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OhioHealth makes FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 12th consecutive year

OhioHealth announced today it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 12th consecutive year by FORTUNE Magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work®. The list, now in its 21st year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. 

The 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. Click here to find out more details about exactly why OhioHealth was recognized.

“We are so proud of this honor,” said Johnni Beckel, senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer for OhioHealth, “because it is based mainly on what our own associates think about OhioHealth and the culture we have created together. They are the ones filling out the surveys and saying we are a Best Place to Work and that is incredibly satisfying.”

“Being a Best Company is really about how you shape your culture every day,” said Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. “That means appreciating each other, listening to each other, celebrating what we’re doing right while improving what we could be doing better. Working together to provide the best experience for our patients, our associates are what make us an award-winning team and the reason for our success.”

About The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®

In order to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For® each year, FORTUNE partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 315,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.Earning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit©. 

The Trust Index©

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity.

The Culture Audit©

The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices. Some of the unique programs that set OhioHealth apart and reflect what’s best about our culture include:

Leadership Development

We’ve built our leadership development programs around the specific needs of all leaders — no matter what they do and at what level. Coaching in various forms is a key component to all of our development programs, with the goal of helping leaders be more effective whether their plan is to stay in their current role, doing what they love to do, or move upward. This focused approach to training is giving frontline managers, for example, the confidence they need to engage associates to achieve sustainable results.

Celebrating Associates

Celebrating, thanking and recognizing OhioHealth associates for their commitment and dedication to our patients and their families and to each other are all a big part of our culture. We celebrate formally and informally with planned and spontaneous events — from our annual Prism Awards, Shopping Trip and Associate Celebrations to our new Inspire online social recognition platform.

Encouraging Wellness

Our wellness programs support all dimensions of well-being — physical, emotional, spiritual, professional and financial. From 100 percent fitness center reimbursement to up to $500 annually in wellness incentives through the OhioHealthy Move + Improve program, powered by Virgin Pulse, OhioHealth associates are taking advantage of programs designed to help them get fit and stay healthy — motivated, in many cases, by what they learn about their personal health through free biometric health screenings.

Listening and Lean-Thinking

In our more than 100 years as a growing and evolving health system, transforming to a value-based care model is our largest endeavor yet — one that requires everyone being open to new things and working together. Because those closest to the work will be the ones who make transformation happen, leaders are leveraging the skills of humble inquiry and using Gemba Walks to listen to associates’ feedback and ideas, inspiring and empowering them as innovative and lean-thinking problem solvers.

“Congratulations to the 2018 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work for all, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 12 years in a row, 2007-2018.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

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