Star Tribune names FirstLight Health System a 2018 Top 150 Workplace

Star Tribune names FirstLight Health System a 2018 Top 150 Workplace

FirstLight Health System has 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 24.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-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 71,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. FirstLight was ranked 44th out of 50 midsize companies that also took the survey.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Top 150 Workplace once again,” comments Randy Ulseth, CEO, FirstLight Health System.   Also, 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.”

FirstLight Health System currently has 492 employees and is the largest employer in Kanabec County.  It has two other campuses one located in Pine city and the other in Hinckley.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,400 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Open opportunities with FirstLight Health System can be found here.

L-R: Kristie Bryant (Clinic Nurse Supervisor), Diane Bankers (Sr VP Nursing Services), June Juday (EMS Manager), Kimberley Carlson (Sr VP HR), Leann McMullen (Imaging Manager), Jill Sawyer (ED Nurse Manager), Brenda Moos (Revenue Cycle Director), Josh Asp (CFO), Sheila Peterson (Revenue Cycle Manager)