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2. Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network
Average total pay: $244,605
For: Physicians*

Best Companies rank: 76
Headquarters: Allentown, PA

Lehigh will celebrate its 110th birthday in 2009, now encompassing three hospitals, eight community health centers, and a network of 400 physicians and physician practices. With 9,000 employees, it's the largest employer in the area.

Lehigh is proud of its status as a National Magnet hospital, a designation of nursing excellence that only 5% of the nation's hospitals enjoy. Nurses average a $56,196 salary, supplemented by a $2,607 bonus. Unusual for hospitals, it maintains a 50% match of employee contributions to 403(b) retirement plans up to 4% of pay.

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Last updated February 05 2009: 1:03 PM ET
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