BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021


CHATTANOOGA BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has been ranked No. 2 among health care providers/insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work award program. This marks the fourth year the insurer has earned this recognition.

“We’re a mission-driven company with an intentionally inclusive culture that includes competitive compensation, continued education, and exceptional health and wellness benefits,” said Roy Vaughn, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “Still, we’re always looking for ways to improve our work experience and to ensure we’re delivering our best for our employees, who work to do the same for members.”

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

“The health care workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half, oftentimes pitting employees against employers,” said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare. “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.”

Aguilar added, “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.”

The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at 

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Jodi Sniegocki Kerhulas
Education and Events Director


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About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at




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