10 best hospitals in the U.S. for work-life balance

Susanna Kahr

Work-life balance is so important, especially for those working in the healthcare industry. Healthcare can be a stressful industry to work in. It can mean working long hours any time of night or day, which does not contribute to a healthy work-life balance.  But times are changing now.  There are so many hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems now offering family friendly jobs and benefits to help you enjoy your time at work and at home. Here are 10 of the best hospitals for work-life balance, according to employee reviews here on kununu.

PlaceIndustryAverage Score
11st Choice Home Health Services LLC4.77
2Alegent Health4.50
324Th Street Healthcare Associates4.43
4360 Healthcare Staffing4.37
5300 Broadway Healthcare 4.34
6University of Utah Hospital & Clinics4.12
7Massachusetts General Hospital4.12
8Henry Ford Hospital4.12
9Samaritan Health Service4.11
10BayCare Health System3.97


1. 1st Choice Home Health Services LLC

1st Choice Home Health Services LLC takes first place on this list because it has an impressive kununu score of 4.66, a recommendation rate of 98% and a work-life balance score of 4.77! This home health services agency, based in Frankfort Illinois, provides support to patients who are homebound, in need of specialist medical care, or are physically disabled, injured, ill or elderly. Employees say the work-life balance is great here because they’re given leave whenever issues arise.” They also praise the fact that “the company provided me with experience that I later used to nurture other talents and new recruits.” So, if you’re looking for a home health job in Illinois, why not apply to 1st Choice Home Health Services LLC?

2. Alegent Health – Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa

In second place it’s Alegent Health – Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa, now known as CHI Health Mercy Corning, which has an equally impressive kununu score of 4.46 and work-life balance score of 4.50! This hospital provides healthcare for residents of the Adams and Taylor counties in Iowa. There are 22 beds for acute inpatients, 24-hour ER and specialist care for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and more. This hospital ranks highly for work-life balance with employees telling us on kununu, that they enjoy many benefits along with leave and breaks and are “welcomes as part of the family.” One employee says “It’s been great and demanding working in my company because I have achieved a lot.” So, if you’re looking for a family friendly hospital, this could be the place for you.

3. 24th Street Healthcare Associates LLC

24th Street Healthcare Associates LLC, is now called the Desert Terrace Healthcare Center. This healthcare center based in Phoenix, AZ, ranks number three on our list due to a kununu score of 4.53 and a recommendation rate of 97%! Employees have a lot of great things to say about their work-life balance here. According to one employee who works at this 108 bed healthcare center “it’s been great and demanding working in my company because I have achieved a lot.” Another employee says “my experience at the work place is awesome since there is everything you need” and another says it’s been an “amazing experience due to good working environment and employee motivation.” So, if you’re a healthcare professional in Phoenix looking for a supportive place to work, this is it!

4. 360 Healthcare Staffing LLC

360 Healthcare Staffing LLC has recently joined the Medical Solutions Group, and is a recruitment agency based in Tampa, Florida, that offers travel nursing jobs throughout the country. According to employees 360 Healthcare Staffing LLC offers them a great work-life balance by offering a lot of cool benefits like pet-friendly travel, a rewards program and more. Employees give their employer a work-life balance score of 4.37 and tell us “My experience with my company has been very challenging and each day I learn things that always keep me ahead,” “this is the best place to work” and that the company “provides great benefits and support services.” If you’re looking to start travel nursing and want to take your pet along for the ride, this is the place to start.

5. 300 Broadway Healthcare, LLC

300 Broadway Healthcare, LLC is now known as the New Vista Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Based in Newark, NJ. New Vista takes care of elderly or sick residents by helping them to regain mobility or conquer pain. The healthcare center’s skilled interdisciplinary team consists of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, dieticians, social workers and recreation personnel. 300 Broadway Healthcare, LLC ranks number 5 in this list because its employees have awarded it kununu score of 4.40 and a work-life balance score of 4.34. Employees say that they enjoy ““great working conditions and relationships”, that they “really love my place of work”and that they “have had the best employers I will ever get!” We reckon this is the place for you, if you’re looking for a hospital with great work-life balance in New Jersey!

6. University of Utah Hospital and Clinics

University of Utah Hospital and Clinics is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system. It offers routine care and highly specialized treatment in orthopedics, stroke, ophthalmology and more than 200 other medical specialties, as well as medical research and teaching. In fact, employees feel like working for a company on “the front lines for innovation” as it also offers a “great work-life balance.” One employee tells us “I am able to take time off for personal time whenever needed, with the exception of a few large projects” and “vacation freezes are communicated as soon as it is known they will take place.” If you’re looking for a healthcare job with a great work-life balance in Utah, this is the place for you.

7. Massachusetts General Hospital

You’ll see Massachusetts General Hospital featured in a lot of our rankings here at kununu! Not only is this one of ourtop ten healthcare employers to work for it’s consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report AND it has a great work-life balance – according to employees. Here are some of the reasons employees gave us about why they love it here, “the company itself is great. It does a great job retaining its employees and trying hard to make the workplace positive,” and it’s a “very wonderful and professional place to work.” Want to find out more about working here? We’ve got some more insider info for you, here.

8. Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital is part of the wider Henry Ford Health System, a leading not-for-profit healthcare system that is the fifth largest employer in metro Detroit. The System’s flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center, which has been recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment. Furthermore, employees really enjoy the work-life balance which results in a rating of 4.12. It’s easy to see why employees rate Henry Ford Hospital so highly when they say things like “I’ve been with Henry Ford for many, many years and have had a wonderful work experience with them,” “Henry Ford hospital is an excellent company to work for, it’s very stable and very fulfilling” and “I love my job and I wouldn’t change it for anything!” What makes the work-life balance so good is that they’re flexible when it comes to scheduling. They offer benefits for part-time work and opportunities to study and advance. Sounds great, right?! Why not apply?

9. Samaritan Health Services

Samaritan Health Services serves more than 250,000 residents of Oregon’s Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. It’s a not-for-profit regional health system that brings together community hospitals, physician clinics and health insurance plans. Employees have rated Samaritan Health Services a score of 4.16 on kununu and have given their employer a work-life balance rating of 4.11! According to reviews on kununu “it’s a really great place to work, provides great benefits and the management has their employees welfare at heart“, “this is a small but growing employer that really values their people” and that it’s ”positive for me and my family.” If you’re based in Oregon, this could be the perfect place for you to find a healthcare job with a work-life balance!

10. BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other locations throughout Tampa Bay and central Florida. Here at kununu it has an overall score of 4.13, a recommendation rate of 93% and a terrific work-life balance score of 3.97. Employees have told us that it’s “a great place to work either Part time or Full time,” “they are very flexible with my work hours” and the managers “encourage work-life balance.” It’s time to get your application in!



Here at kununu, we’re on a mission to make the world of work more transparent. We’d love it if you could review your employer and let us know what the work-life balance is like for you. Do you have paid leave and supportive managers, or do you find yourself working antisocial hours with hostile management? Let us know in a review on kununu and help others find a healthcare job with a work-life balance.