Scripps Health had an exciting month in March, as it was included in a number of 'best of' lists for its workplace practices.
It was named among the top 100 employers in the nation by Fortune magazine. Fortune's 18th annual list of America's "100 Best Companies to Work For" ranked Scripps as No. 60.
Three primary reasons were cited for Scripps' high ranking as an employer: its no-layoff philosophy, robust employee engagement and benefits programs, and flexible programs to accommodate workers' needs at various stages of their careers.
Scripps Health was also named number eight among Fortune's Top 10 Best Companies for Women. Fortune noted that the healthcare industry is dominating the market for female talent.
Scripps Health has been named one of the "Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women" for 2015 by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women's advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment. The announcement, is featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine.
Also, for the sixth consecutive year and the eighth time overall, Scripps Green Hospital has been named among the top 100 teaching hospitals in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics.
The listings happened on the same month that Scripps moved the first 100 patients into the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, touted as the most advanced center for heart care in the West Coast.
The La Jolla-based institute brings together leading researchers, physicians, staff and technologies in the largest heart program in the region.
The 383,000-square-foot tower of glass, brick and steel, which rises seven stories, cost $456 million. It is named after local real estate developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys, who gave a $45 million gift toward the institute.