NEW ORLEANS – Becker’s Healthcare has recognized Ochsner Health System on its 2014 list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”

Each year, Becker’s Healthcare develops their top 150 list through research and nominations, organizations evaluated on their benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence. The resulting list is a compilation of 150 healthcare organizations that go above and beyond for their employees and are great places to work.

In just the past year alone, Ochsner, which employs more than 14,000 employees, has implemented system-wide employee focused events and local employee recognition and engagement strategies at each campus, contributing to its employee and leader engagement scores surpassing the national healthcare industry average for percentage of employees and leaders “actively engaged.” Ochsner’s commitment to its employees has also been further demonstrated through its recognition of being named to the New Orleans CityBusiness “Best Places to Work” list every year since 2005, in addition to being named to the AARP’s “Best Employers for Workers over 50” list for the fifth time in 2013.

Several other well-known organizations recognized on this list included the following:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore)
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.)

The full list can be read here: 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.

Becker’s Healthcare has also named Warner Thomas, CPA, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Ochsner Health System, a recipient of their 2014 Leadership Awards.

The awards recognize leaders nationwide who have made remarkable contributions that will leave an impact on their respective healthcare health systems, hospitals and communities for future generations. Award recipients will be recognized at the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting held May 15-17 in Chicago.

The complete list of all 25 recipients includes leaders of well-known organizations such as Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

The full list of all recipients can be read here: 2014 Leadership Awards.


Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by 10 hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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