9 March 2020  |

Kettering Health Network, the Adventist health care system that serves the Dayton metropolitan area in America’s Midwest, has been named to Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020. In the previous three years it ranked as high as number 15 in the Best Workplaces in Health Care.

The organization includes nine hospitals, 12 emergency departments, 120 outpatient clinics and a fully accredited college. It has nearly 12,000 employees and serves a metropolitan area with a total population of one million.

A survey of the employees found that 94 percent agreed that “I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community”; 92 percent agreed that “I am proud to tell others I work here”; and 91 percent agreed that “people care about each other here.” Key reasons that employees gave as to why Kettering Health Network is a great workplace included “people care” and “it is faith based.”

Three out of four employees are under 55 years of age and have been with the organization for less than 10 years. Although most key leaders in the organization are Adventists, nine out of ten employees are not. It is a community-based health care agency, but well known in the city as an institution of the Adventist denomination.

There are 12 Adventist churches in the metropolitan area with a total membership of more than 4,000, which is the largest per capita concentration of Adventists in any metropolitan area in America’s Midwest. The denomination’s Ohio Conference office is also located in Dayton.

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