Children's Ranked Among Top 100 Employers for Sixth Year in a Row by FORTUNE Magazine

Largest Pediatric Health Care System Continues to Drive Growth and Opportunities with a Mission to Care for Children Across the Southeast


ATLANTA (January 20, 2011) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s elite list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America. It is the sixth consecutive time the not-for-profit pediatric health care system has been named to the list. Landing at No. 60, Children’s is the only hospital in Georgia to appear on the list, and one of only three companies headquartered in Georgia. When broken down by size, Children’s placed 18th in the midsized company sub-category, and earned special recognition for being a top company for women, placing fourth in a sub-category for female employees. Additionally, Children’s placed in a sub-category recognizing diversity.

Children’s operates three hospital campuses, including Children’s at Egleston, Children’s at Hughes Spalding and Children’s at Scottish Rite, as well as 17 neighborhood locations. Children’s puts a primary focus on employees, so it makes sense that the organization was ranked on a list that highlights specialty areas such as health care, child care and work-life balance.

“Parents trust us to provide the best pediatric care possible and to help their children maintain good health and wellness. Our commitment to making employees a top priority strengthens their dedication to Children’s and empowers them to continue to provide great care,” said Linda Matzigkeit, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Human Resources at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “Children’s works hard to remain a leader in offering all of its employees, from nurses to executives, a work environment in a growth industry that is challenging and mission-driven.”

Children’s constantly works to understand and deliver on its workforce's diverse needs, enabling employees to be successful and continue to serve the not-for-profit organization. In addition to traditional benefits, Children’s offers many unique programs, including a wellness program called Strong4Life through which employees collectively have lost more than 30,000 pounds since the program’s launch in June 2008. Since 2009, Children’s began giving every employee who obtained a Strong4Life Health Assessment a discount on health care premiums. And, the employee wellness program demonstrates Children’s commitment to wellness, supporting the organization’s 2011 statewide childhood obesity campaign.

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.





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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 850,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world.



About FORTUNE

FORTUNE magazine is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live events, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women and the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE publishes English-language editions in Europe and Asia, and local-language editions in China and South Korea. FORTUNE magazine’s online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination website.


Tags: General News
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011