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SBL Earns Honors as a Top Nurse Employer in Illinois

August 14, 2017 3:46 p.m.

Sarah Bush Lincoln was named as one of the best hospitals for nurses to work in Illinois., the web’s leading career site for nurses, recognized Sarah Bush Lincoln in the top 10 of hospital to work in Illinois. Over the past two years, has collected more than 1,502 reviews by nurses at 169 Illinois hospitals about their workplace satisfaction. Reviews in Illinois revealed that Sarah Bush Lincoln has one of the highest levels of satisfaction among its nurses.

Reviewers cited “excellent teamwork,” “very nice staff,” and training opportunities as the basis for the 4.2 star rating with 100 percent of the nurses surveyed recommending the hospital as an employer.’s Product Manager Phillip Lee congratulated Sarah Bush Lincoln on this achievement saying, “We’re excited to be able to recognize Sarah Bush Lincoln for its their excellent work environment for nurses. After surveying more than 1,500 nurses in Illinois, the data shows that Sarah Bush Lincoln is one of the best places for nurses to work. All the nurses we surveyed would recommend it to their colleagues.”

SBL Vice President of Patient Care Continuum and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Hernandez, DNP, RN, CENP, said, “We’re happy to receive this recognition. We've worked hard to make Sarah Bush Lincoln an exceptional organization, one in which nurses seek to work. Our bedside nurse vacancy is extremely low at 2 percent.” provides a safe platform on which nurses leave honest workplace reviews. Completely anonymous, nurses share their opinions about culture, nurse-to-patient ratios, and other matters important to them.

Making the list of top hospitals shows the Sarah Bush Lincoln is focused on nurse satisfaction. Nurse recruitment -- a challenge today -- becomes easier when the hospital can demonstrate its commitment to nurses by pointing to an unbiased source.

The full rankings of the Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses is available to view at



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