Working Mother Names Baptist Health South Florida to List of '100 Best Companies for Working Mothers'
For the 22nd year, Working Mother magazine has named Baptist Health South Florida one of the 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that support working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family-friendly programs.
“We know that hiring and retaining the best talent, regardless of gender, means taking into account each individual’s needs and priorities,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “Working mothers make up a very substantial percentage of our workforce, and we firmly believe that promoting good parenting contributes to employee effectiveness and engagement.”
Said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media: “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50 percent of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, noted: “In its 29th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies is a powerful reminder of how great companies can and do create supportive workplaces for their employees. All employers would do well to follow their lead if they want to attract and retain top talent.”
View the entire 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies at WorkingMother.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and is home to the Working Mother Research Institute. The only national magazine for career-committed mothers, Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute.
Contact: Kathy Barbour; 786-596-6534