UMHS named among 101 best and brightest companies in Metro Detroit for ninth year

The University of Michigan Health System has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for the ninth time since 2005.

The recognition comes as a result of survey responses received from a sample of the Health System’s staff. UMHS was honored along with other select companies by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources receive this honor.

“The U-M Health System is honored to be given this recognition,” says Stephanie Schroeder, Chief Human Resource Officer, Interim, at the UMHS. “It serves as a testimonial to our employees’ continued ability to serve a diverse patient population, think creatively and work together in new and effective ways.”

For the competition, UMHS was evaluated on the basis of its employees’ survey responses to different questions on leadership, productivity, communications, career opportunities, working conditions, management, pay and benefits.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories.  They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s ‘Best and Brightest’ companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management,” says Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president.

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Davenport University, DTE Energy, The Henry Ford, Detroit Athletic Club, McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, The Detroit Marriott, Baudville, Staples, Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy, BASIC and Corp! Magazine.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For TM is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Grand Rapids and now Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2015. Visit to obtain an application.