DALLAS, April 13, 2016 – The American Heart Association is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.

The organization ranked No. 16 on the list, based on employees’ assessments of the pride they take in their jobs, the camaraderie they experience with coworkers and the trust they feel toward the AHA’s leaders.

“This prestigious recognition reflects the American Heart Association’s commitment to creating a culture that inspires our staff to fully engage in our work, which impacts the lives of people throughout this country and the world,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association.  “It reflects the passion, dedication and effort of our employees each and every day to help build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. It is an honor for me to lead the AHA team, and every person in our organization shares in this recognition.”

This year’s Best Workplaces in Health Care stand out for creating workplaces that employees say make them feel good about what they do and close to their coworkers. Those feelings come despite employees working in an industry under pressure to implement new regulations, curb rising costs, and absorb technology advances while also caring for patients.

“Employees at the Best Workplaces in Health Care are working in a family-like atmosphere where everyone’s got each other’s back and they’re working toward a common goal of taking care of people,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “And the organizations that foster these inspiring, collegial cultures benefit by becoming talent magnets.”

Great Place to Work surveyed close to 34,500 employees at 51 health care organizations, including hospital systems, home health care providers, national health care associations, and medical products distributors. To see the full list of the Best Workplaces in Health Care, click here.


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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.