June 23, 2017 by John Fernandez and Tanya Racoobian
Baptist Health South Florida Honored for Workplace and Ethical Excellence
Baptist Health South Florida is once again the recipient of two prestigious awards that honor high standards of workplace culture.
For the 17th time, Baptist Health South Florida has been named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to the latest issue of Fortune magazine and global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. Baptist Health is one of only four companies in Florida and the only healthcare provider in the state named to this year’s list.
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers. Baptist Health again topped the list of employers with the most diversified staff in terms of minorities and ranked No. 97 overall.
“At Baptist Health, caring is what we do,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “We care for our employees and for our community. We know that when employees feel supported, they will in turn support each other and their patients. Our culture of compassion and caring helps us to attract the best and the brightest people to our team and also to maintain the highest standards of clinical and service excellence. ”
Employees at Baptist Health South Florida enjoy many work/life benefits, including on-site child care at various facilities, free online and on-site educational offerings, a retirement plan with matching contributions, Paid Time Off cash outs, a fund that provides interest-free loans to employees who need help for an unusual or unexpected financial crisis, and an award-winning employee wellness program that includes free on-site employee health clinics, fitness centers and classes, training clubs and a health management program.
World’s Most Ethical Companies
In addition, Baptist Health South Florida was named one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. It is the seventh consecutive year that Baptist Health has received this honor.
The Ethisphere Institute is an independent research center that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.
“Receiving this recognition again gives us great pride because it acknowledges our long-standing culture of integrity, always putting our patients first and doing the right thing,” Mr. Keeley said. “Starting at the top with our governing boards, our organization is committed to our mission and to adhering to the highest ethical standards in every aspect of what we do.”
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The full list of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at: http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/