March 07, 2017

UAB Medicine again named a great place to work in health care

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RS9858 UAB ACE unit 10UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fourth 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 paid parental leave of up to four weeks, on-site exercise classes and an on-site daily farm stand for fresh produce from March through November each year. The medical center also provides employees with financial assistance during crisis periods through the UAB Benevolent Fund Emergency Assistance Program.

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.