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August 16, 2018  |  News Category: Atrium Health News,

Atrium Health ranks first among North Carolina companies

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 16, 2018 – Atrium Health was ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018. At No. 55 overall, Atrium Health ranks as the top organization in North Carolina and is the only North Carolina company in the top 100. In addition, Atrium Health comes in at No.16 in healthcare.

“Atrium Health is proud that Forbes has recognized our work and commitment to diversity and inclusion,” says Jim Dunn, system chief human resources officer at Atrium Health. “We are committed to providing quality patient care by meeting the needs of all patients who visit our facilities. Part of this mission includes creating a workplace that provides opportunities for women and people of color across the organization and supporting them in their roles and growth.”

The Forbes award list was compiled based on surveys of companies with more than 1000 employees. 40,000 employees across the country, including 25,000 women provided answers regarding working conditions, diversity, and likelihood to recommend their employer to others -- as well as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity.

“Diversity and Inclusion is part of the Atrium Health DNA,” says Kinneil Coltman, Atrium Health’s chief diversity officer. “Our education, resources and dedication to a diverse staff help ensure that Atrium Health develops teammates and leaders who can focus on understanding each other and meeting the collective needs of our patients.”

Atrium Health reinforces its commitment to diversity and inclusion through its various initiatives, programs and resources, including: system resource groups, councils, committees and advisory groups focused on ensuring that Atrium Health teammates can thrive in an inclusive work environment while providing culturally competent care that responds to the unique needs of each patient. Each year, Atrium Health hosts a Diversity Symposium that brings together staff and regional community members to discuss trends, research, workplace inclusion and other topics. Teammates can also participate in a Diversity Certificate program that helps them become more culturally competent in the workplace.

Atrium Health has also been recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as No.4 in its 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership and one of the Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work 2018. Atrium was also recognized in their Top 10 Best in Class Categories for recruitment, Board diversity, workplace inclusion and retention. Additionally, Atrium Health was an honoree for the 2018 American Hospital Association Equity of Care award.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

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