Lee Health Ranks in Top 6% of America’s 500 Best Employers

(Fort Myers, Fla. – July 10, 2017) --- Lee Health is included among some of the world’s most recognizable organizations, including Costco, Google, Mayo Clinic and Facebook, as part of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2017” list. Lee Health ranked 29 out of 500 large companies across the country, and is the eighth highest ranked health care provider and the second highest ranked organization in Florida.

According to the magazine, the rankings are the results of online surveys gathered from 30,000 U.S. employees, 84% of whom are employed full-time. The direct score, which determines a company’s placement and title as a top employer, is derived from the question, “How likely are you to recommend your employer on a scale of 0 to 10?”

“We are very proud to be included among such prestigious, world-renowned companies,” says Jon Cecil, Lee Health Chief Human Resources Officer. “Measuring the likelihood to recommend Lee Health as a good place to work is something that we include in our annual Employee Engagement Survey. We have seen steady increases in that area on the annual survey, and this national recognition further solidifies that we are creating the right, positive environment for our employees.”

Larry Antonucci, M.D., Lee Health’s President & CEO says employee satisfaction is vital to collaborative, patient-centered care. “A healthy, supportive environment for our employees, where they feel valued and satisfied, drives positive experiences for our patients,” he says. “Lee Health’s mission, vision and values empower our employees to continuously improve—themselves, their processes and their work environments.”

To see the full list of “America’s Best Employers,” go to www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/#tab:rank.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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