Culture Matters

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A Focus on Belonging

At Ardent, we know people thrive when they feel respected and accepted as their true selves. That’s why we strive every day to create a culture of belonging for our patients, their families and one another. With the support of our national and local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Councils, Ardent is focused on developing policies and practices to support a sustainable culture of equity and belonging for all.

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National Recognition

  • Ardent has been recognized by Comparably’s Best Places to Work Awards, earning honors in the Best CEO, Best Company for Women, Best Leadership Teams and Best Work Life Balance categories among others.
  • Newsweek has recognized Ardent as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity. The prestigious accolade highlights Ardent's commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity thrives.
  • Modern Healthcare named seven Ardent entities as Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2023, marking the 15th year Ardent facilities have been honored with this recognition.
  • Our Nashville office has been consistently recognized as one Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces.
Ardent Cares

Caring for One Another

Caring for one another is an important part of our purpose. One way we do that is through the Ardent Cares Foundation. Created in 2019 to assist Ardent employees who experienced catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael, the foundation is an independent 501(c)3 providing emergency financial assistance to team members experiencing unplanned medical, funeral or natural disaster expenses.

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Women @ Ardent

Ardent is committed to supporting team members through a variety of programs and development opportunities, including Women @ Ardent. With the goal of elevating women throughout the organization, Women @ Ardent seeks to provide opportunities and resources to help develop vital leadership skills and increase visibility. Men and women throughout Ardent have access to monthly webinars and supporting resources on a variety of topics including professional and personal development, communication and leadership.