MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on inaugural Forbes List of America’s Best Employers by state

Ranks highest among eight health care organizations listed in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 11, 2019) – MUSC Health ranks No. 5 on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best Employers in South Carolina. Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in its first-ever ranking of America’s Best Employers by state. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

“It is always gratifying when employees acknowledge our organization as an outstanding employer,” said Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President of Health Affairs, University. “No matter how much advanced technology we use, it takes highly skilled, compassionate, caring people to reach a health system’s fullest potential and to consistently deliver our best to patients and families.”

In the Palmetto state, the top five best employers on the list are: Boeing, Bosch, Chick-fil-A, Costco Wholesale and MUSC Health. There are a total of eight health care organizations on the state list. MUSC Health is the highest-ranking among the health care organizations. 

To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they would recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors — the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce. Those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.


About MUSC Health

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit

Founded in 1824, MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. For information on academic programs, visit