Forbes names UW Medicine among state's best workplaces

A recent Forbes survey lists UW Medicine as the top healthcare system employer, and third overall best workplace, in Washington state

In its 2022 list of “America’s Best Employers By State,” Forbes has ranked UW Medicine as the top healthcare system and third overall best workplace in Washington state. This year’s rankings are based on a survey of 70,000 employees nationally and include 1,382 employers that received the most recommendations. In addition to questions about fair pay, safe working conditions and an inclusive culture, the survey also covered the wage gap for women and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Despite the many stresses on employees in healthcare today, from the toll of the pandemic to staffing and capacity challenges, our high rankings in the Forbes survey reflect our focus on our people and our role within the community,” says Tim Dellit, interim CEO of UW Medicine. “I believe they show the continuing commitment to UW Medicine’s mission as a source of purpose and workplace satisfaction. At the same time, we recognize that we need to continue to build upon our efforts to improve our learning and work environments to support the well-being of our employees, and we are committed to listening to our employees to make sure that we can continue to attract and retain the top talent that makes UW Medicine special.”

UW Medicine is an integrated clinical, research and learning health system with a single mission to improve the health of the public. Its 39,000-plus faculty, staff, students and trainees work in a variety of fields related to caring for patients, training new health professionals and scientists, and making discoveries to advance knowledge and improve approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.

The University of Washington overall was among the top 10 best places to work in Washington state and ranked 9th among employers. 

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