For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers.
In the 2018 Forbes rankings of “America’s Best Employers,” UI Health Care was named the No. 7 employer in the health care industry and No. 48 in all industries.
“To be recognized as one of the best employers, not only in health care, but across all industries is very rewarding and reflects our efforts to create and maintain a positive and welcoming environment for our employees,” says Brooks Jackson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. Such an atmosphere allows all of us to best fulfill our tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care and service.”
To compile the rankings, Forbes worked with the research firm Statista to survey more than 30,000 workers from U.S companies with more than 5,000 employees.
The survey asked employees, on a scale of one to 10, how likely they were to recommend their organization to friends or family. Employees also were asked to recommend other companies outside of their own.
The result was a list of 500 companies from industries including retail, education, health care, and information technology.
“It is an honor to be included on this list, along with some of the nation’s most recognizable and respected companies and organizations,” says Ken Kates, associate vice president for UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics.