|OML Named Among the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon|
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March 7, 2006
Springfield, Ore. – For the third year in a row, Oregon Medical Laboratories (OML) was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine.
A fast-growing business, OML recently relocated its headquarters from Eugene to Springfield, doubling the size of its laboratory, and it opened a new laboratory in the Portland market. OML was the only clinical laboratory to make the list.
“It is extremely gratifying to once again be among the 100 best companies to work for in Oregon,” says Ran Whitehead, CEO. “It is especially well received this year, given the transitions we’ve faced in relocating our headquarters and meeting the growing needs of our clients.”
To determine the state’s top employers, Oregon Business magazine surveys employees on workplace qualities such as benefits, work environment, decision-making, performance management and career development.
Oregon Medical Laboratories has 453 employees at its five laboratories and 10 patient service center locations in Eugene/Springfield, Cottage Grove, Portland and Florence. Benefits include a generous paid time-off program, a unique health plan that covers dependent children plus one additional adult living in the employee’s household (this may be a spouse, partner, adult child, or parent). OML also offers free bus passes, onsite chair massages, an onsite wellness center, tuition reimbursement, scholarships, a distance learning program and discounts for services at local businesses. Almost 85 percent of the company’s employees have worked at OML for five or more years and 32 percent for 10 or more years.
OML offers more than 1,000 different medical diagnostic tests, clinical laboratory consultation and drug testing services to thousands of hospitals, physician offices and employers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Last year, the company performed more than 7 million tests.
Oregon Business survey results.(PDF: 1.31MB)
Linda Hawley, Oregon Medical Laboratories