Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Ranked Among Top 100 Employers for Seventh Year in a Row by FORTUNE Magazine


ATLANTA (January 19, 2012) – 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 seventh consecutive time the not-for-profit pediatric healthcare system has been named to the list. Landing at No. 49, Children’s is the only hospital in Georgia to appear on the list, and one of only four companies headquartered in Georgia (joined by Aflac, Alston & Bird and InterContinental Hotels Group.) When broken down by size, Children’s placed 19th in the midsized company sub-category, and earned special recognition for being a top company for women and minorities. Additionally, Children’s placed 25th and 41st in sub-categories recognizing top pay for hourly and salaried employees, respectively.

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 healthcare, child care and work-life success.

“At Children’s, our first priority is to provide the best possible medical care to children. Providing both personal and professional growth opportunities to all of our employees ensures they are inspired to continue to provide that top-notch care,” said Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “We believe that the best way to help an organization reach its potential is by helping employees reach theirs. By doing this, we get even closer to our vision to transform pediatric healthcare and be the leading voice for the health of Georgia's children.”

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 an internal wellness program called Strong4Life through which employees collectively have lost more than 45,000 pounds and walked more than three billion steps 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. The employee wellness program demonstrates Children’s commitment to wellness by involving employees in supporting the organization’s statewide childhood obesity campaign. If you are interested in applying at Children's, search our available job opportunities.

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; 280 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 246,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. 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 is based on 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, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For information on how to apply, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.





For more information:
Brant Rawls
Senior Public Relations Coordinator 
404-785-7577 

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 domestic circulation of over 845,000 and a global readership of nearly 5 million, which include major franchises such as 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 United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, South Korea, Indonesia, India and Greece. CNNMoney.com, which draws more than 14.6 million readers a month, is the online home of FORTUNE.com.


Tags: General News, Human Resources
Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012