Phoebe employees

The newest members of the Phoebe Family, named one of the best employers in the state, take a picture after finishing their employee orientation.

ALBANY — Phoebe Putney Health System is already known as one of the largest employers in southwest Georgia, but the health system has now been named one of the entire state’s best employers in a list by Forbes.

Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to survey 50,000 American workers and pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees.

It was the magazine’s first ranking of America’s best employers by state. The final list ranks nearly 1,500 employers that received the greatest recommendations in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“Phoebe is undoubtedly an outstanding place to work,” said Phoebe President/CEO Scott Steiner, “and we are proud the experts at Forbes recognized our continual efforts to create a rewarding and nurturing work environment for members of the Phoebe Family. Patient safety is our top priority, and we know engaged and fulfilled health care workers provide safe, quality care.”

Phoebe was one of those that made the cut for the state of Georgia, ranking No. 31 on the list of the state’s best employers that includes 55 other employers in the state.

“We work hard to recruit and retain outstanding employees at every level of our organization,” Phoebe Chief Human Resources Officer Tony Welch said. “And we are committed to providing a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees that equals or exceeds what workers will find at many of the best employers in this country.”

Many of the other employers on the list for the state of Georgia were companies that employ state workers but are not based here, with California-based Google coming in at the top of the list.

Other Georgia-based companies that made the list include Home Depot, Chick-fil-A and Georgia-Pacific.

“It is an honor for Phoebe to be mentioned alongside those large employers that are well-known for providing outstanding customer service and for treating their employees well,” Steiner said.

“For more than a century, Phoebe has not only provided cutting-edge, compassionate health care, but we have been a vital part of the economy of southwest Georgia. We pledge to continue to serve our patients well, grow our role as a good corporate citizen and provide an outstanding work place for every member of the Phoebe Family.”

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