Southeast Health Named to the Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2023 List

DOTHAN, Ala – Southeast Health is proud to announce for the second year in a row, we have been named to the Forbes list of Best-in-State Employers.

This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced today, and it can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

America’s Best-in-State Employers 2023 were identified in an independent survey based on a vast sample of Americans working for companies with more than 500 employees in the USA. Participants were asked whether or not they would recommend their employer to friends and family, and to evaluate their employer based on criteria including working conditions, diversity, salary, potential for development and company image.

“There is no complicated formula to becoming a Best-in-State-Employer. Simply put, it starts and ends with great employees who are committed to providing excellent patient care in a safe environment, as well as educating future physicians. It is their dedication to this organization and community that allowed us to receive this prestigious award.” said Rick Sutton, chief executive officer of Southeast Health. “I am proud of our Southeast Health team for giving of themselves daily in service to the community, our patients and our students. We don’t do it for awards or recognition, we do it because service is in our heart, and we believe every patient and student deserves access to your very best.”


Sutton went on to say, unsolicited recognitions like this confirm we are moving in the right direction to improve quality and safety, along with patient and student satisfaction. As we continue to garner awards for quality, safety and Best-in-State employer, we enhance our reputation as a preferred healthcare provider and top osteopathic medical school.


About Southeast Health

Southeast Health, which includes the region’s largest not-for-profit hospital, is a community-based academic health system dedicated to improving health and wellness for residents of southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Southeast Health system includes the Medical Center, Medical Group, Foundation, Statera Network, and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM). The Medical Center is a 420 bed regional referral center serving more than 460,000 residents. It is one of three certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Alabama, and is recognized as a Level II Trauma Center and Chest Pain Center. In addition, Southeast Health has the region’s only NICU with specialty trained neonatologists