Encompass Health named a 2019 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune

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Encompass Health is a big name here in the Magic City. This Birmingham-based healthcare company has over 300 locations in 37 states! Formerly known as HealthSouth, Encompass Health has been headquartered in Birmingham, AL since 1982. Fortune recently named Encompass one of their”75 Best Large Workplaces for Women.” Find out why!

4 Consecutive Years on the List of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Patient Dexter Newton and charge nurse Rahab Kimura at Encompass Health Lakeshore. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In March of this year, Encompass Health ranked #54 on the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.” This was their 4th year in a row to make the list!

With over 40k employees and several departments and locations throughout the Birmingham area, Encompass Health is a name most Magic City residents know.

In addition to their ranking on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, they recently received another accolade for being an outstanding workplace for women.

“Being ranked in the top 10 in this important category is a testament to the impact Encompass Health is making in the lives of the women, which make up 85 percent of our home health workforce.”

April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Health’s home health and hospice segment

Encompass Health Just Made the List of Fortune’s “75 Best Large Workplaces for Women”

Natalie Nadler, case manager at Encompass Health Lakeshore. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

To be considered for the “large workplaces” category, companies must claim over 1,000 employees, as well as meet several other standards.

Once researchers determine the eligible companies, female employees submit a 60-question survey about their experience in the workplace. Survey results primarily determine the rankings.

Not only did Encompass Health make the list, they also made the top 10, ranking at #6! They ranked above American Express, Hulu, and more giants. Check out the full list of rankings.


To determine the list, researchers analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million U.S. employees.

The minimum requirement for consideration is employing at least 50 women, with at least 20% of their non-executive managers being female, and at least one of their executives being female.

You can read all about the selection methodology here!

It’s Clearly a Great Place to Work—Here’s How You Can Join

Ms. Harriett Kuvinka works with Physical Therapist Christina Peoples at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County in Pelham. Photo via Bham Now

If all this has you wanting to get in on the Encompass Health action, good news! They currently have 9 job openings posted on our site, including positions in nursing, accounting, IT, and more.

Just follow this link, then search “Encompass” in the keywords box.

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