Baptist Health South Florida Recognized for Workplace and Ethical Excellence

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March 10, 2016


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Baptist Health South Florida has received two prestigious awards that reflect the high standards of its workplace culture.

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®. Receiving a ranking of 25th overall, Baptist Health has been named 16 times to the list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Baptist Health is the highest ranking non-profit organization on the list, as well as the top healthcare provider. Once again, Baptist Health topped the list of employers with the most diversified staff in terms of minorities. Baptist Health was also named to Fortune’s list of “10 Best Companies for Women,” coming in at number 10.

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 cashouts, 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 clinics, free fitness centers, nationally recognized classes, a cutting-edge health management program, training clubs and fitness classes.

“The defining characteristic of Baptist Health is our people: the caring and compassionate employees and caregivers who touch the lives of all those who enter through our doors,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “As the most preferred employer in South Florida, we continually strive to provide an environment that attracts the best and the brightest–and people who embrace our culture of always putting our patients first. With this commitment to clinical and service excellence, we continue to maintain and enhance our reputation as the #1 healthcare provider in South Florida.”

Additionally, Baptist Health South Florida was named as one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. It marks the sixth straight 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 align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.

“We try to do the right thing and we try to do things right—all of the time,” said Mr. Keeley. “At Baptist Health, we’re proud to be an international leader in developing a corporate structure and strong programs that support transparency and create a measurable ethical environment. Our mission statement is rooted in our commitment to integrity and moral practices, and our values define the way we treat our patients and employees and carry out business.”

To see the complete 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list: http://fortune.com/best-companies/
The full list of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at: http://worldsmostethicalcompanies.ethisphere.com/honorees/

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