Children's Ranked Among Top 100 Employers for 10th Year in a Row by FORTUNE Magazine

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. It is the 10th consecutive time the not-for-profit pediatric health care system has been named to the list. Children’s is one of only two health care systems in Georgia to appear on the list, and one of only four companies headquartered in Georgia. Children’s also received recognition for being a top employer for women and ranked No. 2 on the “Best Companies for Women” list. The accolade can be attributed to family-centered benefits such as: $10,000 for adoption benefits, bountiful paid time off for new parents, telecommuting, job sharing, and flexible scheduling to name a few.

Children’s, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. The free-standing pediatric health care system’s specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest health care provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s puts a primary focus on employees, so it makes sense that the organization was ranked on a list that highlights specialty areas such as health care, child care and work-life balance.

In addition to traditional benefits and exceptional family-centered benefits, Children’s offers many unique programs, including a wellness program called Strong4Life through which employees collectively have lost more than 65,000 pounds since the program launched in June 2008. Since 2009, Children’s began giving every employee who obtained a Strong4Life Health Assessment a discount on health care premiums. And, the employee wellness program demonstrates Children’s commitment to wellness, supporting the organization’s statewide childhood obesity campaign.

“Our employees are 100 percent dedicated to taking care of kids and they are truly what makes Children’s a great place to work and a great place for kids. We are so proud of them and this honor,” said Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “We are thrilled to mark a decade-long run on FORTUNE’s list of best companies to work for and continue to work hard to offer unique, relevant benefits to our employees.”

Children’s constantly works to understand and deliver on its workforce's diverse needs, enabling employees to be successful and continue to serve the not-for-profit organization. In addition to traditional benefits, Children’s offers many unique programs, including a wellness program called Strong4Life through which employees collectively have lost more than 65,000 pounds since the program launched in June 2008. Since 2009, Children’s began giving every employee who obtained a Strong4Life Health Assessment a discount on health care premiums. And, the employee wellness program demonstrates Children’s commitment to wellness, supporting the organization’s statewide childhood obesity campaign.

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.

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