Georgia hospital named among America’s greatest workplaces

Savannah’s Memorial Health is one of the best places to work in the nation

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Newsweek, a New York-based media organization that ranks businesses nationwide, recently released its “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023″ report. In partnership with data firm Plant-A Insights Group, Newsweek ranked the top 1,000 U.S. companies that employ a minimum of 1,000 workers. Among the 69 highest rated health care workplaces, Georgia’s own Memorial Health — located in Savannah — earned a maximum five stars.

The rankings report utilized data from a large employer survey featuring a sample set of over 61,000 respondents. The report also utilized a study of over 389,000 company reviews across all industry sectors.

The 1,000 companies featured within the rankings report were then ranked in one of three tiers, four stars, 4.5 stars or five stars.

“All participants evaluated the companies based on eight categories (company image, corporate culture, working environment, work-life balance, training and career progression, compensation & benefits, sustainability awareness and proactive management of the diverse workforce),” Newsweek reported.

“We screened all companies based on their press coverage of the past 24 months regarding keywords such as discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment etc. The media monitoring work was kindly supported by Critical Mention, an Onclusive company.”

Savannah’s Memorial Health earned the highest tier, a five-star rating.

“Since becoming part of HCA Healthcare in 2018, Memorial Health has continued to make a positive impact in the 35+ counties it serves across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina,” according to the hospital’s website. “In addition to Memorial Health University Medical Center, the Memorial Health network of care includes the Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia, GA, primary and specialty care doctors, business services and Consult-A-Nurse®️️, our 24-hour call center. We also have a major medical education program that trains residents in numerous specialties. Memorial Health aims to provide a culture of caring for both our patients and colleagues.”