September 13, 2002

Vanderbilt in finals for ‘Best Employers’ list

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Norman Urmy is overseeing Vanderbilt’s participation in the Heart Walk as company captain. Last year Vanderbilt had 800 walkers. Urmy is determined to raise the number to 1,000 walkers this year. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt is a finalist for Fortune magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, which will be published by the magazine early next year.

About 1,000 employers from all over the United States submitted applications to the judges who select the list, and 300 of those, including Vanderbilt, were named finalists, moved forward in the process, and were asked to submit a full application.

The lengthy application process involved the submission of answers to more than 100 questions, boxes of supporting data, and a random survey of several hundred employees conducted by the judging organization, the California-based Great Place to Work Institute.

Work on the application was spearheaded by the Quality of Work Life task force, which is chaired by Jay Groves of the Kim Dayani Center and Marilyn Holmes of Health Plus.

“Numerous faculty and staff were involved in providing the contents for this application. The results were very impressive and show the richness of our organization,” Holmes said.