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Texas Oncology Earns Workplace Accolades from Forbes, Newsweek, and Talent Board

Ranking 6th in Texas on Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers by State' list highlights Texas Oncology’s commitment to a quality workforce focused on patient care.


DALLAS – Texas Oncology’s concerted efforts to enhance its workplace and employee engagement, amid a nationwide healthcare staffing shortage, has earned the practice significant accolades. Texas Oncology was ranked 6th in Texas on this year’s Forbes America’s Best Employers by State list. In addition, Newsweek has included Texas Oncology on its list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and the Talent Board honored the practice with the 2023 Candidate Experience Award.

“The commitment and resilience of our diverse team is what sets us apart in patient care. This recognition is a testament to our staff, leadership, and human resources team’s focus on creating a collaborative, positive, and welcoming working environment,” said Steven Paulson, M.D., president and CEO of Texas Oncology. “A motivated and engaged staff is essential to our ability to care for cancer patients.”

To create its ranking, Forbes conducted an anonymous survey focused on considerations such as compensation, working conditions, potential for development and diversity. Questions comparing different companies were used to develop state-specific rankings.

The Newsweek ranking was determined by asking survey participants about corporate culture, if they would recommend their employer, work-life balance, training and career progression, and whether companies value diversity.

“At Texas Oncology, we pride ourselves on being inclusive and respectful. We want everyone to feel a strong sense of belonging and collaboration in how we care for patients,” said Ashley Gray, human resources director. “Diverse workplaces ultimately are stronger and more innovative.”

With responsibility for recruiting and hiring, Gray’s team evaluates how candidates regard their application and interview experiences. “Our candidates have reported highly positive interactions with our organization during the process,” said Gray, reflecting the findings of Talent Board in selecting Texas Oncology as one of 50 winners for the 2023 Candidate Experience Award. “Applicants also express willingness to reapply and recommend our company to others.”

Texas Oncology’s team of more than 7,000 staff and physicians — dispersed across the state in an intentional community-based care model — is united around an established set of cultural values focused on a promise to “do the right thing” for patients, colleagues, and the communities the practice serves.

“Patients always come first,” said Dr. Paulson. “We have found that when every employee works from this principle, we can deliver high-quality care with compassion and integrity, while creating a supportive work environment for everyone.”

About Texas Oncology

With more than 530 physicians and 280 locations, Texas Oncology is an independent private practice that sees more than 71,000 new cancer patients each year. Founded in 1986, Texas Oncology provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care, and includes Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, Texas Urology Specialists and Texas Infusion and Imaging Center. Texas Oncology’s robust community-based clinical trials and research program has contributed to the development of more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies. Learn more at TexasOncology.com.