On March 31st, the 2011 Best of the Best Awards reception and dinner was held at Camelback Inn where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with.
During this special night of networking and celebrations, Ranking Arizona presented awards to its 2010 B.O.B. winners, 2010 and 2011 Platinum Hall of Fame honorees and the 2011 B.O.B. winners.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital that has evolved over the last 115 years to become a destination hospital for the most complex medical cases from throughout the United States and around the world. The hospital provides a wide range of health, social, and support services, with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. It also is nationally recognized for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph’s includes Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute and a Level 1 Trauma Center. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the nation’s top 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
Year Est: 1895 Principal(s): Linda Hunt Physicians: 1,277
For more than 39 years, Delta Dental of Arizona has been delivering quality dental insurance to Arizona residents. As a leading dental insurance provider, it is always looking for new and innovative ways to promote oral health and wellness by offering affordable dental plans throughout the community. Delta’s individual dental plan is tailored to meet the needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals and families. Its individual plan provides four different options, all with the same access to an extensive provider network of more than 3,000 dentists, servicing more than 5,700 locations. Delta is also offering DeltaVision, a fully insured group vision plan and an integral part of health care and wellness programs.
Year Est: 1972 DDS: 3,045 Principal(s): Allan Allford
Chandler Regional Medical Center has been an important part of the East Valley for 50 years. Since opening its doors as Chandler Community Hospital with 40 beds and 25 employees, Chandler Regional has grown to 225 beds. It continues to expand with construction plans on two major projects, adding a new patient tower and expanding the existing cardiac cath lab. The combined projects will add more than 200 jobs and over 100 new patient beds. With over 2,000 employees and a medical staff of 850 in all major specialties, Chandler Regional is part of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth-largest health care system in the nation and the largest nonprofit health care system in the West.
Year Est: 1961 Principal(s): Patty White Physicians: 850
The Social Responsibility category recognizes companies that excel in corporate giving, volunteerism, philanthropic efforts, and/or “green” initiatives.
Winner: St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center Category: Social Responsibility Headquarters: Phoenix Year Est.: 1895 No. of Employees in AZ: 5,342 Recent Award: Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10 Hospitals in the nations for neurology and neurosurgery – 2010-2011 www.chw.edu | www.stjosephs-phx.org | Facebook | Twitter
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St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center participates in outreach programs that touch local and global communities. By donating medical equipment that can no longer be used at the hospital to Project C.U.R.E., St. Joseph’s helps citizens in more than 120 countries. This program also is one of the many ways St. Joseph’s is a good steward of the global environment. Also, the hospital’s Commuter Options program offers incentives to employees who carpool, bike, walk or use the bus or light rail to get to work. Several recycling programs are in place at St. Joseph’s, and eco-friendly materials, such as automatic faucets and low-impact lighting, are used in the hospital.
St. Joseph’s provides care to the un- and underinsured in Maricopa County through several programs. The hospital helps uninsured patients by running a clinic for students at Crockett Elementary School, and the MOMobile gives prenatal care to uninsured pregnant women. Physicians at St. Joseph’s support a clinic at St. Vincent de Paul that provides medical services to underinsured patients.
In addition, each year St. Joseph’s employees contribute about 25,000 cans of food to the St. Vincent de Paul holiday food drive. About 450 employees participated in the 2010 American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Walk and raised more than $40,000. St. Joseph’s also hosts seven blood drives annually, and each year these drives maintain or surpass the gold standard goal set by United Blood Services. These programs are only a few examples of the approximately 100 community partners St. Joseph’s works with to bring care to Arizonans in need.
Finalist: Wist Office Products Category: Social Responsibility Headquarters: Tempe Year Est.: 1955 No. of Employees in AZ: 60 Recent Award: Ranking Arizona’s Best of the Best award – 2010 www.wist.com
Wist Office Products is committed to giving back to the community and the environment. The company has converted more than 70 percent of its customers to using e-bills in order to reduce paper usage. Wist’s truck fleet has been upgraded to a higher emission standard, and a carpooling and ride-sharing program is available for employees to take advantage of. Wist is committed to sustainability not just within the company. It also created the Blue Bin Recycling Program so customers can recycle toners free of charge.
