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Although there is concern over how well older nurses in particular can handle the demands of their jobs, health care appears to be a great industry for older workers. Indeed, health care organizations occupy nine of the 25 places on the AARP The Magazine list of the Best Employers for Workers Over 50, published in the November/December issue.
Employers were rated based on their recruiting practices, training opportunities, health benefits, pension plans, and alternative work arrangements. The health care organizations on the list are: Baptist Health South Florida, Miami; Children’s Health System, Birmingham, AL; Freeport (IL) Health Network; SSM Health Care, St. Louis; Bon Secours Richmond (VA) Health System; St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV; The Ohio State University Medical Center; Augusta (GA) Health Care Inc.; and Scottsdale (AZ) Healthcare.