Northwell Health has been named to Fortune’s 2020 Best Workplaces in Healthcare & Biopharma ranking for the second time in three years.
New York State’s largest health system ranks No. 9 in a newly-released nationwide survey of employees in these industries, the highest-rated in the New York Metro area.
Throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Northwell and other health care and biopharmaceutical companies honored by Fortune have been treating COVID-19 patients, advising the public while pursuing effective medicines and a potential vaccine.
The physical and mental well-being of its own front line employees has been a central focus, especially since the pandemic turned New York hospitals into hot spots.
“This recognition by Fortune is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our team members, as underscored during the COVID-19 pandemic by everyone from environmental service workers to nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, researchers and countless others who have gone above and beyond to care for our patients,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. “I have never been more proud to work alongside my 72,000 colleagues, who work tirelessly to fulfill our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.”
Northwell’s national ranking is based on a strong sense of mission and camaraderie among its 72,000 employees. The rankings were compiled by Great Place to Work using feedback from more than 800,000 employees at companies across the United States who anonymously answered 60 questions on topics, ranging from trust and leadership to whether they were proud of the place they worked at or liked their co-workers. The health system was No. 13 on the 2018 list.
The honor comes just months after Fortune named Northwell to its “100 Best Companies to Work For,” the only health care provider in New York State to be recognized. New York’s largest health system and private employer ranked 93rd on this prestigious annual list of the country’s best places to work, earning recognition by Fortune for the first time.
“To be acknowledged on the Fortune 100 list and also to be recognized alongside our peers as one of the nation’s top health care organizations is a testament to the compassion all of our team members experience and trust our team members have in Northwell Health,” said Joe Moscola, Northwell’s chief people officer.