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FORTUNE ranks Houston Methodist among “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 2014

Houston, TX - 1/16/2014

For the ninth year in a row, Houston Methodist has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, remaining the only hospital system ranked in Texas.

Houston Methodist ranks No. 46 on the 2014 list, moving up 21 spots from last year. Houston Methodist is one of five Houston companies to receive the prestigious distinction, and one of 12 Texas companies on the list.  Among the other U.S. companies listed, Methodist ranked No. 4 for the percentage of minorities employed.

“Our employees and physicians make it possible to be honored as one of the best companies to work for in America for nine consecutive years,” said Marc Boom, M.D., president and CEO of Houston Methodist.  “Houston Methodist is a great place to work because of our employees’ complete and selfless dedication to our patients and to our values.”

The full list can be found at www.fortune.com.

Houston Methodist, which includes a flagship teaching hospital, four community hospitals and a top-ranked research institute, was awarded the ranking for providing an exemplary workplace for employees.

Houston 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.

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

Houston Methodist Hospital is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals, ranking in 12 of 16 adult specialties for 2013, the most in the state. Houston Methodist Hospital also was ranked by the magazine as the No.1 hospital in Houston and in Texas.

Houston Methodist employs more than 15,000 employees, and is comprised of Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston Methodist West Hospital, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown and Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Houston Methodist is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. For more information about Houston Methodist, visit www.houstonmethodist.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.