Atrium Health Named to Becker’s Healthcare “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2023

04.04.2023 Atrium Health News

Atrium Health honored for focus on diversity, professional development and using minority supplier

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 31, 2023 – Atrium Health has been named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare” for the second consecutive year. A leading health provider in the U.S., Atrium Health is one of four health systems in the state of North Carolina to make the list.

According to Becker’s, the hospitals, health systems and companies included on this list are exceptional employers, who invest in team members' professional development, wellness benefits and continued education. The list honors health care establishments that are committed to advocating for diversity in the workplace, promoting work-life balance and boosting employee engagement.

“We are incredibly proud to have been named to this esteemed list,” said Jim Dunn, chief people and culture officer, for Advocate Health, of which Atrium Health is a part. “Our teammates and leaders are committed to creating a positive team environment that is evident when you walk through our doors. This recognition is confirmation of our commitment to our Teammates First philosophy, which helps us celebrate and support one another’s development.”

Becker’s noted in the listing: “Atrium Health's stimulating and inclusive workplace allows teammates to find community via councils, resource groups, diversity presentations and professional development opportunities. Atrium Health's Impact 2025 strategy outlines plans to advance health equity during its combination with Illinois- and Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health by ensuring its management reflects patient diversity, increasing spending with minority suppliers and boosting exposure of diverse managers.”

Atrium Health is now part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States. Born from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health in December 2022, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients annually across Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. It operates more than 1,000 sites of care and 67 hospitals while employing nearly 150,000 teammates. The combined system serves nearly 6 million patients annually and delivers nearly $5 billion in annual community benefit.

Atrium Health’s mission – to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing for all – unites its teammates around a higher purpose, inspiring them in their daily work. The “for all” words in the mission apply to Atrium Health’s patient care as well as its approach to teammate work environments. Launched in 2021, Atrium Health’s culture commitments embody teammates’ commitment to work as one team to make great things happen and create a space where all belong – teammates, patients and community members alike – and can be their whole, authentic selves. Further, initiatives such as open-to-all Courageous Conversations, executive training in racial justice topics and discussion sessions for leaders help Atrium Health teammates consistently embrace the value of differences. The organization recognizes the importance of its workforce, placing teammate well-being and organizational culture, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion, on its enterprise strategic plan.

Atrium Health was also recently ranked No. 67 on Newsweek’s annual Top 100 “Most Loved Workplaces®" as well as  among “Best Employers” in the states of North Carolina and Georgia by Forbes and a “Best Place to Work in U.S. for Women and Diverse Managers” by Diversity MBA. 

About Atrium Health
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is its academic core. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing $2.46 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.

About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.