Ardent Health Services Ranks Among Top Workplaces in Middle Tennessee

Ranking based on employee survey of a variety of workplace indicators. 

Nashville, Tenn. (July 20, 2017) – Ardent Health Services has been recognized as a top employer in Middle Tennessee. Sponsored by The Tennessean, the 2017 Top Workplaces survey was led by WorkplaceDynamics, an employee research and consulting firm. More than 14,000 employees representing 124 organizations participated in the survey. Ardent ranked sixteenth in the mid-sized category of local employees. This is the first year Ardent employees participated in the survey.

“We are honored to be recognized in Middle Tennessee as a Top Workplace,” shares David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services. “This survey represents our employees’ connection to our mission of providing quality health care to patients. With our corporate office comprised of human resources, finance, IT and shared services, this recognition illustrates the power our employees have to change lives and come to work every day knowing they are making a difference.”

The Tennessean's Top Workplaces recipients were selected from the results of a survey measuring how well employees are working together in these areas:

  • Alignment — the company’s values and direction
  • Effectiveness — encouraging innovation and excellence
  • Connection — work is meaningful and employees are appreciated
  • My Manager — genuine care and guidance for growth

In addition, employees responded to questions regarding:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Confidence in Leader
  • Pay and Benefits

The Tennessean published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 26, 2017. For more information about the companies featured visit

About Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 20 hospitals in six states with 18,000 employees including 500 employed physicians. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 87 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 78 percent of all hospitals ranked. Seven of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2017 – more than any other system in the country.

Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services invests in quality health care. In people, technology, facilities and communities, Ardent makes considerable investments – producing high quality care and extraordinary results.

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One Burton Hills Blvd.
Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 296-3000