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Baptist Health Louisville Named Among Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Baptist Health Louisville has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky (large employer category) for the 10th time, making the list every year since the program was created.

Only three other large employers in Kentucky can claim this honor.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Kentucky, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. This year, there were 29 companies chosen in the large employer category (now 500 or more employees); with 90 companies chosen overall.

“Through the surveys they completed for the ‘Best Places to Work’ process, our employees rated Baptist Health Louisville as a best place to work,” said President David Gray. “We value that as much – if not more – than our 10th consecutive listing.”

What makes Baptist Health Louisville a best place to work? Having an on-site day care, bank, beauty salon and dry cleaning pickup are factors, along with close proximity to the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center where employees enjoy a discount. A growing employee wellness program, including marked indoor walking trails plus a route through Brown Park next door, are more recent developments. Other amenities include private areas for breastfeeding mothers and meditation rooms on each floor of the Park Tower for employee use.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.  The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. 

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation.

About the program

The Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards program was created in 2005 and is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky SHRM Council and Best Companies Group. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

-         Have at least 25 employees working in Kentucky

-         Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

-         Be a publicly or privately held business

-         Have a facility in Kentucky

-         Must be in business a minimum of one year