DALLAS, Texas — HealthFirst TPA in Tyler was ranked 43 on Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the first year HealthFirst appeared on the list and rankings were announced last Friday at a banquet in Dallas.
"We are extremely honored to make this year's list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare," said HealthFirst COO Cindy Klein. "To learn that HealthFirst placed 43rd in a group of 75 healthcare industry employers across the nation is a testament to our efforts to create a culture where everyone feels valued and empowered, ready to make a difference for every client."
HealthFirst is among 12 Ardent Health Services hospitals, clinics and other entities ranked among the top in the country. This is the 12th consecutive year an Ardent hospital has been listed.
Modern Healthcare's rankings are based on interviews with leadership and physicians, and a confidential employee survey that assesses satisfaction, work-life balance, communication, policies and practices, work environment and culture.
"Providing excellent patient care and service is driven by highly engaged employees," notes Ardent President and CEO David T. Vandewater. "Creating a supportive work environment is critical to the success of our company, and having so many Ardent facilities named to the ‘Best Place to Work in Healthcare' affirms that our employees are focused on our purpose of caring for others: our patients, their families and one another."
The top Ardent performer, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital (OK), ranked #6 among Best Places to Work in Healthcare in only their second year on the list. Hillcrest Hospital Cushing (OK), #8 in the overall rankings, also won a special "Millennials Award" for creating a culture of community that attracts and retains the increasingly important Millennial workforce. Cushing has blended fun-themed town halls and a service-oriented community garden that fosters interaction, recognition, involvement and purpose.
The Ardent organizations ranked among the top in the nation for strong workplace cultures and high employee satisfaction for 2019 are:
- Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma ranked #6. This is Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital's second year on the list.
- Hillcrest Hospital Cushing in Cushing, Oklahoma ranked #8, and #1 among Millennials. This is Cushing's second year on the list.
- Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, Oklahoma ranked #11. This is Bailey Medical Center's eighth year on the list.
- Physicians Surgical Hospitals, L.L.C. in Amarillo, Texas ranked #14. This is Physicians Surgical Hospitals' seventh year on the list.
- Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico ranked #25. This is Lovelace Medical Center's fourth year on the list.
- Lovelace Women's Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico ranked #28. Lovelace Women's Hospital has been recognized ten of the twelve years since Modern Healthcare established the list.
- Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico ranked #40. This is Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital's second year on the list.
- HealthFirst TPA in Tyler, Texas ranked #43. This is HealthFirst's first year on the list.
- Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma ranked #53. This is Oklahoma Heart Institute's first year on the list.
- Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in Harker Heights, Texas ranked #64. This is Seton Harker Heights second year on the list.
- Hillcrest Hospital Pryor in Pryor, Oklahoma ranked #65. This is Pryor's first year on the list.
- Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta in Henryetta, Oklahoma ranked #66. This is Henryetta's first year on the list.
About Ardent Health Services
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, focusing on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent's subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 25,000 employees, including 1,150 employed providers. Twelve Ardent-affiliated organizations – including one-third of the company's hospitals – have been recognized by Modern Healthcare among the "Best Places to Work" in 2019, marking the 12th consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list. Ardent facilities also exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 80 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 71 percent of all ranked hospitals.
About UT Health East Texas
UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region's only Level 1 trauma facility.
As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.