MARIETTA, Ga., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, WellStar Health System was named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, which recognizes companies across the country that have exceptional workplace cultures. The prestigious award is a reflection of WellStar's commitment to taking care of its team members, who are dedicated to taking care of others.
"At WellStar, we are proud of our Employer of Choice strategy, which is centered upon creating a culture of trust throughout our System," said David Anderson, WellStar executive vice president of Human Resources, Organizational Learning and chief compliance officer. "Our culture is built upon a foundation of transparency, integrity and confidence among our team members. It not only ensures we can recruit and retain top talent, but also is a critical component of achieving our vision to deliver world-class healthcare."
In addition to making FORTUNE's list three years in a row, WellStar earned Top 10 honors on Working Mother's 100 Best Companies list for the past six years and Top 100 for eight years. WellStar also has received accolades and honors from the Companies That Care Honor Roll, National Association of Female Executives Top Companies for Executive Women, World at Work Work-Life Seal of Distinction and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces Top 100.
"Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture."
WellStar was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.
To see the complete 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, visit www.fortune.com.
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®" list 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 industry lists.
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About WellStar Health System
WellStar Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia and serves a population of more than 1.4 million residents in five counties. The vision of WellStar is to deliver world-class healthcare. A national leader in the transformation of healthcare delivery, WellStar launched the Center for Health Transformation and has partnered with the Georgia Tech Research Institute leading to far-reaching effects on healthcare both locally and nationally. WellStar is regularly listed as a top employer nationally—most recently on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. WellStar includes WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital) and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; WellStar Medical Group; Urgent Care Centers; Health Parks; Pediatric Center; Health Place; Homecare; Hospice; Atherton Place; Paulding Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and the WellStar Foundation. For more information, call 770-956-STAR or visit wellstar.org.
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