Top Employers in Healthcare: Becker’s Hospital Review names 5 WA, 1 AK Providers in Top 150

Who are top employers in healthcare in Washington and Alaska? Becker’s Hospital Review named one Alaskan and five Washington providers in their 2014 “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”

Developed through a combination of nominations and editorial research, each company was chosen based on the following criteria: robust benefits, wellness initiatives, commitment to diversity and inclusion, professional development opportunities and work environments that promote employee satisfaction and work-life balance.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review:

The 2014 list was expanded to include healthcare providers — medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and health systems — along with other types of healthcare-specific companies, such as consulting firms, health IT vendors, medical societies and more.

The top employers in healthcare for the Pacific Northwest include:


Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (Palmer, AK)


Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is located in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, approximately 35 miles north of Anchorage. In 2009, it ranked No. 10 on Soliant Health’s 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America list. The hospital’s “Grow Your Own” program offers employment opportunities for select graduates from the University of Alaska in nursing, pharmacy, social work, laboratory and imaging departments. Additionally, Project SEARCH is a collaboration between the Mat-Su School District, Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation that provides year-long internships to young disabled adults to help them gain marketable skills. In 2011 and 2012, 100 percent of the interns found employment.


Proliance Surgeons

Proliance Surgeons (Seattle, WA)


Proliance Surgeons, an employee-oriented and physician-driven organization, is one of the largest surgical practices in the U.S., with 185 physicians in various specialties working at more than 40 offices. Seattle Business magazine listed Proliance Surgeons as one of the best places to work in Seattle for three years in a row.

Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)


Seattle Children’s Hospital hosts approximately 357,000 patient visits every year. The hospital, which employs about 5,600 people, has been designated as a best workplace for commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, and it received the Diamond Ring Award from Commuter Solutions for its commitment to expanding commute trip reduction efforts each year.

The Everett Clinic
The Everett Clinic (Everett, WA)

The Everett Clinic is a physician-owned medical group with about 1,800 employees that has a voluntary turnover rate of just 6 percent. Fortune magazine named it to its list of 100 Best Companies to Work for from 2011 through 2013.

Lourdes Medical Center
Lourdes Medical Center (Pasco, WA)

Since 1916, Lourdes Medical Center, previously known as Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, has provided medical services to the region. In efforts to keep employees healthy, Lourdes Medical Center offers a wellness program where employees can earn up to $350 in a health reimbursement account if they undergo biometric screening, complete a health risk questionnaire and visit a primary care provider. The hospital honors its nurses every year during National Nurses Week as well as its physicians on National Doctors Day.

Providence Health & Services Northwest Region
Providence Health & Services Northwest Region (Renton, WA)

With more than 4,000 employees, Providence Health & Services Northwest Region preserves a close and connected relationship with employees through its Promise Stories campaign, which invites employees to share the amazing stories that happen every day at work. Stories are featured on a website that caregivers can refer to for reflection, motivation and inspiration.

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