ASB Awarded New Contract & Special Honors
American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., entered a three-year guaranteed savings program with Albert Lea Medical Center, Albert Lea, Minn., through the Novation supplier agreement.
Comprised of 15 medical units in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, Albert Lea Medical Center is a member of VHA. Since Novation is the contracting arm of VHA, the facility has access to Novation contracts.
In other news, ASB received top honors at an awards ceremony held on Jan. 26 in St. Louis Park, Minn., which recognized work/life balance initiatives among Minnesota businesses that implement programs and practices to create flexible and supportive workplaces. ASB was awarded the Gold Work-Life Champions Award in the large company (250-999 employees) category.
Noteworthy efforts included offering flexibility and control over work schedules; employer-paid health premiums; generous holiday and illness leave; and formal systems of communication for employees to express their opinions on issues relating to both organizational operations and employee treatment.
“Creating work environments where employees don’t have to choose between doing their jobs and caring for their family members is increasingly important as our global economy expands,” said Diane Cushman, director of the Office on Economic Status of Women, and advisor to the 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champions Awards.
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