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Medline Named a 2018 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace

Global medical supplier recognized for the eighth year for its initiatives to promote employee engagement

By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 5, 2018

Medline has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Chicago Tribune.

The list made up of Chicagoland’s top 150 companies, is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Employees selected at random were questioned on several aspects of workplace culture.

“Our company’s mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives.  For our employees, Medline offers a wide variety of benefits, corporate well-being programs and initiatives for career growth and training and development. We’re proud of a culture that promotes a healthy lifestyle and drives personal and professional growth. Our vibrant culture helps enhance employee engagement, and Medline is as an employer of choice in the communities we work in,” says Karen Ferraro, chief human resources officer, Medline.

Medline’s corporate headquarters in Northfield, Ill. is set on 70-acres and features advanced technologies to enhance meetings and encourage collaboration, and lifestyle amenities such as a fitness center with basketball court, vegetable garden, dry cleaner, walking trails, a subsidized cafeteria with healthy food options and more. In addition, a few of the company’s free employee benefits and activities contributing to their unique culture include:

  • Reimbursements for healthy lifestyle programs, tuition and other professional development;
  • Healthy living and well-being initiatives including free on-site flu shots, blood pressure checks, biometric screenings and mammograms;
  • Commuter benefits with shuttles to and from downtown Chicago and nearby commuter trains;
  • Scholarship program for employees’ children, up to $1,000 per semester through the Medline Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Medline strives to make the communities where employees live and work more resilient and sustainable by supporting local charities through fundraising and volunteering. Since 2011, Medline has donated funds and granted the wishes of many Make-A-Wish children. Recently, hundreds of employees participated in celebrating two recipients at its Northfield headquarters. Furthermore, the company and its employees have donated more than $350,000 to the American Heart Association. Medline’s Northfield campus has served as the host site for the 2017 and 2018 North Suburban Heart Walks that have garnered more than 3,000 walkers.

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