The company also has several structured programs that encourage employees to give back to the community. Ian Wist, the general manager of the company, started Phoenix Forty, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Phoenix youth. In addition to Phoenix Forty, the company has provided the Phoenix Boys & Girls Clubs with backpacks and office and school supplies for members. Also, Wist and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits have a three-year partnership through which Wist gives local nonprofit organizations rebates on Wist’s products.
Finalist: LifeLock Category: Social Responsibility Headquarters: Tempe Year Est.: 2005 No. of Employees in AZ: 479 Recent Award: Arizona Business Leadership Association’s ABL Leadership Award – 2009 www.lifelock.com | Facebook | Twitter
LifeLock’s companywide belief, “Do what you should, not what you can,” has led the company to create several programs designed to support and educate the community. Every LifeLock employee receives 24 hours of paid volunteer time off. LifeLock strives to provide volunteer opportunities in a variety of activities in order to include all employees’ interests. In 2010, LifeLock aligned with Junior Achievement and HomeBase Youth Services, both designed to help local youth.
LifeLock also donates time and effort to educating law enforcement officials on new ways to protect citizens against identity theft. In 2009, the company partnered with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association to create a series of free Identity Theft Summits. The summits provided law enforcement officials with an arena to share information about preventing the growing crime of identity theft. The success of the events in 2009 led to LifeLock initiating 36 events in 2010.
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Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards.
With 43 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state. Our primary goal in developing this program was to find those organizations that excel in four key areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, social responsibility and customer opinion. This list features the most prestigious companies in our state, providing us the opportunity to learn from the best.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction Headquarters: Minneapolis Year Est.: 1991 No. of Employees in AZ: 69 Recent Award: AIA Kemper Goodwin Award – 2009 WEB: www.a-p.com
AlliedBarton Security Services Headquarters: Conshohocken, Penn. Year Est.: 1957 No. of Employees in AZ: 1,047 Recent Award: Brandon Hall Research Award for Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management – 2009 WEB: www.alliedbarton.com Facebook Twitter
American Express Headquarters: New York Year Est.: 1850 No. of Employees in AZ: 7,219 Recent Award: Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies – 2010 WEB: www.americanexpress.com Facebook Twitter
Arizona Charter Academy Headquarters: Surprise Year Est.: 2001 No. of Employees in AZ: 61 Recent Award: Elks Lodge Community Partner of the Year – 2010 WEB: www.azcharteracademy.com Twitter
Banner Health Headquarters: Phoenix Year Est.: 1999 No. of Employees in AZ: 27,528 Recent Award: Gallup Great Workplace Award – 2009 WEB: www.bannerhealth.com Facebook Twitter
BeachFleischman PC Headquarters: Tucson Year Est.: 1991 No. of Employees in AZ: 104 Recent Award: Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For – 2009 WEB: www.beachfleischman.com
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Banner Gateway Medical Center is Banner Health’s newest hospital, located on the southwest corner of U.S. 60 and Higley Road in Gilbert. The 176-bed hospital is fully electronic and offers the ideal environment for patient and family focused care. Banner Gateway provides a wide variety of care for the community, including emergency, obstetrics, surgery, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and general medical care. The M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center is scheduled to open on the Banner Gateway Campus in 2011.
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
Acute Care Hospitals: 325 beds or more
Year Est.: 1895 Beds: 697 Principal(s): Linda Hunt Physicians: 1,500 stjosephs-phx.com
Delta Dental of Arizona
Dental Health Plans
Year Est.: 1972 DDS: 2,900 Principal(s): Dr. Robert Griego Group or Individual: Both deltadentalaz.com