Baptist Health Louisville named among Best Places to Work in Kentucky
Baptist Health Louisville (formerly known as Baptist Hospital East) has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky (large employer category) for the ninth time, making the list every year since the program was created.
Only four other organizations in Kentucky – one of them Baptist East’s sister hospital Baptist Health Lexington (formerly known as Central Baptist) – 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. There were 40 companies chosen in the large employer category (250 or more employees); with 74 companies chosen overall.
“To earn this distinction nine years running speaks volumes about the ongoing commitment and enthusiasm of our staff in creating a dynamic work environment for patient care,” said President David Gray. “This sends yet another message to the community that Baptist is as strong and healthy as ever.”
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. An employee wellness program, including marked indoor walking trails plus a route through Brown Park next door are more recent developments. Other amenities include a private room 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..
Baptist Health Louisville will be recognized and honored at an awards dinner on Tuesday, April 16 at the Lexington Convention Center. The final rankings will be announced at the event.
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 the state of Kentucky
- Must be in business a minimum of one year
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Kentucky program, visit