December 9, 2023

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The 86 ‘Best Employers for Women’ in health care, according to Forbes

Forbes on Tuesday released its list of “America’s Best Employers for Women” in 2022, highlighting the top health care companies that “support women inside and outside their workforces.”

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About the list

For the rankings, Forbes worked with market research firm Statista to cull data from a survey of 50,000 U.S. employees—including 30,000 women and 20,000 men—working for businesses with at least 1,000 workers. All survey responses remained anonymous to encourage respondents to freely share their opinions.

Respondents were asked to rate their organizations on several criteria, including working conditions, diversity, and how likely they would be to recommend their employer.

Then, female survey respondents were asked to rate their employers on several additional criteria, including parental leave, discrimination, and pay equity. Female respondents were also asked to nominate organizations from other industries.

Forbes also factored female representation at the executive and board levels into each organization’s final score.

The final list features 400 companies across 24 industries. The lists include health care employers across several categories, including “drugs and biotechnology,” “health care and social,” “health care equipment and services,” and “insurance.”

This year, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) claimed the number one spot on Forbes‘ “Best Employers for Women” list.

According to Forbes, TGH has “a strong track record of promoting women into senior management and providing benefits its female team members desired.”

The health system offers flexible work options, scholarships for continued education, employee emergency fund for workers in crisis, up to $600 in back-to-school supplies grants per employee, and free classes on education and leader development.

Notably, half of TGH’s C-suite executives and 70% of its SVPs are women—nearly double the average in other health care systems, according to a recent report from McKinsey and Lean In.

The best health care employers for women

Thirty-five organizations—including 24 Advisory Board members—made the list of the best “health care and social” employers for women, including:

1. Tampa General Hospital* (Tampa, FL)

10. MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)

14. Help At Home (Chicago, IL)

20. UCLA Health* (Los Angeles, CA)

21. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center* (Dallas, TX)

31. University of Utah Health Care* (Salt Lake City, UT)

33. Scripps Health* (San Diego, CA)

37. Cincinnati Children’s (Cincinnati, OH)

41. University of Rochester Medical Center* (Rochester, NY)

42. AHRC New York City (New York, NY)

45. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute* (Boston, MA)

54. CHRISTUS Health (Irving, TX)

56. Baptist Health Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

66. Duke University Health System* (Durham, NC)

67. HealthPartners (Bloomington, MN)

85. American National Red Cross (Washington, DC)

89. Penn Medicine* (Philadelphia, PA)

91. Sutter Health* (Sacramento, CA)

92. Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora, CO)

94. OhioHealth* (Columbus, OH)

96. Franciscan Health* (Mishawaka, IN)

99. The University of Kansas Health System* (Kansas City, KS)

104. University of Mississippi Medical Center* (Jackson, MS)

106. UF Health* (Jacksonville, FL)

115. MaineHealth* (Portland, ME)

116. Inova Health System* (Falls Church, VA)

121. NYU Langone Health (New York, NY)

125. Saint Luke’s Health System Kansas City* (Kansas City, MO)

128. Kaiser Permanente* (Oakland, CA)

132. UCHealth* (Aurora, CO)

140. Health First* (Rockledge, FL)

142. Baylor Scott & White Health* (Dallas, TX)

158. Nationwide Children’s Hospital* (Columbus, OH)

163. Ronald McDonald House Charities (Chicago, IL)

164. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia* (Philadelphia, PA)

*Denotes an Advisory Board member

In addition, 13 health care equipment and service companies made the list, including 8 Advisory Board members.

24. McKesson (Irving, TX)

28. Medline Industries* (Northfield, IL)

95. Teladoc Health* (Purchase, NY)

178. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions* (Chicago, IL)

255. IDEXX Laboratories (Westbrook, ME)

270. Stryker* (Kalamazoo, MI)

286. Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes, NJ)

301. Baxter International (Deerfield, IL)

366. Abbott Laboratories* (Chicago, IL)

372. Quest Diagnostics* (Secaucus, NJ)

373. Philips* (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

375. Cardinal Health* (Dublin, OH)

391. CareCentrix (Tampa, FL)

*Denotes an Advisory Board member

Twenty companies in the drugs and biotechnology industry also made the list, including 11 Advisory Board members.

7. AstraZeneca* (Cambridge, UK)

35. Novo Nordisk* (Bagsværd, Denmark)

64. Sanofi* (Paris, France)

68. Pfizer* (New York, NY)

93. Merck & Co.* (Kenilworth, NJ)

122. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, NY)

135. Bayer* (Leverkusen, Germany)

144. Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA)

171. Bristol Myers Squibb* (New York, NY)

173. Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)

181. Lilly (Indianapolis, IN)

199. Johnson & Johnson* (New Brunswick, NJ)

209. AbbVie* (North Chicago, IL)

214. GlaxoSmithKline (Middlesex, UK)

236. ARUP Laboratories (Salt Lake City, UT)

242. Boehringer Ingelheim* (Ridgefield, CT)

243. Grifols (Barcelona, Spain)

256. Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA)

264. Novartis* (Basel, Switzerland)

371. Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA)

*Denotes an Advisory Board member

Forbes also recognized 18 health insurance companies, including 5 Advisory Board members.

12. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (Chattanooga, TN)

29. Guardian Life Ins. Of America (New York, NY)

34. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

50. Mutual of Omaha (Omaha, NE)

57. New York Life (New York, NY)

107. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Little Rock, AK)

130. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (Omaha, NE)

161. Humana* (Louisville, KY)

166. Tufts Health Plan (Watertown, MA)

210. Florida Blue* (Jacksonville, FL)

223. The Hartford (Hartford, CT)

233. Health Care Service Corporation (Chicago, IL)

246. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina* (Durham, NC)

268. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)

276. Delta Dental of California and Affiliates (San Francisco, CA)

306. Highmark Health* (Pittsburgh, PA)

352. UnitedHealth Group* (Minnetonka, MN)

356. Assurant (New York, NY)

Advisory Board is a subsidiary of Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group. All Advisory Board research, expert perspectives, and recommendations remain independent.

*Denotes an Advisory Board member

(Ennis, Forbes, 7/26 [1]; Ennis, Forbes, 7/26 [2])