Star Tribune names FirstLight a 2017 Top 150 Workplace

Star Tribune names FirstLight Health System a 2017 Top 150 Workplace

FirstLight Health System has once again been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 25.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 26-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.  The analysis included responses from over 69,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. FirstLight was ranked 23rd out of 50 mid-sized companies.

Randy Ulseth, FirstLight’s CEO, comments “Every day, FirstLight employees demonstrate the core behaviors that make it a Top Workplace: excellence, teamwork and professionalism while taking the time to be active participants in their hometown communities.”

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely based on employee responses.

L-R: Julie Ray-Clinic Services Manager, Erlene Randall-Dietary Services Supervisor, Kim Carlson- VP Human Resources, June Juday – Operations Supervisor of Ambulance Services, Leann McMullen – Imaging Manager, Brenda Moos-Revenue Cycle Director, Becky Gallik – IT Director and Garrett Estenson – Rehabilitation Services Director