Two Midlands hospital trusts have been ranked among the ten best places to work by nurses in Britain.
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust and Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust were voted the seventh and tenth best workplace in a survey of nurses and employers, conducted by Nursing Times.
As part of the magazine's centenary celebrations they polled thousands of organisations - including the NHS, independent employers, care homes and the armed forces - to find out which was the best employer of nurses.
Nurses were also quizzed on issues such as staff facilities, training and development, and flexible working arrangements.
Susan James, chief executive of Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust - the Midlands' highest ranking trust - said their 800-strong nursing staff were the organisation's backbone.
She said: " We're very pleased to be recognised as one of the best trusts to work for, but this is not about the size or nature of the trust, it's about putting people at the heart of our organisation.
"It can be easy to forget to reward staff and recognise the work they do, especially when other factors get in the way."
Dame Jill Ellison, director of nursing for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust - which employs about 2,000 nurses across Solihull and Heartlands hospitals - was "absolutely delighted" with the result.
She said: "It's really good to know that we are giving them what they need and want in terms of experience, development, environment and work/life balance."