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September 25th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Named To Working Mother “100 Best Companies” List for 2018

Alicia-Silverstone-Working-Mother-CoverCoral Gables, FL – September 25, 2018 – Baptist Health South Florida once again earned a spot on Working Mother magazine’s 2018 “100 Best Companies” list, which celebrates companies that lead in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

This is the 26th time that Baptist Health has been recognized with this honor. Last year, Baptist Health was inducted in the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Quarter Century Club, which honors companies that have been on the list for 25 years or more.

“As a healthcare organization, the health and overall well-being of our workforce is so important to us, and we demonstrate it through the benefits and programs designed to support our employees and their loved ones,” said Adriene McCoy, corporate vice president and chief human resources officer, Baptist Health South Florida. “We’re proud to be honored for our longstanding commitment to taking care of our dedicated employees who take such good care of others.”

Working Mother at Baptist HealthBased on the comparison of data submitted by companies from the 100 Best Companies list and data from U.S. companies collected by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its 2018 Employee Benefits Report, there is a wide gap between the policies offered: 100 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave versus 35 percent of companies nationwide; 99 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid paternity leave versus 29 percent of companies nationwide.

“This year’s 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly,” says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents’ and caregivers’ needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home.”

The complete list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


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