CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BayCare Health System, a leading health care system in West Central Florida, has been named one of the top companies to work for in the United States by Great Place to Work and PEOPLE. "BayCare has taken a leadership approach to addressing mental health and substance abuse issues in their home state, which has higher-than-the-national-average suicide rates," according to the report. "BayCare pulled together a stakeholder group of competing local health care providers, law enforcement, schools, insurance providers and other community partners to study the issue. As a result, a new not-for-profit organization called Tampa Bay Thrives launched to connect patients to available resources, provide support for patients in crisis and educate and reduce the stigma of mental health issues. BayCare also committed to match donations dollar-for-dollar to support the $7.5-10 million needed to cover operating costs for the first five years."
The health system also recently launched a new Psychiatry Residency Program, bringing desperately needed mental health providers to the area.
"We're honored to receive this recognition," said Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of BayCare. "The pandemic, economic hardship and other challenges have affected our community's mental health and substance use, but unfortunately these issues are not new. Providing behavioral health services always has been part of BayCare's commitment to improving the overall health of the communities we serve."
"Caring isn't about being 'nice,'" says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. "It's about understanding the real needs of your people, of your community and of the world—and showing up in ways that make a meaningful impact. These companies make that kind of caring for people, and even the environment, part of their daily fabric."
Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.
This year's survey focused on how companies have succeeded in business while demonstrating outstanding respect, care, and concern for their employees, their communities, and the environment. In that survey, 85% of BayCare's employees said the organization is a great place to work. This number is 28% higher than the average U.S. company.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit www.BayCare.org.
About the PEOPLE Companies that Care®
Great Place to Work selected the PEOPLE Companies that Care by gathering and analyzing over 1 million confidential survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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