FirstLight is awarded TopWorkplace designation for 2019

Star Tribune names FirstLight Health System a 2019 Top Workplace

Mora, MN – June 14, 2019—FirstLight Health System has been named one of the Top 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 16.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 28-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 140,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The results of the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“Earning this designation signifies FirstLight employees are engaged with the patients and families they care for every day.  The employees have created this culture of excellence and I thank them for that.  They are the difference makers in our patient’s health,” comments Randy Ulseth, CEO.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

Located in the heart of east central Minnesota, FirstLight is an accredited, rural hospital and clinic system amidst completing a $62M expansion project specifically addressing patient access, security, services and technology challenges.  FirstLight currently employs a staff of over 500 employees and has earned a Top Workplace designation for the past seven years.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely because of employee responses.