The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For
Steve Berman | NursingLink
Johns Hopkins ranked No. 1 on the U.S. News “Honor Roll,” for ranking first overall in 16 adult specialties. That marks an amazing 20 straight years as the top hospital in the country, bolstered by No. 1 rankings in neurology and neurosurgery, rheumatology, gynecology, and ear, nose and throat. Johns Hopkins was also named one of the top children’s hospitals in the same survey. Johns Hopkins Hospital lists benefits for nurses including flexible, automated self-scheduling, relocation assistance, and customized orientation programs.
Right behind Johns Hopkins on the U.S. News honor roll at No. 2, Mayo Clinic is known for being one of the most innovative hospitals in the world. That and much more made Mayo the 19th-best large company to work for by Fortune Magazine. This hospital prides itself on diversity, and was named Top Workplace for Men in Nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing in 2008. Nurses can also stay in shape themselves when they aren’t taking care of patients, with an on-site fitness center and more than 25 sports and recreation leagues to participate in.
The No. 3 hospital in the U.S. News rankings takes extraordinary pride in the treatment of their nurses and the opportunities available to them. Part of that is their self-described “Clinical Recognition Program” which rewards nurses when they gain clinical expertise through their careers. One of 370 hospitals in the world to earn Magnet recognition, an honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Massachusetts General offers perks on-site including a post office, convenience store, and a hair salon.