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June 06, 2017

Penn Medicine lands in Forbes' top 10 places to work in United States

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Quad containing medical and research buildings of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The University of Pennsylvania's impact on the economy of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania totaled $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2015, an enormous figure that powerfully quantifies the Ivy League institution's central role in the livelihood of our region.

For those who work at Penn Medicine, the benefits go beyond delivering meaningful contributions to the health care sector.

In Forbes' latest annual ranking of America's best employers, Penn Medicine lands at No. 7, one of two Philadelphia-area companies to crack this year's top 50.

“We are extremely proud of the exceptional care we offer our patients, which is sustained by the commitment, compassion, and talent exhibited by every single person who works at Penn Medicine,” Ralph W. Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, said in a statement. “Our staff is our greatest asset as we work together to continue our efforts as a health care leader.”

Penn Medicine employs more than 35,000 people across five hospitals, providing career opportunities for physicians, nurses, researchers and many other health professionals and support staff. The university credits its broader success and recognition to a culture of teamwork, flexibility, variety and professional development.

The health system recently announced a new partnership with Princeton HealthCare System and will embark on the construction of a $1.5 billion hospital on Penn's West Philadelphia campus.

Forbes determined its rankings in partnership with research firm Statista, which surveyed 30,000 U.S. workers to see whether they would recommend their organization to friends and family.

Malvern-based investment management company Vanguard came in at 44 on the 2017 rankings.

Here are the top 10 best workplaces in the United States in 2017.

1. Costco Wholesale

2. Google

3. REI

4. Memorial Hermann Health System

5. United Services Automobile Association

6. MD Anderson Cancer Center

7. Penn Medicine

8. Mayo Clinic

9. City of Austin

10. Wegmans Food Markets

See the full rankings here.