Covenant Health is best employer per Forbes, Newsweek

Jay FitzOur Town Health

Covenant Health has been recognized by Newsweek and Forbes as a best employer. Both organizations compile employer rankings based on survey feedback from workers across the country.

Newsweek’s 2023 list of “America’s Greatest Workplaces” names the top 1,000 employers in over 30 industries. Covenant Health was one of six healthcare organizations in Tennessee to be named to the list, and one of 69 hospitals and health systems in the country.

Forbes 2023 list of “Best-in-State Employers” for Tennessee recognized 76 employers in the state with Covenant Health being one of 10 healthcare organizations named.

Jim VanderSteeg

“Covenant Health consistently receives awards for being a great place to work thanks to the dedication of our staff who provide extraordinary care every day,” said Jim VanderSteeg, president and CEO. “Over 20 percent of our employees have been with Covenant Health for more than 20 years which is a true testament to Covenant Health being a great place to work.”

Earlier this year, Covenant Health was also named to a national list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Newsweek is a global media organization that reaches 100 million people monthly. To view the full list of “America’s Greatest Workplaces” or read more about the methodology, visit

Forbes is a global media organization that reaches 150 million people monthly. To view the full list of “Best-in-State Employers” or read more about the methodology, visit

Covenant Health serves 23 counties and 2 million+ patients each year with nearly 150 locations, including 10 hospitals; outpatient clinics; specialized behavioral, oncology and rehabilitation facilities; home care; physician practices and community programs. With more than 11,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Covenant Health is the area’s largest employer and has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer seven times.

Covenant Health provided information for this article.


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