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LI’s NYU Winthrop Hospital named a top place to work by Forbes

NYU Winthrop Hospital, seen on Aug. 16, 2016,

NYU Winthrop Hospital, seen on Aug. 16, 2016, was named the 18th-best employer in the country by Forbes, which had Costco at the top of its list nationally. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

NYU Winthrop Hospital was named the 18th-best employer in the country by Forbes, which released its America’s Best Employers of 2017 list on Tuesday.

The Mineola-based health system is the only Long Island institution in the top 100.

Forbes said it worked with research firm Statista, of Hamburg, Germany, to build the list. Statista surveyed 30,000 U.S. workers, asking them if they’d recommend their organization to friends or family. “Those results were the most important factor in determining the list,” Forbes wrote.

NYU Winthrop said it has 8,300 total employees at the hospital, 80 Long Island practices and a CyberKnife radiation center for cancer care in Manhattan. The former Winthrop-University Hospital was rebranded as NYU Winthrop Hospital in early April.

“I’m thrilled beyond belief,” said Stacey Pfeffer, senior vice president of human resources and organizational development at NYU Winthrop. “A large percentage of Winthrop employees come here for their care, and we take great pride in our quality of care.”

Companies that rate highly on lists like Forbes have an advantage when it comes to attracting talent, said Alan Cooper, associate dean and clinical professor at Adelphi University’s school of business.

“Many people that are looking for a job are looking at a list like this,” Cooper said. “You want to look at the methodology, and this one surveyed 30,000 employees. It’s very impressive that [Winthrop] made it and ranked that high.”

Melville-based MSC Industrial Direct was the second-highest-ranked Long Island organization, finishing 151st in the Forbes employer ranking. CA Technologies, the New York company with historical ties to Long Island, was 438th, while Henry Schein of Melville was 481st.

Issaquah, Washington-based Costco Wholesale was the top-ranked employer nationwide.

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