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OhioHealth Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America

By Wendy's Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

OhioHealth has been recognized as a top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the 13th annual employer survey conducted by the foundation to identify the top 100 employers in the country with the best adoption benefits. OhioHealth ranked 35.

“We’re excited to be recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for our adoption-related benefits,” said Johnni Beckel, senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our commitment to supporting associates who wish to expand their families through adoption is core to our organizational values. OhioHealth continues to improve our parental benefits along with investing in the overall well-being of our associates and their families.”

The 13th annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list includes a diverse group of organizations which are striving to make adoption a supported option for every working parent. The list compares financial reimbursement and paid leave offered to employees who adopt, based on a survey of organizations across the United States.

OhioHealth’s program allows for a lifetime maximum benefit of two adoptions. For each adoption, an associate can be reimbursed up to $13,460 in eligible expenses such as:

  • legal and court fees
  • adoption agency fees
  • foreign adoption fees
  • required medical exams for child and/or adopting parents
  • initial immunizations for the child
  • and expenses for kinship adoptions, i.e., adoption of a grandchild, sibling, niece, nephew or cousin.

“We are so pleased to see a growing number of employers recognize the importance of supporting families formed through adoption,” said Rita Soronen, President & CEO of the Foundation. “Congratulations to all the organizations on this year’s list, and thank you for sharing our belief that every child deserves a permanent home and loving family.” The complete Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list can be viewed here.

About The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the nearly 155,000 children waiting to be adopted in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. Learn more at

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 as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

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, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at