At Baptist Health South Florida, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 687 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.06. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 61669 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked Baptist Health South Florida to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the largest healthcare organization in South Florida, with eight hospitals and more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning four counties. Our not-for-profit, faith-based organization has over 16,000 employees and 2,424 affiliated physicians.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Coral Gables, Florida, 33143 US Sites: 85
Major Locations: Miami, Florida; South Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Homestead, Florida; Tavernier, Florida; Marathon, Florida US Employees: 16,210
US Revenues: $2,376.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,376.1 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1960

Baptist Health South Florida has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2018 (ranked 21)

Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2018 (ranked 46)

Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma 2018 (ranked 7)

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (ranked 25)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 52)

Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 46)

Nurse Katia Mura Operates Medical Equipment

Perks and Programs

We asked Baptist Health South Florida to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Wellness Advantage: Our nationally recognized Wellness Advantage program, an eleven-time winner of the Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health, helps employees reach their health and fitness goals. With more than a dozen different onsite services, ranging from Zumba classes to a cutting-edge health management program, Baptist Health’s Wellness Advantage has truly helped foster a healthier, happier workforce.
  • The Sunshine Fund: This fund, coordinated by Baptist Health's Pastoral Care department, is supported by employees to help co-workers facing difficulties. The program provides interest free loans to employees who need emergency help in a financial crisis. For every $1 employees contribute to the Sunshine Fund, Baptist Health contributes an additional $1.
  • Care and Counseling Services: Care and Counseling Services (CCS) is a program provided by Baptist Health's licensed, multi-lingual onsite clinicians who offer free, holistic (Mind, Body and Spirit) counseling to their fellow employees. This service is an extension of what our pastoral care department has been offering to the community and provides an alternative to our Employee Assistance Program, when employees want same-day, face-to-face counseling from in-house clinicians who they know and trust.
  • Adoption Benefit: Baptist Health offers financial assistance for the legal adoption of children, up to $10,000 per adoption per year, for a maximum of two adoptions. This assistance helps cover costs including legal fees, agency fees, travel and lodging costs and immigration.
  • Baptist Health Market: Employees can buy batteries, medical supplies and other household items at a deep discount through the Baptist Health Market, a 24-hour online store operated by Baptist Health's Supply Chain Services. Items purchased are delivered directly to the employee's work space.
  • Ergonomic Consultation and Safe Patient Handling: Baptist Health has an in-house team dedicated to ensuring that our employees’ workstations are set up in an ergonomically ideal fashion. They make "house" calls to our facilities and order extra equipment as needed for employees concerned about injury. In addition, they provide Safe Patient Handling education, tools, guidance and the latest equipment to help caregivers avoid injuries to themselves and to minimize the risk of patient falls.
  • Transit Benefit: Baptist Health commuters receive deep discounts on public transportation through our subsidized transit passes, which have saved employees upwards of $1,000/year on public transportation costs. The passes are good for Tri-Rail services, which provide transportation across three counties of South Florida, Metro-rail services within Miami-Dade County, and bus transportation and parking at facilities across the region.
  • Wellness Meal and Better for You Food Philosophy: Our Better for You Food Philosophy provides employees easy access to better food choices in all dining rooms and food service outlets such as cafes, snack carts, doctors’ lounges, waiting areas, employee pantries, staff lounges, vending machines, gift shops and childcare facilities. The Better For You Wellness Meal, which includes a lean protein, whole grains, fresh vegetable and bottle of water is a steal at just $3.00.
  • Zero Co-Pay for Visits to Our Network Physicians: Encouraging our employees to be the healthiest they can be is a priority for Baptist Health. We believe that having a primary care physician (PCP) or family doctor who monitors your overall health is an essential part of staying well. To encourage the use of a PCP, we offer a no-copay benefit to our employees and dependents enrolled in a Baptist Health medical plan who use any one of the hundreds of in-network PCPs in our Baptist Health Quality Network or Baptist Health Medical Group.
  • Onsite Early Learning Centers: Many employers offer onsite daycare, but Baptist Health goes a step further. We provide onsite early learning centers for our employees' children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) with classroom environments designed to support and adapt to children’s development at various stages. Classroom spaces are divided into well-defined interest areas to encourage distinct types of play and foster cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative development. Our early childhood educators stay current on best practices by attending community training sessions and college courses.


