UF Health Shands Hospital makes list of best workplaces in health care

UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s 150 great places to work in health care by Becker’s Healthcare.

Each year, a list of the premier health care workplaces is developed through nominations and editorial research by Becker’s, which publishes business and legal information for top health care industry leaders.

“It is very fulfilling to have a prominent publication recognize the outstanding and dynamic work environment at UF Health Shands Hospital. This honor is one that can be shared by the thousands of dedicated employees who are committed to the highest quality of patient care as well as the accomplishments and well-being of their colleagues,” said Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands chief executive officer.

Becker’s Healthcare editorial team chose the top 150 organizations for 2016 from among those that submitted nominations, as well as others that received national, state or local recognition. The selection criteria included benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees.

The list features health care provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of health care-specific companies, including consulting firms, health information technology vendors and medical societies.

“Being recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the 150 great places to work is a testimonial to the efforts of our faculty, nurses, residents and other staff who make working at UF Health Shands Hospital a rich and rewarding experience,” said Timothy Flynn, M.D., chief medical officer of UF Health Shands.

The publications produced by Chicago-based Becker’s Healthcare include Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly report geared toward high-level leaders of hospitals and health systems, as well as other trade publications and reports.

With a combined 996 licensed beds, UF Health Shands Hospital’s Gainesville facilities include UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital. It also operates the health system’s two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. The Jacksonville campus includes UF Health Jacksonville, with 695 licensed beds.

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