During a recent banquet in Dallas, HealthFirst TPA in Tyler was ranked 43 on Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

This is the first year HealthFirst has appeared on the list, according to officials.

“We are extremely honored to make this year's list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” said HealthFirst COO Cindy Klein. “To learn that HealthFirst placed 43rd in a group of 75 healthcare industry employers across the nation is a testament to our efforts to create a culture where everyone feels valued and empowered, ready to make a difference for every client.”

HealthFirst is among 12 Ardent Health Services hospitals, clinics and other entities ranked among the top in the country. This is the 12th consecutive year an Ardent hospital has been listed.

UT Health is a part of the healthcare providers.

Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on interviews with leadership and physicians, and ---a confidential employee survey that assesses satisfaction, work-life balance, communication, policies and practices, work environment and culture. “Providing excellent patient care and service is driven by highly engaged employees,” notes Ardent President and CEO David T. Vandewater. “Creating a supportive work environment is critical to the success of our company, and having so many Ardent facilities named to the ‘Best Place to Work in Healthcare’ affirms that our employees are focused on our purpose of caring for others: Our patients, their families and one another.”

About Ardent Health Services Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, focusing on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 25,000 employees, including 1,150 employed providers. Twelve Ardent-affiliated organizations – including one-third of the company’s hospitals – have been recognized by Modern Healthcare among the "Best Places to Work" in 2019, marking the 12th consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list. Ardent facilities also exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 80 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 71 percent of all ranked hospitals. About UT Health East Texas UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 32 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.

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