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ANTHC named Best-In-State Employer for Alaska by Forbes

June 21, 2019

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) was named by Forbes as the Best-In-State Employer for Alaska, in the first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state.

Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research company, to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees across the U.S. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

ANTHC is a nonprofit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. In partnership with the Alaska Native and American Indian people that we serve and the Tribal health organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC provides world-class health services.

The Consortium’s work includes comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training and rural water and sanitation systems construction. ANTHC is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 3,000 employees offering an array of health services to people around the nation’s largest state.

“Every day, ANTHC staff inspire me with the work they do for our people. This national distinction reflects the commitment and passion of our staff to achieve our vision,” said Andy Teuber, ANTHC Chairman and President. “On behalf of ANTHC’s Board of Directors, we appreciate our staff and their commitment to the health of our people.”

To determine the list, Statista surveyed 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors — the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce — and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. The final list ranks the 1,430 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

When ANTHC employees recently participated in an employee engagement survey, staff mentioned several different reasons why they enjoy working at ANTHC. The survey consisted of 25 questions including two open-ended questions for comments. The first open-ended question, “What do you like most about working for this organization?” received 1,445 written responses. 

Many employees reported they enjoy the people they work with and the work they do. Staff also commented on the excellent benefits offered and felt as though the organization supported education and career growth as well as having a healthy work-life balance. In the survey, 89% of staff said they like the work they do, 84% of staff said they are proud to work for ANTHC and 78% of staff said they would recommend ANTHC as a good place to work.

“There are many innovative and inspiring organizations doing amazing work in our state. To be considered, and chosen, by our employees and Forbes is a humbling recognition,” said Roald Helgesen, ANTHC CEO and Administrator. 

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