PHOENIX [Oct. 18, 2022] – Phoenix Children’s ranked No. 17 on the 2022 “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” an awards program from Healthiest Employers® honoring organizations investing in the health and well-being of their employees. The health system jumped 54 places in the rankings compared to last year, when Phoenix Children’s was named No. 71 in the country.
“Working in healthcare can be extremely challenging for clinicians and administrative staff alike, and we have a responsibility to make sure our wellness efforts support each employee’s physical, emotional, social and mental health so they can bring their best selves to work every day,” said Kety Duron, the organization’s chief human resources officer. “As our health system expands to meet the evolving needs of the region, we remain committed as an employer to ensuring our benefits are competitive.”
Rankings for “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” are based on a broad assessment across six categories: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communications and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. The scoring was formed with the help of a national, non-biased group of representatives from the academic, medical, wellness and business communities.
Phoenix Children’s offers a wealth of wellness services including pet therapy for employees, workshops on financial and emotional health, onsite exercise equipment and a decompression space with massage chairs, soothing music and lighting to calm stressed nerves. Other offerings for staff include onsite mental health services, the High Five Peer-to-Peer Recognition Program, and a virtual well-being program that integrates with employees’ wearable devices and incentivizes healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
“We devote significant resources and provide comprehensive wellness programs that go beyond physical health to help our employees and their families thrive,” said Kristina Bignoli, manager of wellness at Phoenix Children’s.
The health system’s investment in its employees is part of a broader strategy to be an employer of choice. Indeed, in April the Phoenix Business Journal named Phoenix Children’s the 2022 Healthiest Employer in the extra-large category.
Phoenix Children’s is an ideal environment for those looking to grow their career in healthcare. For more information on rewarding career opportunities at Phoenix Children’s, visit phoenixchildrens.org/careers.
About Phoenix Children’s
Phoenix Children's is one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children's Hospital – Thomas Campus, Phoenix Children's Hospital – East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 12 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and seven community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care and has been serving children and families for nearly 40 years. Phoenix Children's Care Network includes more than 1,175 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information, visit phoenixchildrens.org.