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University of Michigan Health-West Again Named Among Nation’s “Best and Brightest” Employers

For the third year in a row, University of Michigan Health-West has received national recognition as one of the country’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

The Spring 2022 designation by the National Association for Business Resources was the sixth time UM Health-West has earned the recognition since 2014. The 139 national winners were chosen from among 1,100 nominations, with an independent research firm reviewing them in categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

“This recognition belongs to our team members across West Michigan,” said Dr. Peter Hahn, President and CEO of UM Health-West. “They themselves are the ‘best and brightest,’ and their outstanding work is what sustains the culture that has defined us for 80 years.”

UM Health-West was the only Grand Rapids-area health system named to the national list, as well as the 2022 list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, a honor it has received 11 times since 2011.

NABR officials said the Best and Brightest program celebrates companies that are improving business, creating richer lives and building stronger communities.

“These 2022 winning organizations have stood out during unpredictable times and have proven they are an employer of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program. “They continue to keep the needs of their employees first and provide perks that include development, wellbeing, work-life balance, rewards and recognition. In addition, these winning companies offer a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts retains superior employees.”

Bruce Carrier, Chief Human Resources Officer for UM Health-West, said the designation highlights UM Health-West as an employer of choice with a welcoming culture and competitive pay and benefits.

“As we continue to grow, we invite job-seekers to learn more about why we are consistently among the nation’s Best and Brightest employers,” Carrier said.

Learn more about working at UM Health-West here.