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WellStar Health System Overview

Marietta, GA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models and focus on improving quality and access to quality patient care. Remaining technologically innovative has enabled WellStar to be a leader in both the diagnosis and ... Read more

Mission: To create and deliver high quality hospital, physician and other healthcare related services that improve the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve.

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    WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system recognized as a national leader in comprehensive care.

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WellStar Health System – Why Work For Us?

WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system recognized as a national leader in comprehensive care. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a population of more than one million residents of NW metropolitan Atlanta, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. With industry awards ranging from Integrated Delivery Networks to Working Mother Magazine’s Best Places to Work, WellStar strives to provide the best care possible with Atlanta’s top medical professionals.

Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with more than 12,000 diverse team members throughout our five hospitals and physician offices. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.

WellStar’s senior leadership, Board of Trustees, Authority, Regional and Foundation Boards evaluate our community’s emerging needs to equip our facilities with the best new technology. We know that healthy patients come from healthy neighborhoods, and finding ways to deliver better care in metro Atlanta is a big part of who we are.

Each year, more than 600,000 of our neighbors receive world-class service at a WellStar facility. Whether you need to find a physician online or through our 956-STAR Call Center, we can connect you with the South’s best doctors – right around the corner. And, to uphold our founding intentions of giving back to our community, the WellStar Foundation continues each year to fund initiatives ranging from new buildings to genetic testing services.

People & Community

At WellStar, the dedication of our diverse team is our greatest strength. We share it by consistently placing patients and their families first, and by contributing to our local communities in myriad ways. Each year, our team members donate nearly $700,000 to WellStar Foundation to enhance our facilities, expand programs and provide lifesaving services to those less fortunate in our communities.


For all of us at WellStar, “It’s Time to Shine!” is more than a slogan. It’s a way of thinking; a personal and professional challenge; and a call to action we embrace - as individuals and as an organization.

There’s an energy and enthusiasm here you just won’t find in other health care environments. It radiates through and influences everything we do, strengthening our ability to create a uniquely positive WellStar culture.

Features and Values:

  • personal and professional growth, through continuous organizational learning
  • a family-like atmosphere where talents are recognized and differences are celebrated
  • comprehensive benefits, employee assistance programs and other amenities
  • real work-life balance
  • meaningful community involvement
  • opportunities for individual and shared success

And, when you choose WellStar, you’ll be joining a team of the best and brightest health care professionals in Atlanta, or anywhere in the U.S., enjoying unmatched:


Our network of facilities offers a range of sizes and specialties that provide an environment to match the needs, goals, and preferences of nearly any professional.


The ability to transfer seamlessly within our network, while retaining your seniority and benefits, allows you to maximize your experience, skills and career satisfaction.


From the most advanced technological innovations, and continuous training & education, to truly stellar benefits and recognition for your accomplishments, WellStar offers all the resources you need to succeed.

WellStar is among the very best places to work and receive care – a place where our pride, dedication and excellence, and the qualities that make us a success come shining through each day. Primary among these is leadership, a quality we value highly, and view as essential to our ability to provide exceptional care and careers.

Core Leadership Competencies

All across our System, and at every level of our organization, you’ll find strong leaders who inspire and engage our world-class workforce, people united by our shared Core Leadership Competencies, including:

  • Decision Making/Judgment
  • Initiative/Creativity/Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing for Performance
  • Managing for Results
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • People Development
  • Strategic Thinking/Management

Leadership Orientation

Newly hired Assistant Managers and above will participate in the following courses as part of WellStar's commitment to onboarding leaders to the organization:

  • New Leader Orientation
  • Hardwiring Excellence for Leaders
  • The Leadership Challenge
  • Crucial Conversations

With eleven unique hospitals and a strong Medical Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in peoples' lives.

At WellStar, we understand that attracting and retaining the best talent in the healthcare industry is key to our continued success. And even in the face of difficult financial times across our industry and the economy, WellStar's dedication to our employees comes shining through. WellStar invested more in our employees, adding programs and options to our already comprehensive range of employee benefits.

Health & Wellness Benefits

  • Health insurance plans for employees & families
  • Life insurance plans
  • Supplemental dental insurance
  • Supplemental cancer, vision & personal recovery insurance
  • Long-term & short-term disability insurance
  • Health services (annual screenings, selected immunizations, weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management programs)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Tobacco Free Environment

Financial Benefits

  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, bereavement and leave of absence allowances)
  • Increased tuition reimbursement
  • 403(b) Supplemental savings plan
  • Free pension plan
  • Discounted Learning Center childcare services
  • Discounted Health Place fitness center memberships
  • Financial counseling services

Professional Development Benefits

  • Nursing Shared Governance
  • Promotions & transfers
  • Continuing education programs
  • CAPS (Clinical Advancement Program for Nursing)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Leadership Development
  • Onboarding
  • Development Programs

Family & Lifestyle Benefits

  • Family counseling services
  • Work/Life balance
  • NEW Concierge service
  • Backup childcare & eldercare
  • Adoption assistance

WellStar Health System Reviews

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    "Well-oiled machine that cares about patients"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    -Genuine patient and staff concern
    -Competitive education
    -Tuition reimbursement
    -Lots of shifts available
    -Critical staffing available
    -Appropriate staffing most of the time
    -Interested management
    -Fantastic physician teams
    -Lots of checks and balances for management, physicians, nurses, techs, etc.
    -Continually improving clinical care
    -Excellent shared governance/nurse-driven protocols


    -Payment is less than competitive
    -Insurance is lacking- large out of pocket deductible; more expensive care than competitors
    -Equipment/technology is sometimes lackin

    Advice to Management

    -Offer more competitive pay compared to market offers

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WellStar Health System Interviews



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    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at WellStar Health System (Marietta, GA) in October 2016.


    The interview wasn't in my opinion an interview. At least it didn't seem like such. The atmosphere was laid back. I was interviewed by a supervisor and manager of the department. They both seemed happy to work at Wellstar. Interview was very smooth. I was interviewed in October 2016 and got an offer December 2016.

    Interview Questions

    • How long I have been in nursing?   1 Answer
    • What kind of experience do you have in (what ever skill)
      What do you think you need more experience in   1 Answer
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WellStar Health System Awards & Accolades

  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork, 2016
  • Becker’s Hospital Review’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2016
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