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FORTUNE ranks The Methodist Hospital System among “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Houston, TX - 1/20/2011

For the sixth year in a row, The Methodist Hospital System has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine's 2011 "100 Best Companies to Work For," remaining the highest ranked health care organization in the country and the only hospital system ranked in Texas.

Methodist is ranked No. 19 and is one of four companies in Houston to receive the prestigious distinction. FORTUNE listed 13 companies in Texas on its 2011 list.

Among the other U.S. companies listed, Methodist ranked No. 3 for the hiring of minorities, No.4 among the country's large companies and No. 10 for work-life balance.

"This extraordinary honor is a testament to our employees and physicians, whose values and dedication make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and their families," said Ron Girotto, president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System. "Truly, our employees and physicians make Methodist a great place to work."

The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 7 issue of FORTUNE, and now at the magazine's website.

The Methodist Hospital System, which includes a flagship teaching hospital, four community hospitals and a research institute, was awarded its ranking for providing an exemplary workplace for employees.

Methodist was selected based primarily on a confidential survey sent to randomly selected employees, who were asked questions on the level of trust, pride and camaraderie within their workplace.

Methodist also submitted documentation about its work environment, from benefits to corporate policies to employee demographics. Methodist offers competitive benefits, diversity in the workforce, recognition for employees and a unique environment focused on integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

The Methodist Hospital consistently is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals, ranked in 13 of 16 adult specialties for 2010-2011, the most in the state.

The Methodist Hospital System, with more than 13,000 employees, comprises The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Methodist West Houston Hospital, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Methodist is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital.


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