UF Health Shands Recognized as Top Health Care Workplace

UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 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,” saidEd Jimenez, UF Health Shands CEO. “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.”

The 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.

“We are proud to be included on this list with so many outstanding organizations,” said Janet Christie, UF Health Shands Human Resources senior vice president. “Our hard-working staff is second to none and we strive to offer them the best benefits and resources possible and create a workplace that matches their talents.”

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., FACS, UF College of Medicine senior associate dean for clinical affairs and UF Health Shands chief medical officer.

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.

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