Update on Premier Inc., “Best Place to Work” Role Model

Posted by Christine Schaefer

We are always pleased to see how former Baldrige Award winners continue to blaze trails as exemplars of excellence. As a recent example, Premier Inc., the 2006 Baldrige Award-winning health care alliance, has earned national recognition as one of the “2013 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” In early August, Modern Healthcare named the service organization to its 2013 list of 100 companies or organizations in the health care field to be honored this coming October for demonstrating workforce-focused excellence.

When Premier received the Baldrige Award, we highlighted its outstanding practices and results in relation to workforce focus, category 5 of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. As described in the 2006 profile (PDF) on our Web site, “Premier’s core value of focus on people embodies the company’s commitment to providing a safe, positive work environment and opportunities for development and career growth.”

The Baldrige Award winner’s focus on people includes several initiatives to foster employee development, including individual performance and development plans and an annual program for the development of high-potential employees. In addition, Premier offers many different employee-wellness initiatives focusing on health, fitness, and stress reduction. Premier’s ongoing culture and diversity program and the companys annual Values Conference and volunteering activities also foster its focus on people. 

Other honors for Premier this year include being named among the top 100 of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, among top technology innovators by InformationWeek, and among the Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Kudos to Premier’s leadership and every workforce member for continuing to make your organization a great place to work!

Premier Gives Back March 2012 (38) (2)

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3 Responses to Update on Premier Inc., “Best Place to Work” Role Model

  1. Jan Englert says:

    As a former NMHS employee, National Baldrige Examiner and now having been a Premier employee for nearly 5 years, I can truly attest that Premier IS a great place to work! (and play). One of the things that strikes me most from observing this and other organizations is Premier gives back! The volunteer programs, the contributions on an employees behalf to non profits for volunteering, the Values awards and the everyday contact with people in our company could not make for a richer environment in which to work and GROW! I am continually amazed at the Premier people I run into that are truly giving and helpful folks… WE are Premier and Susan makes aware of that on a continuous basis! Thank you for the opportunity to share…

    • Christine Schaefer says:

      Great to hear this, Jan! Speaking of Premier’s volunteer programs, the photo above depicts Premier employees during one of the organization’s annual volunteering days.

  2. BUDS M. FERNANDO says:

    Best place to work, well organizations or companies strictly following the Baldrige quality systems as part of their corporate culture. I’d be happy in that kind of place.

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