletal care. Surgeons perform more than 30,000 procedures annually at HHS. It operates a library open to employees and patients.

“Each and every member of the HSS family strives to deliver compassionate care to everyone who walks through our doors, whether they are caring for patients on the front lines or supporting from behind the scenes,” said Bruce Slawitsky, senior vice president of human resources and service excellence at HSS.

“We have worked hard to develop a culture at HSS based on our shared commitment to our values of excellence, passion, integrity, creativity and teamwork,” he continued. “These values and the culture they help produce are the not-so-secret ingredients of our success.”

Finding your ideal workplace

Check out the top health systems, hospitals and practices on Becker’s 2018 list of the Top Places to Work in Healthcare, then talk to a Staff Care recruiter about locum tenens opportunities at these and other top-ranking facilities. Whether you’re looking for part-time assignments close to home, a locum tenens travel position, or a temp-to-perm situation, our placement professionals can connect you with the right career opportunity.

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