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June 26, 2017

The 17 health care CEOs rated highest by employees, according to Glassdoor

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Three health system CEOs made Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes CEOs who have the highest employee ratings on the career website.

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Glassdoor compiled the ratings list based on voluntary, anonymous feedback that site users provide when they review their company on Glassdoor. The review covers CEOs' leadership as well as employees' satisfaction with their employer, job, and work environment over the past year, according to Becker's Hospital Review. This year's list draws data from May 2, 2016 to May 1, 2017.

Glassdoor compiled a list of the 100 highest-rated CEOs among large companies as well as a list of the 25 highest-rated CEOs among small and medium companies.

The large employers list included three CEOs leading health care systems—all of whom are Advisory Board members. Those CEOs are:

  • Craig Thompson, CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering (No. 4);  
  • Michael Dowling, Northwell Health (No. 67); and
  • Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente (No. 68).

The list also included CEOs of several other organizations involved in the health care industry, including:

  • Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific (No. 3);
  • Tim Pierce, Morrison Healthcare (No. 25);
  • Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson (No. 30);
  • Kevin Lobo, Stryker (No. 57);
  • Richard Gonzalez, AbbVie (No. 62);
  • J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care (No. 64);
  • David Taylor, Procter & Gamble (No. 76);
  • George Barrett, Cardinal Health (No. 79);
  • Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan (No. 85);
  • Pat Esser, Cox Communications (No. 92); and
  • Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin (No. 99).

Of those CEOs, nine lead organizations that are Advisory Board members.

Several CEOs of health care organizations also made the small-and-medium-employer list:

  • Matt Scantland, CoverMyMeds (No. 8);
  • Dan Burton, Health Catalyst (No. 9); and
  • Jacqueline Pollock, Emergency Medicine Associates (No. 11).

Of those CEOs, two lead organizations that are Advisory Board members (Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, 6/22; Rosin, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/21; "Highest Rated CEOs 2017 Employees' Choice," Glassdoor, accessed 6/23).

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