9. Methodist Hospital Sys.
What makes it so great?
As gas prices soared last year, Methodist sent employees (everyone except top execs) a $250 gift card for use at Chevron stations, prompting more than 500 staffers to e-mail thank-yous to CEO Ron Girotto.

Headquarters: Houston
Top 3 (of 9) U.S. locations: Houston, N.A., N.A.
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,413
U.S. employees 9,424
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 409
% job growth (1 year) 5
% voluntary turnover 11
Applicants 62,743
Most common job (salaried):
Manager, Nursing
Most common job (hourly):
Registered Nurse-Clinical Colleague
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 11
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 68%
% women 82%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.