Newswise — CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced that for a second year, it has been named a winner in the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation. The honor identifies companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees.

“ASA is thrilled to achieve this honor for the second year in a row, as we continuously strive to elevate our organization’s culture by incorporating health, wellness and work-life balance within an inclusive workplace environment,” said Paul Pomerantz, ASA CEO. “Our goal has been to attract and retain the brightest minds while creating an organization that supports success. Congratulations to the other award winners as we all strive to positively impact the lives of our employees.”

The Best and Brightest Program honored 512 national winning organizations from across the country, out of 2,400 nominations. Winners will be recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) at the National Best and Brightest Summit – Illuminate 2019 symposium and awards gala this fall in Chicago.

The Best and Brightest team looked at the 2018 national winners’ statistical scores and compared them to national average scores of other nationally recognized winners and applicants from 2017. The Best and Brightest national winners raised the bar and scored above the benchmark this year in the following categories: Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Recruitment, Selection, and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; and Work-Life Balance.

"Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today's economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2018 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward," said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO, National Association for Business Resources.



Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit Like ASA on Facebook and follow ASALifeline on Twitter.


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