Covenant Health Named Among Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Covenant Health has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare,” which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

According to Becker’s, the organizations on the list “offer benefits and opportunities for employees to build successful careers above and beyond the average healthcare provider or company; they encourage professional development and promote leadership from within. Many members of the list offer unique wellness and personal benefits to ensure employees strike a positive work/life balance, as well as employee recognition programs to highlight their accomplishments.”

Becker’s also noted that the healthcare organizations named to the list offer competitive benefits packages, and many support volunteerism and organize community outreach activities.

“We are extremely pleased that Covenant Health is listed among the ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare’ in the U.S.,” said Jim VanderSteeg, president and CEO. “As the largest employer in the Knoxville area, Covenant Health is committed to creating an outstanding environment where employees work together to put our patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for those we serve.

“For the past two years we have been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Employers based on employee feedback. The Becker’s recognition, which includes some of the most prestigious healthcare organizations in the country, is another affirmation that Covenant Health is a place where employees can achieve professional success and personal growth throughout their careers,” VanderSteeg said. “I am proud of all of our employees and their service to our patients, our health system and our region. It is an honor for Covenant Health to be included in this year’s Becker’s list of top workplaces.”

In addition to the attributes listed by Becker’s, Covenant Health was recognized for offering an Employee Assistance Program providing employees and their families support for work-life balance and personal concerns, and for the WeCare initiative, which annually raises funds for employees and patients in financial need. In 2017, employees contributed over $500,000 to WeCare. The health system previously has been recognized with a Knoxville Chamber Pinnacle “Impact” award for positively affecting the quality of life in East Tennessee.

Becker’s Healthcare provides business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders through five trade publications, including Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s Healthcare developed the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list based on nominations and editorial research. To see the full list, go to

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