OSF Again Named One of the Best Employers in the U.S.
For the second year in a row, OSF HealthCare has been named one of the best employers in the country for 2019 by Forbes magazine, and the highest ranked Illinois-based health care system earning the distinction.
OSF HealthCare is ranked 118 out of companies nationwide with 1,000+ employees. The Peoria, Illinois-based integrated health system is owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals throughout Illinois and Michigan.
It is recognition of all of the hard work of Mission Partners and the leaders across our Ministry.
“To receive recognition from Forbes magazine for a second year in a row as one of the best employers in the country is extremely rewarding,” said Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF HealthCare. “This is a testament to the work members of our leadership team put in, connecting with our Mission Partners to ensure that they know how much they are valued as we all carry out the Sisters’ Mission to serve with the greatest care and love.”
"It is recognition of all of the hard work of Mission Partners and the leaders across our Ministry. And it’s their work every day, working each and every day with our Mission Partners, connecting with them, helping them connect the dots and insuring that they are connected to the Mission. It’s that validation, it’s that recognition of the hard work that goes on each and every day in every one of our facilities and all of our offices, and, frankly, in the homes as we think for home health and the work they do out in the communities ."
To come up with the list, Forbes partners with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees. Statista surveys more than 50,000 U.S. employees in 25 different industries. The surveys are anonymous and ask respondents to rank how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. Employees were also asked 35 questions about work related topics such as working conditions, salary and company image. The final list ranks the 500 companies with 1,000+ employees that receive the most recommendations with each employer grouped by industry.
OSF was the top Illinois health care system and the third highest employer out of the 34 Illinois employers that made the list. OSF HealthCare was the eighth-highest ranked health care provider nationwide out of 25 that made the list.
CEO Bob Sehring hopes people also see the recognition as testament to the efforts by OSF HealthCare and its employees to focus on what is best for patients and others the Ministry serves throughout Illinois and Escanaba, Michigan.
“It's impossible to really respond and interact with patients in a positive way if you're not engaged as a Mission Partner. So as we look at patient satisfaction and connecting with patients, workforce engagement and connecting with our Mission Partners, those are so closely aligned and so closely linked, and we think that this is just positive reinforcement for the work that is in place for our Mission Partners but also results in a high level of patient satisfaction.”
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals - 9 acute care, 4 critical access - and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. Its physician network employs more than 1,200 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare operates an extensive network of home health services; owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; and OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.