HOUSTON (May 11, 2017)

Memorial Hermann Health System has been ranked fourth among Forbes magazine’s annual list of America’s Best Employers, earning a top spot alongside several nationally recognized brands.

Memorial Hermann achieved the prestigious recognition following an in-depth survey by research firm Statista, which measured employee satisfaction by gathering opinions from more than 30,000 workers from a multitude of industries across the United States.

The ratings were largely based on responses to questions asking employees how likely they were to recommend their organization to friends and family. In addition, employees were also asked to recommend other companies outside of their own. Memorial Hermann was the only Houston-based employer to crack Forbes’ Top Five large employers, defined as companies with more than 5,000 employees.

“Our people are our most valued resource, and this recognition is especially gratifying because it affirms that our employees truly love working here,” said Dr. Benjamin Chu, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “It’s no secret that our staff is passionate about what they do. We believe that our culture of providing safe, compassionate care unites our employees with a common purpose and fosters a sense of pride in the high-quality service that we have provided for more than a century to this community.”

This year’s list by Forbes named several healthcare organizations among the top large employers across the nation, but Memorial Hermann was the only health system to achieve a spot within the top five, featured alongside wholesale retailer Costco, technology giant Google and REI, an outdoor gear retailer.

The honor is the latest accolade for largest non-profit health system in Southeast Texas recognizing its excellence in delivering care. Late last year, one of the System’s facilities, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, earned the coveted 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence – becoming the first in the Houston area and only the third in Texas to win the prestigious award.

Memorial Hermann employs more than 25,000 people across the System’s more than 250 care delivery sites. Learn more about career opportunities at Memorial Hermann or call (713) 222-2273.