Forbes Names NKCH and MH to America’s Best Midsize Employer List


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(North Kansas City, MO, March 3, 2023) – For the second consecutive year, Forbes ranks North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health as the top midsize hospital and health system employer in Kansas City. Out of 500 companies, the NKCH and MH system is No. 148 on the list of America’s Best Midsize Employers, up 34 spots for 2023. The complete list is available on the Forbes website.

“It is an honor to again be recognized as the top midsize hospital in Kansas City,” said Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD, president and CEO of NKCH and MH. “We work every day to create an environment where our team is engaged, appreciated and respected. They are the foundation of the exceptional patient care for which we are known.”

Forbes partners with market research firm Statista to build its list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Statista surveys approximately 45,000 workers employed by companies with 1,000-5,000 employees. Participants are asked to evaluate employers on key indicators, including diversity, employee compensation, image, opportunities for development and workplace environment.

“This award represents our team’s commitment to our employees,” said Dawn Bryant, vice president of Human Resources with NKCH. “We are focused on serving as a world-class workplace for our staff to grow. As an employer of choice for more than 3,500 employees, working here goes beyond a salary, benefits and advancement. We give them a place to be great.”

About North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health

For more than 60 years, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide hope and healing to every life we touch.

NKCH is an acute care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From our award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to our cancer, emergency, neuroscience, spine, women’s and other services, we provide a lifetime of care.

Through our Meritas Health subsidiary, NKCH offers the largest network of provider practices in the Northland, with more than 280 primary and specialty care doctors and advanced practice

providers in over 35 convenient locations, including an express care clinic in the 64th Street Hy-Vee store.

Our accreditations demonstrate our commitment to providing quality healthcare, including:

Our oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides patients with access to clinical trials and state-of-the-art radiation therapy.

Our mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of our employees, the Northland community and beyond. U.S. News & World Report ranked NKCH High Performing in 10 procedures and conditions and named NKCH a Best Regional Hospital. Forbes honored NKCH as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers, ranking NKCH the top midsize hospital and health system in the Kansas City area and No. 148 midsize company in the nation.

Image removed.In addition to our Wellness Corner in Gladstone Community Center, each year NKCH serves more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs.

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