Ardent Health Services Receives Second Consecutive Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee Recognition

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

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – Ardent Health Services has been recognized as a top employer in Middle Tennessee for the second year in a row. Sponsored by The Tennessean, the 2018 Top Workplaces survey was led by Energage, an employee engagement research and consulting firm. More than 12,000 employees representing 112 organizations in Middle Tennessee participated in the survey. Ardent ranked twentieth in the mid-sized category of local employers. This is the second year Ardent employees participated in the survey.

“Our company has experienced rapid growth within the last year, doubling in size to 31 hospitals and 25,000 employees across seven states,” shares David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services. “Receiving this honor as a Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee is a reflection of our Nashville corporate employees’ dedication to our purpose of caring for people. I’m proud of their hard work, commitment and engagement in our company.”

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 — meaningful work and employee appreciations
  • My Manager — genuine care and guidance for growth

In addition, employees responded to questions regarding:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Confidence in Leadership
  • Compensation and Benefits

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 31 hospitals in seven states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Five of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2018 - the eleventh consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list.

Ardent operations are owned by an affiliate of Equity Group Investments (EGI), a Chicago-based private investment firm; Ventas, Inc., a leading real estate investment trust; and members of Ardent's executive management team. For more information, visit

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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