Sysmex America Named as Center for Companies That Care Honor Roll Recipient
 
  Release Date:  March 17, 2011  
 
Contact: Tammy Kutz
Manager, Media & Events
Sysmex America, Inc.
mediarelations@sysmex.com
 
 
Mundelein, Illinois, March 17, 2011 – Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces its selection to the Center for Companies That Care’s 2011 Honor Roll, said Karen Stoneman, Vice President of Human Resources, Sysmex America.  The 2011 Honor Roll is a national list recognizing employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. This year’s achievement, which marks Sysmex America’s third consecutive award from the Center, will be officially recognized during a community symposium in Portland, Oregon in May.  The eighth annual Honor Roll celebrates U.S.-based organizations of all sizes in diverse industries including privately held and publicly traded organizations as well as not-for-profit employers.
 
“These employers are among the best in the nation,” said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care’s Co-founder and President. “They have remained engaged with their employees and communities to understand their needs and, in most cases, to meet them.  When times have gotten tough these employers have increased communications and employee involvement.  They clearly realize how values-driven practices enable their success.” 

Sysmex America has demonstrated excellence in the 10 Characteristics inherent to a “Company That Cares” including: developing employees and leaders, supporting the pursuit of work/life balance, sustaining a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees, providing competitive compensation and benefits, and volunteering in the community, among others. Two key components of the selection process are a written application and employee survey results.

“At Sysmex America we are committed to serve as a meaningful contributor to the personal and professional development of our employees.  This, in turn, benefits the communities in which we operate as a company.  It also serves as a natural extension of the kind of quality that Sysmex aims to extend to the physicians and patients who benefit from the customers that we serve on a daily basis.  It is once again an honor to be recognized as a company that cares,” said Stoneman.
Each March the Honor Roll is announced in conjunction with the launch of CAREDAYS, an annual month-long, national initiative to address a significant societal issue.  CAREDAYS11: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by ensuring that under-resourced classroom libraries have age-appropriate books for children to read.   Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds to purchase books for 1000 classrooms. 

About Center for Companies That Care
Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees, families and communities by encouraging employers to integrate the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care into their daily business practices. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll, the community symposium, or CAREDAYS11: Terrific Tales, visit http://www.companies-that-care.org/ or call 312.661.1010.    
 
 
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us.
 

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