UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fifth year in a row, the only Alabama-based health care entity to be so honored. The list recognizes hospitals, health systems and organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.
UAB Medicine encompasses UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB School of Medicine, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and UAB Health System.
On its website, Becker’s Review cites UAB Medicine for offering employees 100 percent of tution at UAB at all levels of study as well as extending the same benefit to spouses and dependents enrolled in undergraduate programs. As one of the nationa’s top living-donor kidney transplant hospitals, UAB also offers its living-donor employees four weeks paid leave. Other benefits center around wellness and include discounted campus recreation memberships, tobacco cessation programs, and an on-site farm stand.
Becker’s says the organizations included on the Great Places to Work in Healthcare list encourage professional development among their employees and promote tomorrow’s leaders. Many members of this list have implemented employee recognition programs and mentorship and offer competitive benefits. The organizations coordinate employee and family outings as well as volunteering opportunities and provide community support.
The Becker’s Healthcare editorial team determined the organizations included on this year’s list. Organizations were able to submit nominations, and final decisions were made based on previous recognitions, awards, employee benefits, culture and workplace excellence. The editorial team also considered diversity, employee satisfaction and retention when developing the list.