Bethesda, MD (April 15, 2020) – Great Place to Work and Fortune have honored Aledade as one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma for the second consecutive year. The ranking is representing nearly 800,000 employees working in the Health Care & Biopharma industries in the United States. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Aledade took the 11th spot on the list.
“Aledade’s mission is to empower independent, primary care practices across the country, and that mission inspires the people who work here every day,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, CEO and Co-Founder of Aledade. “It also unites us, reminding us that our commitment to our partner practices, and our commitment to each other, will continue to stand firm in good times and especially challenging ones.”
The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces. Aledade has continued to grow rapidly and has instituted a series of company-wide initiatives aimed at strengthening the company’s culture and values (Service, Grit, and Inclusion) as it scales, and as the nation responds to the outbreak of COVID19. These initiatives include tuition assistance, two days of paid leave each year for volunteer activities, and a workplace that supports work-life balance through generous paid parental leave and a flexible work environment. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Aledade has adapted quickly to changing circumstances, turning our all-staff retreat, an annual gathering that brings together employees from 42 states, into a virtual retreat to maintain both social distancing and team building. Aledade has also found ways to ensure that all Aledade team members can work remotely and stay physically healthy by securing masks and hand sanitizer for staff, as well as mentally healthy through flexible work schedules and a free and confidential counseling service.
"Health care & biopharma companies are crucial to helping our country through the current COVID-19 health crisis, where employees put their own health on the line to take care of others,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Companies on this list have built a high level of trust with their people that will serve them well as they take care of employees and their families during a period of incredible stress, as well as the communities in which they operate."
The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Previously, Aledade ranked fifth on FORTUNE’s Best Workplace in Health Care in 2019, was named a Top 50 workplace of its size by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work in 2019, and was named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post in 2018.
To learn more about career opportunities at Aledade, visit aledade.com/about-us/careers.
Founded in 2014, Aledade partners with independent practices, health centers, and clinics to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) anchored in primary care. Through these ACOs, Aledade empowers physicians to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade offers a comprehensive range of capabilities that includes cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly guided workflows, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support from attentive experts. In true alignment with more than 7,300 participating providers in 27 states, Aledade shares in the risk and reward across more than 80 value-based public payer and commercial contracts representing more than 840,000 lives under management. To learn more, visit www.aledade.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
About the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing nearly 800,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the Health Care & Biopharma industry. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune.
“At Aledade, we know that delivering on our mission of improving the quality of care and patient health outcomes while lowering costs won’t be easy. However, it’s recognitions like this that give us confidence we have the most important ingredients for our long term success: a strong set of company values, a supportive and mission-driven culture, and an all-star team,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, CEO and co-founder of Aledade.
Aledade is rapidly expanding and has implemented a series of company-wide initiatives to strengthen its culture and values (Service, Grit, and Inclusion) as the company scales across the country. These initiatives include all-staff retreats that bring together employees from 42 states, quarterly CEO reprises of board presentations, weekly all-staff meetings where individuals are recognized for doing outstanding work, bi-annual employee engagement surveys, and employee-led Affinity Resource Groups. These initiatives and Aledade’s mission-driven team have led to an overall rating on Glassdoor of 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 95% of respondents saying they would recommend Aledade to a friend. Specifically, when it comes to culture and values, Aledade earns a 4.9 out of 5 stars, according to Glassdoor reviews.
“This year marks the shift to a culture-first decade in the workplace, and Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards winners are employers that are prioritizing culture, mission and employees at the heart of everything they do. By doing so, their employees have spoken and are recognizing them truly as the Best Places to Work in 2020,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, COO and incoming CEO. “In addition to putting culture and mission at the core of how they operate, this year’s winners stand out for promoting transparency with employees, offering career growth opportunities and providing work driven by impact and purpose. Congratulations go to all of the exceptional employers this year who stand out in the eyes of their employees.”
"The goal of making Aledade a great place to work calls for support and contributions from everyone on our team, just as achieving our business goals does," said Jessica Gladden, vice president of people strategy & operations at Aledade. "That's why we're always proud of awards like this that are a true reflection of the amazing team we've built."
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing company reviews on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between October 23, 2018 and October 21, 2019. To be considered for the U.S. small and medium company category, a company must have had fewer than 1,000 employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.
The award follows Aledade recently being named to the Great Place to Work and FORTUNE’s 2019 Best Medium Workplaces list. Last year, the company ranked fifth on FORTUNE’s Best Workplace in Health Care in 2019 and named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post in 2018. To learn more about career opportunities at Aledade, visit aledade.com/about-us/careers.
Founded in 2014, Aledade partners with independent practices, health centers, and clinics to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) anchored in primary care. Through these ACOs, Aledade empowers physicians to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade offers a comprehensive range of capabilities that includes cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly guided workflows, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support from attentive experts. In true alignment with more than 6,500 participating providers in 27 states, Aledade shares in the risk and reward across over 59 value-based government and commercial contracts representing more than 650,000 lives under management. To learn more, visit www.aledade.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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