‘Forbes’ again ranks UI Health Care among ‘America’s Best Employers’

‘Forbes’ again ranks UI Health Care among ‘America’s Best Employers’

For the third year in a row, Forbes Magazine has included University of Iowa Health Care in its annual listing of the nation’s top employers.

In the 2017 Forbes rankings of “America’s Best Employers,” UI Health Care was named the No. 5 employer in the health care industry and No. 14 overall.

“To be named one of the very best employers in the country—not just in health care but across all industries—is both humbling and extremely gratifying,” says Jean E. Robillard, UI vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI’s Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. “Across the UI Health Care enterprise, we strive to develop and maintain a culture that emphasizes innovation, collaboration, accountability, and excellence. People do their best work when they feel valued and respected, and this Forbes recognition reinforces our commitment to that effort.”

To compile the rankings, Forbes worked with the research firm Statista to survey more than 30,000 workers from U.S. companies with more than 5,000 employees.

The survey asked employees, on a scale from one to 10, how likely they were to recommend their organization to friends or family. Employees also were asked to recommend other companies outside of their own.

The result was a list of 500 companies from industries including retail, education, health care, and information technology.

“It truly is a great honor to be included on this list along with some of the nation’s most recognizable and respected companies and organizations,” says Ken Kates, associate vice president for UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics. “It’s also worth noting that by fostering a positive and welcoming environment for our employees, we are able to best fulfill our tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care and service.”


Molly Rossiter, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 319-335-8892