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PeaceHealth honored as healthiest large employer in state, in top 100 nationwide

By , Columbian staff writer
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For the fourth year in a row, Vancouver-based PeaceHealth was named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America and the healthiest employer in Washington for organizations with 5,000 or more employees.

That’s according to The Healthiest Employers survey conducted by the health care analytic platform Springbuk.

More than 10,000 employers from across the country participated in the survey and awards program.

The ranking process measures employee participation, health outcomes, leadership commitment and more.

PeaceHealth ranked 46th overall nationally and was one of five healthy systems in the Pacific Northwest in this year’s designation.

On top of being the fourth year in a row that PeaceHealth made the national list, it is also the third year in a row that PeaceHealth received the top ranking in Washington.

As in past years, PeaceHealth was recognized for its wellness program, which seeks to improve the financial health, nutrition, stress management and physical fitness of its employees.

In a press release, Healthiest Employers also pointed to PeaceHealth’s response to both the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and its employee food pantries as reasons for its high ranking.

“This recognition is especially meaningful this year as we approach two years of navigating and adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sarah Ness, PeaceHealth senior vice president and chief of staff.

PeaceHealth is the largest employer in Clark County and one of the largest health care systems in the Northwest, with over 16,000 caregivers, 1,200 clinicians and 10 medical centers.

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