$85,057 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Proficient Registered Nurse $113,546 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Practitioner 1
76% Company-paid health coverage for employees 66% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
64% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$10,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Nurses Kyong-Mi Kim and Carole J Ryan


29 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness Centers Fitness Classes and Programs Childbirth and Lactation Education Employee Health Offices Hair Salon Print Shop Gift Shops Cafeterias Coffee Shops Lactation Rooms Concierge Services through LifeWorks Baptist Health Market National and Local Discounts Citizenship Assistance On-site childcare Baptist Health South Florida Credit Union at each hospital Ergonomic Assistance Medical Library Mailing Services Massage Therapy offered at a discount Meals-To-Go Chapels Pastoral Care and Counseling Services)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
84 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*14 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$301,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $267,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Supervisor Plant Operations Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 8 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Nurses Lourdes Diaz & Belkis Gonzalez, walk the Halls of Miami Cancer Institute


Mariners Hospital Employees

How to Get Hired

We asked Baptist Health South Florida for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

An ideal candidate is someone who demonstrates our service excellence standards: caring, compassion, teamwork, effective communication, commitment to privacy and confidentiality, safety, quality, service recovery, and cost effectiveness. We look for people who can show us how they have lived these values, especially in a healthcare or hospitality environment. We enjoy hearing examples of how candidates have connected to others and demonstrated excellence in the work that they do. Those who excel in a team environment are a good match for us. For patient care positions, we seek those who have delivered outstanding care and achieved the best possible outcomes. For leadership roles, past performance in developing, engaging and serving as a role model for a diverse team is essential, as is project execution and goal attainment. Because our industry is rapidly transforming, we also seek those who can show how they can adapt to ambiguity and adjust to change.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Throughout the interview process, demonstrating dedication to your role/career, a passion or love for what you do, and a record of success will make a great impression on our team. Professional attire, engaging conversation, a positive attitude and sincerity all leave a lasting, positive impression on our recruiters. Individuals who can show us how they commit to continuous learning and development exemplify the talent we strive to acquire. Candidates can prepare by learning about our organization and developing questions to ensure that a decision to join Baptist Health is right for them.  They need to verify that the culture of our organization is aligned to their personal views and beliefs. Tips include: dress for success, sell yourself, let your personality shine, quantify your success, outline your best accomplishments and be ready to talk with us about how you want to learn and grow.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Our focus continues to be on direct patient care registered nurses (RNs) with hospital experience -- in particular, operating room RNs, Emergency Department RNs and our Internal Agency RNs – as well as medical coders and allied health positions. On the non-clinical side, we seek experienced IT professionals, such as people with prior data warehouse, PeopleSoft and business intelligence experience, revenue cycle management roles and patient access positions. As we continue to expand our primary care physician services, we need people with physician practice experience, such as medical assistants and practice managers. Our outpatient services and ambulatory surgery centers continue to grow, thus, we need to hire additional urgent care RNs and staff to deliver compassionate care to our patients at these sites.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We recommend that those interested in joining our award-winning organization take time to learn about who we are, what we do and what is important to succeed at Baptist Health. Interested candidates should follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They should also spend time on our Careers Site, which is found by visiting and clicking “Careers” at the top of the page. There, candidates will see a search tool to find just the right job, along with detailed news and information on our organization. Candidates can sign up for our “Talent Community” to get job opportunity alerts and keep abreast of what is happening at Baptist Health South Florida.  Of course, candidates should apply for positions with qualifications and prior experience that matches their own, and be able to explain how they have supported the success of organizations where they have previously worked.

hiring Outlook

5,975 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 1% Job Growth
7 Average applicants per opening 34,790 Total job applicants
37% New hires by employee referrals 48% Openings filled by current employees
223 Recent graduates hired 13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
20% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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