Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Colorado Makes Forbes’ 2024 List of America’s Best Large Employers

Children's Hospital Colorado | February 14, 2024

Children's Colorado has been named on the Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers 2024. This prestigious award is based on employees’ willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and participants were given the chance to rate other employers in their respective industries. This year, Children’s Colorado was ranked No. 4 on a list of 500 organizations and companies nationwide.

Employees rank Children’s Colorado fourth in the nation

America's Best Large Employers 2024 were identified in an independent survey of more than 170,000 Americans working for companies with more than 5,000 employees in the United States. Businesses and organizations were rated based on criteria such as working hours, competitive compensation, opportunities for training and promotion, workload expectations, mental health benefits and diversity within the management team. Starting this year, the methodology also included data from the past three years to better identify employers that have been consistently highly rated over time.

Creativity and positivity create a strong workplace

From flash mobs to paid parental leave and emergency backup childcare, Children’s Colorado uses creativity and positivity to create a workplace culture worthy of landing No. 4 on Forbes’ list of America's Best Large Employers.

"We work hard to cultivate a workplace culture that embodies our value of being a caring community, while exuding humble expertise, generous service and boundless creativity,” said Betsy Rodriguez, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Children’s Colorado. “Plus, we like to find ways to have fun and lift spirits for team members and patients alike."

Some of the most beloved stress relievers at the hospital are our highly trained Medical Dogs, which are available to help lower a child’s anxiety during a procedure, motivate a child to meet their goals, make the clinical environment feel more like home and give kids a reason to play and smile – which is more important than ever when they're sick. Our team members love them as much as our patients do.

Promoting well-being while working at Children's Colorado

At Children’s Colorado, our commitment to fostering an environment of safety and support is unwavering. We proudly offer a variety of opportunities designed to enhance the professional and personal lives of our team members:

  • Professional Growth and Learning: Our team members have access to a comprehensive suite of advancement and development initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, structured leadership training, personalized coaching sessions, and a robust mentoring program.
  • Employee Support Services: Recognizing the importance of mental and emotional well-being, we offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that encompasses a wide array of services such as individual counseling sessions, well-being coaching, and an assortment of digital tools for self-care and personal development.
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes competitive salaries, retirement plan contributions with matching options, health insurance coverage, regular market pay assessments, and opportunities for merit-based increases.
  • Inclusive and Supportive Culture: We are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone — team members, patients, and their families — feels respected, valued, and safe.

Beyond these core offerings, Children’s Colorado is proud to provide additional support and resources tailored to the needs of our employees and their families. This includes enhanced mental health support, dedicated lactation rooms for new parents, flexible childcare solutions, innovative flexible scheduling options, and various professional development paths.

By prioritizing flexibility, balance, and comprehensive wellness, Children’s Colorado continues to stand out as a leader in creating a workplace culture that not only meets but exceeds the needs and expectations of our dedicated team members.

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