Best Places to Work: St. Bernards Medical Center


Best Places to Work: St. Bernards Medical Center

St. Bernards’ “patient-first” philosophy extends to its employees as well.

Staff have an on-site health clinic that diagnoses and treats minor illness and injuries for free. An employee pharmacy offers significant savings and a payroll deduction option as well.

Healthy living is encouraged through a wellness program that offers bonus incentives and awards for participation in an annual health screening, monthly classes and challenges focused on health.

St. Bernards Medical Center
Home: Jonesboro
Employees: 2,100
Industry Type: Health Care

Employees also have access to a 55,000 square foot fitness center. Energy generated from pedaling in the cycling studio is used to power the Health & Wellness Center.

Among other environmentally friendly efforts, St. Bernards recycles more than 2 million pounds of cardboard annually.

Financial well being is also a focus for the regional health care provider. Employees are guaranteed an annual raise and there are no caps on how high their pay can go, plus certain staff have opportunities to earn $100 bonuses and up to $6 per hour in critical shift income for working weekends and overtime.

St. Bernards and Project Search have partnered for provide job training and employment opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants go through three, 10-week internship programs with the goal of establishing full-time employment.