Forbes lists WVU Health System among “America’s Best Large Employers 2021”

Ranked 180 of 500 businesses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers 2021.”

“We are honored to be recognized among such elite company on the ‘America’s Best Employers’ list. People come to work for us not only because of the pay and benefits we offer but because of a higher calling to care for people who are sick or injured. And, many of them have been with us for decades. It takes special people to do that kind of work, and we’re proud to call them members of the WVU Medicine family,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, said. “Their passion and dedication and the family-like working atmosphere they create are what make WVU Medicine a great place to work.”

For its list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Survey participants were asked about their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family and were asked to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks 500 large employers that received the most recommendations from the survey.

The WVU Health System is West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer with more than 20,000 employees working at hospitals and clinics in five states. It is one of 25 businesses ranked in the “Healthcare and Social” industry sector.

“The hospitals, clinics, and support locations that comprise the WVU Health System are great places to work because all of our employees exhibit knowledge, commitment, compassion, and excellence, and this recognition is proof of that,” Leeann Kaminsky, chief human resources for the WVU Health System, said. “We offer competitive pay and benefits and flexible work environments because we want to attract and keep the best employees who will share our commitment to the highest quality patient care. We encourage anyone who might be interested in a career in healthcare to visit and apply to join our team.”

The complete award list can be viewed on the Forbes website by clicking here.

About the West Virginia University Health System

The West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer, is comprised of 13 hospitals – its flagship hospital, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and Fairmont Medical Center in Fairmont; Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg; Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway; Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg; Jackson General Hospital in Ripley; Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser; Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon; Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville; Uniontown Hospital in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; United Hospital Center in Bridgeport; and Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville. It also provides management services to Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Ohio; Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Maryland; Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, Ohio; Highland-Clarksburg Hospital in Clarksburg; Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton; and Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling. The WVU Health System also includes five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. For more information, visit