Top 10 Hospital & Healthcare Companies in the U.S.

Linda Le Phan

With fewer students choosing nursing as a major than ever before and medical school costs growing to insane amounts, hospital and health care companies in the U.S. face unique challenges compared to other industries. And even though careers in the hospital and heathcare field are some of the most rewarding careers you can choose for a profession, they are also the types of jobs that require lots of specialized skills, patience and long hours.

That’s one of the reasons why we decided to analyze the top companies of the the hospital and healthcare industry, to see exactly which employers are doing things well AND treating their employees right.

Read on to see the companies who topped the list for hospital and healthcare companies.

(To learn more about how we arrived at this ranking list, check out our methodology at the bottom of this post. And also, if you haven’t yet, see our first roundup where we shined a spotlight on the Top 10 Textile & Design Companies in the U.S)


Top 10 Companies in the Hospital & Healthcare Industry

10. Houston Methodist Hospital

Given 3.95 stars out of 5 by its current and former employees, Houston Methodist Hospital was founded in 1919 and has over 10,000 employees today. With over 140 campuses throughout the greater Houston area, the company offers hospital, long-term, emergency, specialty, and primary care services.

What is Houston Methodist Hospital doing that you might consider? An on-site cafeteria, work-life balance for staff – which we know feels impossible in healthcare, an employee wellness program, and an on-site fitness center are among their best perks. Additionally, they have established values and a company culture deemed I CARE, building a team of employees who authentically care about their work and deliver at the highest level.

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9. WakeMed

WakeMed is a full-service, decades-old hospital and clinic system located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1961, WakeMed has 5,000 -10,000 employees, who give it a rating of 3.97 stars out of 5.

WakeMed sets itself apart from others in a number of ways, including their support and launch of a positive parenting program and farmers markets, accompanied by cooking demonstrations and music, in the communities they serve. Additionally, they excel at providing flexible work hours whenever possible to ensure their valued employees are able to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance.

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8. Mayo Clinic

Ranked the #1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Mayo Clinic is also a leading employer in the hospital and healthcare industry. As a matter of fact, employees give it 4.01 stars out of 5 on the popular employer rating platform, Kununu. The clinic boasts over 10,000 employees and has been in practice since 1889, making it over a century old.

What makes Mayo Clinic so great? It’s employees feel challenged and a patient focus creates a consistent company culture at every level, according to current and former employees. To that point, one said this about working there: “I believe it’s a really well run company. They are always looking for ways to improve and have a healthy level of communication even with many employees to communicate with. I feel like I get the compensation I deserve for the work I do.”

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7. Sentara Healthcare

Founded in 1888, Sentara Healthcare is non-profit healthcare organization serving six Virginia regions. The company has an employee base exceeding 10,000 and has been rated 4.09 stars out of 5 on kununu.

Sentara knocks it out of the park by allowing employees at every level to share innovative ideas and suggestions and fostering positive relationships among team members. It also does well with work-life balance, according to one employee who said “What [do] I like about the company? That I have a set schedule that can be altered to suit what’s going on in life and that we alternate holidays so it is more fair.”

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6. Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.

Intermountain Healthcare, with facilities throughout Utah, lands in the 6th spot on our list. A smaller organization with under 500 employees, Intermountain Healthcare is rated 4.11 stars by its current and former employees, making it a top contender for those seeking a position in the industry.

Established in 1909, Intermountain Stays in the top 10 employers by always seeking innovative ways to grow and improve and providing ergonomic equipment to avoid injuries, aches, and pains.

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5. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Around since 1884, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center serves patients in New York and New Jersey locations. Employees rate the 10,000+ – person company 4.15 stars out of 5, landing it in the number 5 position on our list.

Employees at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have one thing in common when it comes to their reviews of the company: they’re engaged in what they do because they take great pride in their work and find it rewarding. This is the goal of every hospital and healthcare company and Memorial Sloan-Kettering has achieved it!

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4. Baylor Scott & White Health

With over 10,000 employees, Baylor Scott & White Health has managed to earn an employee rating of 4.16 stars out of 5 by it’s own team members. This company was founded in 1903 and serves patients throughout Texas in their nearly 750 facilities.

A spirit of volunteering and great managers seem to contribute to Baylor Scott & White Health’s great employee ratings, as well as the company’s ability to manage opportunities well across the large organizational. One employee gushes: “I enjoy the benefits that come with it being such a big organization. If I was willing to relocate (or drive further), there would be options for me to transfer to a different hospital. There’s competitive pay, and access to basic benefits. I enjoy the feeling and reactions that come with telling people that I work for Baylor.”

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3. Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been caring for children in it’s multiple Ohio locations since 1892, making it an old, trusted instituation for pediatric medicine. Despite having over 10,000 employees – which can make extending the company culture a difficult feat – the company has earned a rating of 4.28 stars from it’s employee base.

Employees at Nationwide Children’s Hospital cite their teams and coworkers as a leading reason for their engagement and happiness at work, which could point to great recruitment and selection practices.


 2. Mercy Hospital

Founded in 1892 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital’s 1,000 – 5,000 employees give it an impressive rating of 4.32 stars out of five. With over 25 hospitals and over 300 clinics, Mercy’s reach is far and wide.

Mercy’s foundational principal is that the lesser of these deserve access to medical care despite their ability to pay. Employees take pride in helping those with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities as well as those facing financial hardship.

1. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.

Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. was founded in 2013 when the Mount Sinai Medical Center merged forces with Continuum Health Partners. Today, the company has almost 40,000 employees who rate it a remarkable 4.34 stars out of five.

Mount Sinai has built a successful team by striving for a diverse workforce and encouraging a uniform, meaningful purpose for all staff. One employee said they love the company’s “very flexible and supportive environment” and another proudly stated “I have wonderful leadership”. Seems like there are a lot of reasons Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. made it to the top of this list!

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What do these hospital and health care companies have in common? Our best guess is a focus on patient care that drives excellence and satisfaction along with a valiant effort to help healthcare workers achieve work-life balance.

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Our Methodology:
For this top 10 list, we took the top 10 U.S. companies within the hospital & healthcare industry with the highest overall kununu score as of 2017. All employee reviews collected since the launch of the U.S. kununu platform (in 2016) factor into the kununu scores in this list. A kununu score is a star rating between 0 and 5 and it is an average rating derived from how kununu reviewers rated 18 different workplace factors at that particular company.  These workplace factors include “company culture”, “work-life balance”, “support from management”, “gender equality”, “job security”, “career development” and more. Reviewers consist of current and former employees. Please also note that since kununu is a living and ever-changing platform where employees can freely add their reviews on companies, the scores on this list may differ from the companies’ current scores on


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Linda Le Phan is the Content Marketing Manager at kununu US, a place where job seekers can get an authentic view of life at a company and where employers have a trusted platform to better engage talent. When she’s not creating content about the modern workplace, company culture, and life & work hacks, she is probably going out to get an iced coffee (even in Boston winter), raiding the snack drawer, or jamming to kununu’s Spotify playlist.