March 26, 2012
2012 Top 25 Workplaces for Women
(Tempe, AZ) March 26, 2012 – AZ Magazine has named Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona one of the Top 25 Workplaces for Women for 2012.
“We are delighted to be recognized as one of the Top 25 Workplaces for Women for our ongoing commitment to providing working women the opportunity to successfully manage both their professional and personal lives,” said Peter Michaelson, Chief People Officer of SQL/LSA. “Our employees are the foundation of our company, and we are proud to offer them benefits and programs designed to foster a supportive and inclusive work environment.”
“This year’s winning companies demonstrate that helping women be successful at work strengthens the success of an organization. The winning companies, on the average, employ 60% female employees, and 55% female managers”, said Denise Gredler, Founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ. "By spotlighting Arizona's Top 25 Workplaces for Women, we can share many best practices and raise awareness of issues women face in the workplace," said Cami Kaiser, general manager of Republic Media. Kaiser also stated, "As companies continue to look for top candidates to fill integral roles in their workforce, being named one of Arizona’s Top 25 Workplaces for Women will serve as a recruitment and retention tool to develop a diversified workforce”.
For complete details visit www.SonoraQuest.com and www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.
The complete list is featured in the March issue of AZ Magazine and online at www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.
About Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona:
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 2,600 employees serving more than 6.6 million patients annually throughout Arizona. It is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 20 million diagnostic tests per year. It offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine to esoteric cytogenetic studies, including anatomic pathology and molecular biology. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at the laboratory’s primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Yuma.
Sonora Quest Laboratories, ranked one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal for four consecutive years, most recently in 2011, continues to be recognized for their exemplary quality processes. In 2011, they were awarded with a Business Ethics Award by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona. In 2005 they became the first and only health care establishment to ever receive the Arizona Governor’s Award for Quality. This recognition followed two Showcase in Excellence Awards in 2004 and the Arizona Pioneer Award for Quality in 2003. For more information about Sonora Quest Laboratories visit www.SonoraQuest.com.
About AZ magazine:
AZ magazine is a product of Republic Media, an innovative, multi-platform media company that helps businesses navigate the advertising world. Encompassing an array of products including The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and lifestyle magazines, Republic Media reaches more than 1.7 million Phoenix area adults each week and provides comprehensive marketing strategies that get results. To learn more about az magazine call 602-444-6899. To subscribe to az magazine, visit www.azmagazine.azcentral.com.
BestCompaniesAZ is consulting partner for AZ Magazine’s Top 25 Workplaces for Women award program. BestCompaniesAZ is dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting great companies and workplaces in Arizona. Services include employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, employment branding, recruitment strategies, and award consultation and promotional services for Arizona’s Best Companies. To learn more about BestCompaniesAZ statewide programs and events, visit www.bestcompaniesaz.com or call 480-545-5151.