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The Best Hospitals for Nurses to Work At
- Job satisfaction is everything! Nursing CE Central takes a closer look at the highest ranking hospitals in the United States when it comes to work environment.
- Best hospitals for nurses are evaluated on several factors such as safety, benefits to employees (healthcare options, retirement plans, and more), professional growth, and flexible scheduling.
Morgan Curry, BSN / RN
Intensive Care, Outpatient Surgery, Aesthetics, Education, and Nursing Leadership
Many nurses pride themselves on the institution for which they work for…and they should! Having a prestigious hospital on one’s resume really does help build up the street cred when applying for other jobs down the line. So, what are the best hospitals for nurses? And what does that even mean?
Allow me to enlighten you.
According to the latest U.S. News hospital rankings, prestigious medical facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins continue to top the best hospitals list. The popular ranking study evaluates a hospital’s performance in patient care, such as adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions. However, when it comes to workplace conditions and benefits for employees, those rankings are muddled quite a bit!
Why work at a well-known hospital if there is a poor working environment, terrible benefits, and no interprofessional collaboration to increase positive outcomes and care to patients?
When nurses are cared for with fair pay and good benefits, while working in a safe environment that promotes top–notch medical care, they have more pride and will strive to provide the best nursing care to their patients.
What does it mean to work in the best hospital for nurses?
What is Factored into the Rankings
- Employee satisfaction
- Hospital expertise
- Benefits to employees (health, retirement, & more)
- Professional growth
- Flexible scheduling
Hospital Careers, a popular job search and staffing company released their 2021 top picks of best hospitals to work for. Their rankings are based on expertise, benefits, and work environments provided to employees. The study evaluated employee satisfaction, safety evaluations, and hospital credentials and certifications. These were their top-rated institutions:
Indeed, another popular job search and staffing company, did a similar study of the best hospitals to work for in 2019. Their findings were based on employer ratings and reviews posted to Indeed.com. Their top 25 best hospitals for nurses and healthcare workers were as follows:
The three hospitals that made it into the top 15 list from both studies include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY, and NYU Langone Health, in New York, NY.
Moral of the Story
When nurses are cared for with fair pay and good benefits, while working in a safe environment that promotes top–notch medical care, they have more pride and will strive to provide the best nursing care to their patients. Job satisfaction is everything.
It is helpful that many hospitals within the United States truly value their nursing staff. They know that even the best doctors, surgeons, researchers, and specialists in the country would be nothing without their nursing care. Hospitals that value their nursing staff are more than willing to provide their employees with a plethora of benefits, support teams, and exceptional work environments to welcome their staff and make them feel valued.
As nationally-recognized nursing leader Donna Wilk Cardillo says, “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” They should be treated as such.
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