Tulane Health System, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced that HCA has been recognized on the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies ranking, an annual guide that identifies the best places for professionals to grow their careers and develop skills. HCA is one of only 50 companies in the fifth-annual ranking.

"Tulane Health System is proud to be a part of HCA, a company that places the health and wellbeing of its employees first and foremost," said Tom Patrias, Tulane Health System CEO. "This recognition not only reflects on HCA but on the culture of Tulane Health System and the importance of supporting our employees, especially during the public health crisis that strained our hospitals and communities.”

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, as a campus of Tulane Medical Center, also shares in this designation. "Our employees are the backbone of Lakeview Regional,” said Hiral Patel, Lakeview Regional CEO. "When healthcare jobs are in such high demand, it’s a blessing to have the talent and breadth of experience we have with our team."

HCA Healthcare protected its colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic by not laying-off a single employee. It instituted a pandemic pay program, which allowed the organization to continue to pay more than 127,000 colleagues and guaranteed that colleagues who could not be redeployed to other facilities would continue to receive 70% of their base pay.

The methodology of LinkedIn’s Top Companies list is built on research around what it means to build a great career, matched to exclusive LinkedIn data. There are seven key pillars on which HCA Healthcare was ranked, including ability to advance; skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity, and educational background.

Additionally, HCA Healthcare was recently named a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere for the eleventh time for understanding the importance of leading, making values-based decisions, and its overall commitment to integrity. HCA Healthcare continues to deliver on its promise of fostering a culture of diversity and belief that excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect, exemplified in recent diversity and inclusion efforts, including its award-winning BRAVE Conversations program, which provides colleagues an opportunity to discuss complex topics in a safe and respectful setting.