Modern Healthcare Names Premier Healthcare Alliance, 32 Members to List of Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Premier Ranks Fourth Nationwide, and Second Overall for Large Companies, on Annual List

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Premier healthcare alliance has been ranked as the fourth best place to work in healthcare – and the second best among large companies with 1,000 or more employees – on a nationwide list presented by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Thirty-two Premier alliance hospital members were also named to the publication’s 2010 Best Places to Work in Healthcare listing. Premier was ranked ninth on last year’s overall list.

“As we work with our members to help them improve the health of their communities, we maintain our values of integrity, passion for performance, innovation and focus on people each and every day,” said Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO. “Our employees practice what they preach and that’s why Premier’s values are an underlying factor in helping our members improve performance.”

According to Modern Healthcare, Premier made the list because of its continual investments in employee wellness, corporate social responsibility, executive-level transparency and commitment to employee input.

Continued DeVore, “Congratulations to Premier and our member hospitals for this honor. Our nearly 1,300 dedicated employees are proud to be featured as one of the best places to work by Modern Healthcare.”

Modern Healthcare partnered with Best Companies Group, a Pennsylvania-based firm that administers “best places to work” programs nationwide. The publication conducted the program to recognize outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. From economic development to employee retention, being named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare benefits individuals, organizations and the healthcare industry.

The program collected information from both the employer and employees and was open to all companies (providers, suppliers, payers, associations, etc.) with at least 25 employees. Employers completed a survey detailing company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Employees were asked an in-depth set of questions that resulted in an analysis of eight core areas: leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction.

In 2006, Premier received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. For the past three years, Premier has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. http://www.premierinc.com.



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