Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida Named by Working Mother as One of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women

May 7, 2019

MIAMI, FL — May 7, 2019 — Baptist Health South Florida has been named one of the 2019 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine—an honor recognizing U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting multicultural women. The 50 winners will be featured in the June/July issue of Working Mother and at

The Working Mother Research Institute has conducted the initiative since 2003, tracking corporations’ progress in creating cultures that encourage multicultural women to join and rise through the ranks.

“Our organization places a high value on diversity, and we’re proud of our multicultural workforce that provides compassionate care to the diverse populations we serve,” said Adriene McCoy, Baptist Health’s corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. “It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts and successes in providing opportunities for our employees and leaders to constantly learn and grow in an inclusive environment.”

Baptist Health has also been on Working Mother magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies” list 26 times. The list celebrates companies that lead in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. 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 the demographics in our country continue to move toward a growing minority population, companies recognize that they must create an inclusive workplace environment for multicultural women or else they will miss out on that portion of the talent,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Working Mother Media. “The fact that we expanded our list to 50 companies this year reinforces the notion that companies are taking the hiring, mentoring, sponsoring and promoting of multicultural women seriously, and are more confident in their progress on this front.”

“I am excited to see the growing number of multicultural women represented at the manager-level,” said Meredith Bodgas, Editor-in-Chief of Working Mother. “Our Best Companies continue to create policies and initiatives that are crucial to the success of multicultural women in the workforce and we hope that more organizations follow their example.”

Key findings of the 2019 Working Mother report include:

  • Increased multicultural women representation at manager-level and above: 15 percent in 2019 versus 13 percent in 2018 in management roles; 11 percent in 2019 versus 8 percent in 2018 in senior management roles; 6 percent in 2019 versus 3 percent in 2018 in corporate executive roles.
  • The most significant change since 2018 is a steady increase in Asian women in almost every category, especially in the most senior ranks.
  • Increases in CEOs holding leadership accountable for diversity results.

Best Companies Workforce Composition
The 2019 Best Companies for Multicultural Women employ about 2.3 million people at 38,000 worksites in every state across the following 13 industries: automotive, consumer products, financial services, hospitality, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, nonprofit/not-for-profit, pharmaceuticals, professional services/management/accounting, retail and apparel, science/technology/engineering/aerospace/medical devices, and telecommunications.

The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women application is available only to companies that have at least 500 U.S. employees. The winners were selected based on their answers to an extensive questionnaire covering representation; hiring; attrition and promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement programs; and company culture. The Working Mother Research Institute created a scoring algorithm based on the previous year’s benchmark results to determine the winners.


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 and connect with us on Facebook at 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, The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work 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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