November 20, 2015
For immediate release
Moncton, NB – Medavie Blue Cross is proud to be named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of a national program presented by Waterstone Human Capital. This program recognizes Canadian companies for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
This award, which is valid for three years, comes on the heels of our 2016 Canada’s Top 100 Employers award announcement earlier this month. We are one of only four Canadian companies to receive both awards this year.
“As a not-for-profit health care company, caring for our employees, our clients and our communities is core to who we are. It is an honour to receive this award for the third consecutive time. New to my role, I would like to thank our employees for their contributions,” said Eric Laberge, President of Medavie Blue Cross. “As we continually strive to enhance our corporate culture through the wellness, growth and development of our employees, the return on that investment is clear. Our ability to best serve our clients is tied directly to the engagement of our employees.”
“In our work at Waterstone, we partner with leaders of high-growth organizations to help them recruit for fit and provide counsel on human capital issues to drive performance,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. “What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2015 winners is their shared belief that culture is their competitive advantage – they know that building and sustaining a great culture is a significant asset that drives performance. The 2015 winning organizations have shown diverse strategies in achieving inspirational cultures that have measureable results. “
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About Medavie Blue Cross:
Medavie Blue Cross is a not-for-profit organization that provides health, dental, travel, life and income replacement products to small and large companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec and to individual customers in Atlantic Canada. It also administers various provincial and federal government sponsored health programs.
Our shareholder is the community. We're proud of our more than 1,900 employees who donate their time and money to support healthy outcomes in communities across the six provinces where we operate. Through our Building Healthy Communities program and the Medavie Health Foundation, we contribute 13% of our annual net income to the communities where our clients and colleagues live and work.
Medavie Blue Cross is part of Medavie Inc., a health services company. Together with Medavie EMS, the largest provider of Emergency Medical Services in Canada, we are dedicated to improving the health of all Canadians through integrating benefits management, health management and health care delivery.
About Waterstone Human Capital:
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ programs (waterstonehc.com/canadas-most-admired/) are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).
About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™:
This national program, now in its 11th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on 6 categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.