PeaceHealth has been ranked No. 1 for the first time in the Portland Business Journal’s list of healthiest employers of Oregon for organizations with 5,000 or more employees. This is the sixth consecutive year PeaceHealth has been honored for encouraging the health and wellness of its employees, ranking in the top 3 since 2018.

The award acknowledges the prioritization of mental health and well-being support programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation uses an online assessment to measure employee participation, health outcomes and leadership commitment, among other measures.

PeaceHealth’s wellness program focuses on short-term and long-term health, nutrition, stress management and physical fitness.

“To truly enhance our caregivers’ health and well-being, we know we must offer whole-person care and proactive solutions that meet the needs of caregivers and their families,” said Sarah Ness, PeaceHealth executive vice president of people and culture. “Our caregivers continued to provide exceptional care for our patients through it all while also prioritizing caring for themselves and each other.”