- Tampa General Hospital placed sixth in Forbes’ annual ranking of Florida’s best employers
- 2022 marks the second consecutive year that Tampa General placed within the top ten, leading Floridian health providers in the rankings across both years
- The hospital attributes its rankings to an array of employee benefits and services including education assistance and flexible working hours
Tampa General Hospital was named the sixth-best employer in Florida by Forbes in its annual ‘America’s Best Employers by State’ list ranking. The institution received praise for its work-life balance, benefits, and a team member emergency fund.
This is the second consecutive year that Tampa General has cracked the top ranks of Forbes’ list, placing within the top ten in the 2021 iteration. In both years, Tampa General was among the highest-ranked healthcare providers in the state.
“At Tampa General, we have a deep belief that caring for our team members is our top priority,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General. “Providing our team with the resources and support they need allows them to be the most effective team members and people they can be, which then enables them to provide the best care possible for our patients. At the end of the day, if you take care of your team members, they will take care of the rest. Being in the top 10 is a validation of our focus on creating and sustaining this culture.”
To compile the rankings, Forbes collaborated with market research company Statista to survey employees through a series of online panels. Those responding answered 52 questions about such work-related topics as working conditions, diversity, salary, potential for development, and company image. In the direct recommendation category, Tampa General scored above the 90th percentile and the indirect score was above the 80th percentile.
Following the ranking’s release, hospital leaders touted employee benefit programs like its education assistance initiative. Providing scholarships, competitive tuition reimbursement, and clinical and non-clinical ladders that support skills enhancements, Tampa General reports that more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships were awarded to employees this year.
“Given our commitment to the individual and collective needs of our team members, we concentrate on programs and initiatives that are important to their engagement and satisfaction, including providing professional and personal development,” said Qualenta Kivett, executive vice president and chief People and Talent officer, Tampa General. Valuing team member feedback and voice through open communication is one way Tampa General seeks to understand the needs and preferences of team members. Not only can team members submit questions directly to Couris, Tampa General’s president and CEO, through the internal portal, but can also email him or any leader within the organization.
Internal reports show that Tampa General invested $19 million in 2022 and more than $14 million in 2021 directly into team member salaries. A market analysis conducted this year resulted in market adjustments and pay increases for more than half of all employees. In addition, new pay grades were assigned to all roles within the hospital.