Five Ardent Health Services Hospitals Named As Best Places To Work In Healthcare


This is the tenth year for an Ardent hospital to be recognized on the prestigious list.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (May 17, 2018) – Modern Healthcare announced the top 100 health care organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the tenth year Ardent has been represented on this prestigious list with 11 facilities earning recognition during the past decade - including many repeat winners.

“This is a truly exceptional achievement,” shares Ardent President and CEO David T. Vandewater. “I would like to thank our leadership teams and every employee whose contributions have cultivated workplaces in support of our purpose of caring our patients, their families and one another.”

Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on interviews with leadership and physicians, and a confidential employee survey that assesses satisfaction, work-life balance, communication, policies and practices, work environment and culture. Ardent hospitals recognized are as follows:

  • Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, Oklahoma was named for the seventh year.
  • Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico was named for the third year.
  • Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico made the list for the first time.
  • Physicians Surgical Hospitals in Amarillo, Texas, was named for the sixth year.
  • Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma was recognized for the first year.

“On behalf of the entire company, congratulations to all those who make our hospitals and clinics a special place for their teammates, our patients and their families,” adds Vandewater.

About Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 31 hospitals in seven states with 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.


Tyra Palmer
Ardent Health Services
(615) 296-3146

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.

Contact Us

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