BayCare Named a Top Employer by Forbes

April 21, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – BayCare, the largest community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area, has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes. BayCare was rated No. 117 overall on the list of 500 employers. BayCare is also one of only 25 employers listed in the health care category.

“We always say that BayCare’s most valuable resource is our employees – we call them 'team members’ – and the positive attitudes they bring to work every day,” said Steve Mason, CEO of BayCare. “We return their loyalty by trying our best to be an employer who values what they do for our communities and the patients we serve. There is no doubt that we are where we are today as the leading health system in the Tampa Bay region because of our team members and their hard work and dedication. We are honored to be recognized as a top employer, but we also recognize that BayCare’s team members are the ones who make us who we are as an organization.”

More than 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people were surveyed for the America’s Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation.

The top 500 list can be found in the April 13 issue of Forbes.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

BayCare’s family of hospitals is Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at