MIAMI – Miami Children’s Health System is proud to announce its place among exceptional organizations on People’s first annual "50 Companies That Care" list, jointly chosen by People and Great Place to Work. The outstanding companies were recognized for going above and beyond to create a caring environment for employees, and for supporting them throughout their professional and personal lives.
Miami Children’s Health System came in number 49 on the list, which was based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by U.S. businesses across a range of industries. The 2017 "50 Companies That Care" were also selected based on the generosity of their benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the incredible impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.
"Years ago, we recognized the importance of providing excellent benefits and services to support our employees, who continuously go above and beyond for the children of our community," said Michael Kushner, Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer. "We continuously seek ways to enhance the employment experience and the well-being of our employees so that we can continue to offer the best to those who give so much to children and families in our care."
Miami Children’s Health System’s commitment to co-workers goes beyond generous benefits packages. As with all companies on the list, anonymous surveys of employees confirm that they experience a truly caring environment, plus a high level of trust in their leaders, a healthy company culture and ample camaraderie among their colleagues.
"What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees’ stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most," said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work.
The Companies That Care is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and its partner publications based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. 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 Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of 10 nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.
About People’s “50 Companies That Care”
People’s Companies That Care list highlights the top 50 US companies with 1,000 or more employees that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.
To identify the "50 Companies That Care," People partnered with Great Place to Work® to produce the list using the research firm’s extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. The list is based on nearly 370,000 employees’ responses to survey questions asking them to rate how their companies treat them on a day-today basis. The list also takes into account employees’ personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities – and the generosity of their organizations’ benefits, financial donations, and volunteerism. For more information, go to GreatPlaceToWork.com/People.
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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.
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About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.