Providence St. Joseph Health has been named to Forbes’ first Best Employers for Women list. The health system ranked No. 8 out of the top 300 companies and No. 5 out of all listed health care organizations.
“On behalf of our 119,000 caregivers, we are proud to be named as a Best Employer for Women,” says Rod Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health. “As the oldest continually operating women-founded organization in the world, we are committed to a workplace that values dignity, respect, and diversity, allowing everyone–men and women–to reach their full potential. I am certain that our founders, the pioneering religious women who 150 years ago provided health services to the American West, are joining us in celebrating this incredible honor.”
The rankings are based on an independent survey from a sample of 40,000 employees, including more than 25,000 women, working for companies with 1,000 or more employees. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on various factors including: working conditions, diversity, parental leave, family support, career and pay equity, and diversity among top executives and board members.