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HealthFirst ranked as Best Places to Work in Healthcare

TYLER (October 2, 2023) – Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for healthcare organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with HealthFirst returning to the list for the third year, ranking #25 among the top in the country.


“We’re thrilled at this honor because it recognizes the work we do every day – building a culture where every employee feels empowered, valued and ready to make a difference for every client,” said Cindy Klein, chief operating officer for HealthFirst.


HealthFirst joins six other entities from Ardent Health Services, the hospital’s parent company based in Nashville, Tennessee.


“Creating a culture where people feel connected to our purpose and come to work every day to serve others is a focus across Ardent,” shares Ardent President and CEO Marty Bonick. “I’m incredibly proud that our local leaders and team members continue to foster workplaces where people want to develop in their careers. This recognition is a celebration of each and every team member at our seven entities who made this prestigious list.”


Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on a confidential employee survey and in-depth questionnaire assessing overall satisfaction, work-life balance, communication, policies and practices, work environment and culture.

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 80 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.

About Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services is a leading provider of healthcare in communities across the country. With a focus on consumer-friendly processes and investments in innovative services and technologies, Ardent is passionate about making healthcare better and easier to access. Through its subsidiaries, Ardent owns and operates 30 hospitals and 200+ sites of care with more than 1,400 aligned providers in six states. Learn more at

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