Corporate culture, working environment, employee health, and social responsibility cited as key factors in winning the award.
EDMONTON, Alberta, February 20, 2019 — After a banner year in 2018, priMED Medical Products continues to gain recognition. Earlier today, priMED was named one of the best places to work in Alberta, being included on Alberta’s Top 75 Employers list.
Edmonton headquartered, priMED is a global leader in single-use medical products, and is driven by maintaining a healthy and safe environment for clinicians and patients. Continual improvement is part of the priMED ethos, from innovating its products to empowering priMEDians (priMED employees) to focus on personal development. This drive, combined with the positive attitude, passion, and perseverance of priMEDians is the true secret sauce in the company’s success.
“This award publicly validates the purpose-driven, diverse and undeniably vibrant culture our employees create.”
“Collaboration, respect, agility, fearlessness and trust, are core values deeply embedded in priMED’s culture,” says President and CEO David Welsh. “Our employees give life to these values every day. We’re honoured to be recognized as an Alberta Top Employer because it publicly validates the purpose-driven, diverse and undeniably vibrant culture our employees create, which in turn enable our business to thrive.” In 2018, priMED reached a new revenue milestone and gained recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
In addition to its dynamic culture, priMED’s award winning, LEED Platinum certified office space, the priMED Mosaic Centre, is a “one-of-a-kind” facility designed to enhance employee happiness and productivity. From its all-timber and glass material construction to its water and energy efficiency, the Centre also includes: multi-media conference rooms, huddle spaces, a 12m Living Wall, restaurant, daycare, electric vehicle charging stations, an exterior garden and courtyard. “Investing in the Centre has comes back to us in spades,” says Mark Kwan, HR Manager and Property Manager. “The Centre provides optimal working conditions for staff and it creates a sense of community.”
“By giving staff time and resources to take care of themselves, they are able to stay focused, aim higher and reach their full potential.”
With the productivity gains through the office environment, priMED made additional gains through its company-subsidized fitness programs, paid time off to exercise, health spending accounts, and employee assistance and wellness programs. Kwan adds, “Through anonymous weekly feedback surveys, our employees report feeling happy, healthy, valued and included. By giving staff time and resources to take care of themselves, they are able to stay focused, aim higher and reach their full potential.”
priMED supports a number of charitable initiatives throughout the year as well, and it offers each employee two full days of paid time off to volunteer through its 90 Days of Giving initiative. In 2018, priMED’s 51 Canadian-based employees donated over 800 volunteer hours to organizations such as the Edmonton Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Earth Group, the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Edmonton Humane Society and Canadian Blood Services.
For more information:
To learn more about what makes priMED one of the best places in Alberta to work, go to priMED.ca/careers.
Mark Kwan, HR Manager
Craig Blackburn, Senior Brand Manager
priMED Medical Products
#200, 2003-91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta T6X 0W8
Phone: 780 497 7600
About priMED Medical Products:
Established in 1995, priMED Medical Products is a dynamic, global manufacturer specializing in high-quality medical products. As a leading Canadian medical product provider to hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, priMED also offers branded, co-branded and private label products and services to its customers and international partners.
About Alberta’s Top 75 Employers:
First published in 2006, Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Learn more at CanadasTop100.com/alberta
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