Beach Cities Health District Ranked as One of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Media Contact: Catherine Bem, or 310-374-3426, ext. 255

Chicago, IL (Sept. 28, 2021) – Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has been ranked No. 5 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work award program, moving up one spot from its 2020 ranking.

The complete list of this year’s rankings is available at Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring the ranked list of all winners along with the September 20 issue of MH magazine.

BCHD was also ranked No. 2 on Modern Healthcare’s list of Family Friendliest workplaces.

“Our employees have done a tremendous job assisting our community during this pandemic while maintaining the many programs and services BCHD provides,” said Tom Bakaly, CEO of Beach Cities Health District. “Our organization has adapted to provide testing, then vaccines, and we stand ready to assist with vaccinations for children or booster shots for adults as needed. I am very proud of our team for their flexibility, resilience and hard work since the pandemic began.”

Modern Healthcare partnered with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. While this program has evolved over the years, its mission remains the same: recognizing workplaces that empower employees to provide patients and customers the best possible care, products and services.

As the healthcare industry sits squarely on the frontlines of this pandemic, the mission of the Best Places to Work program has only become more important. Healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital.  

“The healthcare workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half, oftentimes pitting employees against employers. So how best to keep harmony in a workplace that is inherently stressful? This year’s winners have an easy tip to incorporate: show respect. In high-performing and successful teams, regard for employees’ well-being, acknowledgment of their contributions, and deference to their experience and dedication all helped maintain professionalism and productivity,” said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare. “We congratulate all of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for emphasizing that compassion and respect are essential to an engaged and productive workforce."

Beach Cities Health District was honored at the 2021 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 16. This is the ninth straight year, and 10th time in 11 years BCHD has made the list.

About Beach Cities Health District

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955. As a public agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases in every lifespan. BCHD also operates AdventurePlex, a health and fitness facility where kids play their way to good health, and the Center for Health & Fitness, a comprehensive fitness center that is the only Medical Fitness Association-certified facility in California. Visit or call (310) 374-3426 for more information.

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