CLEARWATER, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare Health System today announced that it has been recognized as one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend magazine.
The rankings, which recognized 100 small, medium and large companies, were compiled from surveys of participating companies' employees and comprise the first statewide Best Companies list. The results appear in the August issue of Florida Trend and on FloridaTrend.com.
"I am very proud that BayCare Health System has been recognized as one of Florida's best places to work," said Stephen R. Mason, President and CEO of BayCare Health System. "This honor is a strong testament to the hard work and dedication of all of BayCare's nearly 18,000 employees and a demonstration of the power of us working together as a system."
The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.
"We've highlighted the practices of companies that have established themselves as great places to work -- including everything from how they train their workers to how they communicate and the kind of pay and benefits they provide. This is a great opportunity for companies in Florida to learn from each other as they go about improving their own effectiveness," says Mark Howard, executive editor.
To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and be in business for at least one year.
Companies that chose to participate in the Best Companies To Work For in Florida process underwent a two-part survey. The first part consisted of evaluating each company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings. Companies were not required to pay a participation fee to go through the assessment process.
For a complete list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is the largest community-based health system in the region, providing expert medical care for a patient's lifetime. Composed of hospitals and numerous affiliated services, the system connects patients to a complete range of services throughout the Tampa Bay area. Together, BayCare organizations seek to advance the health of their patients and their communities.
Member hospitals are Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Women's, St. Joseph's Hospital North (opening 2010) and South Florida Baptist. On the web: www.baycare.org.
About Florida Trend
Celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, Florida Trend business magazine is recognized each year in regional and national award competitions for editorial and creative excellence and is committed to providing the very best, forward-looking and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches 156,000 readers monthly. For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com.
About Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and in Canada to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best Employers" programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, please visit www.BestCompaniesGroup.com.
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