U-M Health System named among America’s best employers by Forbes

April 10, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

The University of Michigan Health System has been named the 26th best employer in the country, out of 500 companies ranked by Forbes on its new America’s Best Employers List for 2015.

More than 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people were surveyed for the America’s Best Employers List. In the survey, respondents were asked if they would recommend their employer — or other industry competitors — to a potential new hire.

“The U-M Health System is honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” says Joseph E. Fournier, chief human resources officer at UMHS. “The Forbes survey highlights the deep commitment our employees have to our health system and to our pursuit of excellence in medical education, patient care and research.”

The Forbes survey was conducted by Statista.com. According to their materials about the ranking, the survey used proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of employees’ opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation. The list of best employers for 2015 includes 24 hospitals and health systems.

The University of Michigan Health System is among the nation’s most well-funded and well-respected academic medical centers. For more than a century, UMHS has been advancing medical technology, research and practice; all with a focus on providing the highest quality care.

The UMHS workforce includes more than 25,000 individuals, including the staff of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, the faculty and staff of the U-M Medical School and its U-M Physicians Faculty Group Practice, and staff of shared administrative departments. Together they make up a large portion of the overall U-M workforce. Most UMHS faculty and staff work at the main and east medical campuses in Ann Arbor, but others work at U-M health centers and in home care services across southeast Michigan.