Sarasota County’s largest employer, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, has been named in Forbes’ fifth annual list of Best-in-State Employers.
In partnership with the research company Statista, Forbes evaluated more than 2 million recommendations from employees working at large companies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Of 1,392 Best-in-State Employers, 90 companies in Florida made the list. Of those, SMH ranks No. 4, sharing the top five with NASA, Google, Microsoft and Costco.
To determine the best employers, Forbes and Statista used surveys from 70,000 workers at companies with at least 500 employees.
The workers were asked to rate their employer overall and in categories such as work environment, gender pay equity, opportunities for career advancement, pride in the company’s services and more.
“Our extraordinary leaders and staff, and longstanding public mission, truly set us apart,” said Sarasota Memorial Health Care System President and CEO David Verinder said in a news release. “Sarasota Memorial has cared for this community for nearly a century. There is a sense of pride and community ownership here that has endured through decades and continues to inspire us today.”
With nearly 10,000 employees, SMH sees more than 1 million patient visits each year at its 901-bed hospital in Sarasota, 110-bed hospital in Venice and network of outpatient and urgent care centers and medical practices.
The Forbes and Statista Best-in-State Employers may be viewed on the Forbes website.