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Published on June 11, 2019

Avera Named to Forbes’ Best-In-State Employers List

Avera has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019. Avera is ranked number 1 in South Dakota and in the Top 20 in Minnesota.

Based on an independent survey, researchers made the list from a vast sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations.

“To be given this distinction certainly makes us proud, yet humbled as well, because it’s what our employees actually say about their workplace,” said Kim Jensen, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our leaders strive to be an employer of choice in our training, daily management and respectful interactions with our most important resources, our employees. That’s the Avera difference, and it shows.”

Nationwide, employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family; participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

“As an employer, Avera looks to its employees to make a positive impact in the lives and health of people and communities,” Jensen said. “Each employee plays a powerful role in impacting local health care.”

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Lindsey Meyers
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