For the 7th consecutive year, Studer Group was named one of the best workplaces in the U.S. Last night, Debbie Ritchie, Senior Leader and Chief Operations Officer at Studer Group, was honored to accept Studer Group’s award and #5 ranking at the Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. This is the fourth consecutive year for Studer Group in the top ten! This morning Ms. Ritchie shared the news and the recognition with colleagues:

At [the Awards Ceremony], I joined other companies in sharing best practices and celebrating the people who make our companies great. As our name was called, GPTW staff highlighted Studer Groups’ “Tokens of Appreciation” program. Several people there later asked me to tell them more about it so that they could start the same recognition program in their organization. What an accomplishment for all of us. CONGRATULATIONS team!!

Each of you – living the values and standards of behavior – makes Studer Group’s culture what it is. Thank you for your input and engagement by taking the survey and for your continued commitment to our mission; for your passion and dedication; and for the difference you are making each and every day. What a great team we have!


How are companies selected? Each organization is scored on two factors: two-thirds of the score is based upon employee feedback (via the Great Place to Work® survey) and one-third is based upon a company’s application, including an in-depth questionnaire about company practices, benefits and more. Great Place to Work®  evaluates each application across five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, price and camaraderie. In compiling the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for; have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

The 2014 Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list will be published in the October 6th issue of Fortune magazine, available online today at and and available at newsstands Monday, September 22, 2014.



Special thanks to colleagues Debbie Ritchie and Laura Koontz. The content of this post is used/adapted with permission from them.

Great Place to Work® image credit to website here.

About Studer Group. A recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Studer Group is an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that works with healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial results. Working together, they help to get the foundation right so organizations can build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes over time. To learn more about Studer Group, visit

About Great Place to Work. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit

Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. Our goal is to help school systems provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Follow us on Twitter at @StuderEducation and visit us online at Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the seventh straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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