Hospitals with the best employment benefits in the Midwest & South

Susanna Kahr

Are you on the hunt for a new healthcare job in a hospital in Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia or North Carolina? Look no further than our list of the top 6 hospitals in the region which offer the very best benefits – according to real kununu users! 

Working in healthcare can be really rewarding but it’s even more rewarding if you work for an employer that has your back and offers you great benefits. The good news is that right now, healthcare is growing rapidly in the U.S., which means not only are there more healthcare jobs, more job stability, more perks, and better salaries on offer, there are also more benefits being offered to employees too! Honestly, there’s never been a better time to start working in this exciting industry, so here are 10 hospitals with the best benefits in the Midwest and South to help you land your dream job in 2020! 

Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine, formerly the University of Michigan Health System, is one of the largest hospitals in Michigan and has a strong focus on academics as it is wholly owned by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to U.S. News and World Report, this hospital is among the best in the nation in a broad range of adult and pediatric specialties! The medical center is made up of: U-M Health System, the University of Michigan Medical School and its University of Michigan Medical Group practice, one of the nation’s largest biomedical research communities and Michigan Health Corp. 

As this hospital is such a big player in Michigan, it offers a number of great benefits for its employees including the 401 k pension savings scheme, personalized health plans, dental coverage, vision coverage, access to the Group’s legal services and spending accounts for child care, medical care. They also offer generous paid time off, tuition support – after six months of employment – which provides partial reimbursement for job-related education courses or degrees that lead to other careers within the University. Michigan Medicine also offers a number of Wellness Programs and all employees also have access to a Child Care Center, Care for Aging Parents, Child Development & Behavior Resources, Breastfeeding Room! 

Michigan Medicine has a kununu score of 4.05/5 on our site and it’s easy to see why with all of these benefits on offer! Employees have also told us that they feel “blessed to be given a job at Michigan Medicine and it has been a blessing, despite how hard it can be, management looks out not just for the patients but the staff as well,” and “the institution in itself is wonderful to work for, and the excellent benefits will keep me here for all of my career.” What are you waiting for? Check out their open positions and get your application in, today! 

Fairview General Hospital

Fairview General Hospital is a 488-bed hospital located in the west of Cleveland, overlooking the Cleveland Metroparks. The hospital has served the community for more than 110 years, offering a full range of services and physicians and is now ranked in third place among Cleveland-area hospitals and is the 4th best hospital in Ohio, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2019-20 Best Hospitals.”

Fairview General Hospital also offers a number of fantastic benefits for employees including the 401k pension scheme, healthcare benefits under their Total Rewards scheme, programs to address physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and tuition reimbursement to help you to continue your studies. 

This hospital currently has a recommendation rate of 87% here on kununu with employees telling us that the hospital offers “competitive compensation, retirement programs with employer contributions, short & long term disability and life insurance.” They also say that Fairview Hospital “has, by far, exceeded my employment expectations, I expected great pay and benefits, but the team oriented organizational culture really sets it apart from any other job I ever held.” Ready to apply for a job here? Check out their listings, here!

University of Kentucky Healthcare 

University of Kentucky Healthcare is the health care system based on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. It consists of the university’s hospitals, clinics, outreach locations, and patient care services along with University’s health profession colleges. As an academic research institution, the healthcare staff here are continuously pursuing the next generation of cures, treatments, protocols and policies and the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center has earned designation by the National Cancer Institute!

University of Kentucky Healthcare offers many great benefits including a retirement plan with a 200% Match, 10-15 vacation days per year and up to 20 days per year with additional years of service, 12 days of Temporary Disability Leave (TDL), or “sick leave,” per year, four health plan options, dental plans, vision insurance, employer-assisted housing, employee discounts, educational programs, health and wellness programs, access to 2 on-campus gyms, elder care, counseling and childcare! 

It’s no wonder then, that a kununu user wrote that they have enjoyed “great benefits and pay and a good working environment with “great people in my department!” Convinced that this could be the healthcare employer for you? They’ve got lots of openings for people just like you, check them out! 

Piedmont Healthcare

Piedmont Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community health system that was founded in Atlanta, in 1905. Today, it comprises 11 hospitals, over 2200 medical staff and more than 22000 employees! According to the health system’s website, last year they served nearly two million patients – performed over 44,000 surgeries, delivered 8,000 babies, provided 471,695 outpatient encounters, completed 235 organ transplants and handled nearly 250,000 emergency room visits!  

Of course, Piedmont Healthcare also offers lots of attractive benefits too, with comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, optional life insurance, ongoing medical education programs, leadership development, employee discounts, vacation time, an employee assistance program including healthy lifestyle plans, adoption assistance and the 401(k) pension scheme with employer match. 

On kununu, Piedmont Healthcare has a recommendation rate of 90% and it’s not just the benefits that employees praise, they also say that “the company is awesome it makes sure that everyone is a family” and one kununu user even says, they’ve “been here for 6 years and haven’t found a better company to work for.” High praise indeed! Check out their current opportunities and start writing your application! 

Northeast Georgia Health System

Northeast Georgia Health System or NGHS is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. NGHS is made up of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton, NGMC Barrow and NGMC Lumpkin – which have a total of more than 700 beds between them and employmore than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more.

From education and training to comprehensive life benefit programs, Northeast Georgia Health System has a number of great benefits for employees! Employees can benefit from medical/prescription insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life/accidental death insurance, the 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous paid leave, continuous learning opportunities and more. 

One user told us that they found Northeast Georgia Health System to be “very receptive to needs of workers I get to work a flexible schedule that does not interfere with my family time.” So, if you’re looking for a family friendly healthcare job, why not take a look at the job openings at Northeast Georgia Health System? 

Parkview Health

Parkview Health System, founded in 1878 with Fort Wayne City Hospital, is a network of more than 80 community hospitals and clinics in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. The not-for-profit Parkview Health System is the region’s largest employer with more than 12,000 employees. It is also home to Parkview Regional Medical Center campus, a regional destination for specialized care. 

Parkview Health offers the Parkview Excellence Plan for Co-workers bonus program and offers bonuses twice a year when patient satisfaction and financial targets are met. They also offer medical, dental and vision insurance, employee and dependent life insurance and all co-workers can contribute on either a pre-tax or after-tax basis to a 403(b) or 401(k) pension savings plan. Adoption assistance is also available up to $2,000 for full-time co-workers who have been at the company for a year! 

Here on kununu, Parkview Health has a 95% recommendation rate and as a kununu score of 4.35 and it’s easy to see why when employees say “Parkview is the best company I have ever worked for, I am proud to say I am an employee there, I hope to stay and retire” and that it’s “a great company to work for that values its employees and contributes to the community!” Go ahead and look at their current job openings, you might just find the perfect healthcare job for you! 



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