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9/7/22news article

Dayton Children’s Ranks #1 on Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2022 List

Dayton Children’s Hospital ranked #1 on the Forbes list of Best Employers by State 2022. The award recognizes employers who prioritize employment topics like safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Dayton Children’s was one of only 16 hospitals and health care facilities in Ohio to be recognized on the top 100 list of employers throughout the state.

Rankings were compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista — a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider — to conduct the study. Respondents were also asked how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations in industries outside of their own.

“Of all the honors Dayton Children’s could receive, I would put being named Best Employers by State from Forbes among the most meaningful because it comes for those who know us best, our staff,” said Debbie Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s. “Our commitment to our employees is to continue to find ways to go above and beyond to ensure that Dayton Children’s remains the best place to work in Ohio.”

When asked why Dayton Children’s is a great place to work, employees responded with the following:

  • “Working at Dayton Children’s is like working beside family. You can laugh and joke in the good times and be there to console each other in the bad times. Our patients and their families are number one in everything that we do!”  Stacy Hubbard, respiratory and transport
     
  • “Dayton Children’s, including our leaders, make every effort to move forward. We have cultivated an environment where we care about each other and our patients. Our work family is next level. We all have the same compassionate purpose…the kids!” Casey Hookfin, nursing administration
     
  • "In every role I’ve had in this hospital, I have felt like I really am making a difference for kids. I’m inspired every day by the kids around me. Some of these kids have challenges I’d never understand, but to think I can help them even if it’s just a little, that makes my heart full." Nikki Collier, patient access

This is the first time Dayton Children’s has made the list. This is the fourth year for the magazine’s Best Employers by State survey, which aims to capture the differences in how companies are perceived in various parts of the country.

To learn more about careers at Dayton Children’s visit childrensdayton.org/careers.View openings & apply today

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