Forbes Names Roswell Park Cancer Institute One of America’s Best Employers

Cancer center ranked among list of Best Midsize Employers based on independent online survey
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Roswell Park named to Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Employers
Institute ranked 169th among 300 companies honored as Best Midsize Employers
Results based on independent online survey of nearly 30,000 U.S. workers
Michele Holtz, RN, and Shirley Crawley, RN, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Department of Radiation Medicine.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named to Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Employers. The Buffalo, N.Y., comprehensive cancer center was ranked 169th on the media organization’s list of 300 Best Midsize Employers across 25 industries.

“This recognition is special for us because our employees were among those who participated in the survey, and the feedback they shared reflects the working environment they experience every day,” says Roswell Park Cancer Institute President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD.

Companies were selected for this distinction based on an independent and anonymous online survey of nearly 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The willingness to recommend one’s own employer was considered to be the most important dimension of the assessment.

“Our 3,300-plus employees are important ambassadors for our mission,” adds Errol Douglas, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources Management at Roswell Park. “We take their satisfaction and their input very seriously because their energy and ideas help us to become a better, more effective cancer center.”

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The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-866-559-4838) or email Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

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