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UCHealth named top Colorado employer in Forbes 2021 ranking

September 13, 2021

Aurora, Colo.  (August 30, 2021) –  After more than a year of one of the most challenging times for health care workers, Forbes named UCHealth as the No. 1 employer in Colorado this week.

The organization’s annual list of America’s Best Employers By State was released recently after a survey of 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

“As the largest non-military employer in southern Colorado, we are thrilled to see UCHealth also recognized as Colorado’s best place to work,” said Joel Yuhas, president and CEO of UCHealth Memorial.  “Our more than 6,000 employees, physicians and associates strive daily to fulfill our mission of improving lives. We are grateful for their dedication to our patients and our community.”

UCHealth includes 26,000 employees, hundreds of physicians, 12 acute-care full-service hospitals, more than 150 clinic locations across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.  The system offers a comprehensive health, welfare and retirement benefit package to full-time and part-time employees, including tuition reimbursement, a pension plan, an annual bonus and shift incentive program.

The company continues to grow with the population of Colorado. Over the past 6 months, UCHealth has hired more than 4,400 new, external employees including more than 1,100 new nurses. New employee orientations often have hundreds of people in each class, and today, UCHealth has about 7% more employees than at this time last year.

These new employees are making a difference, but especially when our hospitals are as full as they are right now, recruiting employees and retaining current employees are top priorities for the system.

For more information about the Forbes list and its methodology, click here.

Cary Vogrin
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