Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) – Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 500 midsize employers (1,000-5,000 employees) in the United States for 2019 by Forbes magazine, a leading national business publication, the third consecutive year Mercy has been so honored. Mercy is one of only two health care organizations in Maryland to make the midsize list this year, and only one of three Baltimore-area medical facilities named among both large (over 5,000 employees) and midsize employers.
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees. Statista surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 500 large (over 5,000 employees) and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations. Mercy was ranked at #432 nationally among midsize employers.
According to Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center, the Forbes ranking is the latest in a number of honors the 144-year-old Catholic hospital continues to receive, including U.S. News and World Report’s “Top Hospitals” recognition, the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for patient experience, the #1 Best Hospital in Maryland for Nurses (2017) ranking by Nurse.org, a nursing career website, and the 2018 AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) Prism Award for advancing diversity efforts within the nursing profession, community or organization.
“It’s extremely gratifying to receive this news from nationally acclaimed Forbes magazine for the third straight year, a recognition that reflects the input of our employees, people who embrace Mercy’s mission daily,” Mr. Mullen said. “It’s part of our mission at Mercy to empower our employees and provide them with opportunities to grow and learn new skills, skills they use to provide exceptional care to our patients.”
Founded in 1874 by The Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated Catholic hospital with a national reputation for women’s health and orthopedics. Mercy is home to the acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine, now in its 25th year, and the $400+ million, 20-story Mary Catherine Bunting Center. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.