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Highlights | The survey results are in

  • UW Medicine is the top healthcare employer in Washington.
  • The Forbes annual list of America’s Best Employers by State is based on a survey of 70,000 employees nationally.
  • UW Medicine continues to offer referral bonuses to fill critical positions.  

In its 2022 list of “America’s Best Employers By State,” Forbes has ranked UW Medicine as the top healthcare system and third overall best workplace in Washington. This year’s rankings are based on a survey of 70,000 employees nationally and include 1,382 employers that received the most recommendations. In addition to questions about fair pay, safe working conditions and an inclusive culture, the survey focused on the wage gap for women and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Despite the many stresses on employees in healthcare today — from the toll of the pandemic to staffing and capacity challenges — our high rankings in the Forbes survey reflect our focus on our people and our role within the community,” says Tim Dellit, MD, interim CEO of UW Medicine. “I believe they show the continuing commitment to UW Medicine’s mission as a source of purpose and workplace satisfaction. At the same time, we recognize that we need to continue to build upon our efforts to improve our learning and work environments to support the well-being of our employees, and we are committed to listening to our employees to make sure that we can continue to attract and retain the top talent that makes UW Medicine special.”

Refer a colleague

UW Medicine continues to seek caring and dedicated professionals to join our workforce.

Help us fill critical Harborview, UW Medical Center (Montlake and Northwest), UW Medicine Primary Care, and Shared Services positions and earn up to $1,000 for your referral.

Refer a registered nurse (RN) between August 1, 2022, and November 30, 2022. If your referral is hired into a nursing position at UW Medicine, you might be eligible for a $3,000 employee referral payment.

Learn more about the employee referral program or check out our careers page.