Carena Recognized as Best Place to Work by Best in Biz Awards 2016

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Leading virtual care provider honored for its focus on employee wellness

Carena, Inc., a leading virtual care provider, announced today it was a Best in Biz Awards 2016 bronze winner in the Best Place to Work – Medium category. The Best in Biz Awards are the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

The company was recognized as a Best Place to Work for heavily promoting and investing in employee success. Many leadership positions have been the result of internal promotions. In addition to paying competitive salaries, Carena provides a strong benefits package.

Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Four weeks paid time off annually
  • A flexible work-from-home policy
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance at no cost to employees
  • An HSA plan to which Carena contributes
  • Orca bus pass and ferry reimbursement
  • Noise-cancelling Bose headphones in open office to improve employees’ ability to focus
  • Free use of the building gym
  • A monthly “Breakfast at Carena”

The sixth annual program in North America garnered more than 600 entries, from an array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2016 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, App of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

“We are honored to recognized by Best in Biz as a Best Place to Work,” said Ralph C. Derrickson, CEO of Carena. “Carena’s talented teams of clinicians, technologists, marketers and customer service experts are bound through a culture that emphasizes collaboration, creativity and professional development. We strive to be a community leader whose employees feel valued and invested in.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to numerous judges returning from the 2011-2015 judging panels, this year’s panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group.

The panel of judges included Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Multifamily Executive, Network World, Portland Business Journal, Security Products Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Wired, WLRN and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016, visit:

About Carena
Carena designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. We combine technology and new care delivery methods to provide healthcare for the way consumers live and work today. Carena has offered on-demand Episodic urgent care since 2000, informing our telemedicine solution with industry-leading expertise in clinical quality and consumer preferences. Today, our virtual care model and configurable technology platform make it possible for health systems to offer care to consumers anytime, anywhere as a natural extension of each system’s brand, mission, and service. We partner with over 120 hospitals, offering virtual care access to over 15 million consumers. For more information, please visit

About Best in Biz Awards
Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product and PR and media. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2017 International are currently being accepted until the final deadline on April 28, 2017. For more information, visit:

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