SALT LAKE CITY, January 19, 2001 – ARUP Laboratories,
Inc. (www.aruplab.com), a Utah-based clinical reference laboratory with
national and international clients and 1,200 employees, received the Work/Life
Award from the Utah Department of Workforce Services. This prestigious
award is based on the ability of a company to create a family-friendly
workplace. Winning companies have created workplaces that employees are
excited about and proud to be a part of.
ARUP's employee-focused strategy can be summed up in three words:
Family, Health and Education. ARUP is dedicated to providing and maintaining
a safe work environment for its employees. ARUP offers benefits such as
a free on-site health clinic for employees and their immediate family
members; numerous wellness programs; low-cost medical and dental insurance;
free life, disability and long-term health care insurance; tuition reimbursement
and support for continuing education; and flexible job schedules to maintain
a 24-hours-per-day and seven-days-per-week operation.
ARUP employs a large professional staff of laboratory scientists, individuals
involved in all areas of business operations, and entry-level positions
in specimen processing, courier transport and client services. As a result
of continued growth, ARUP is actively recruiting qualified employees to
join its team.
Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D., President and CEO of ARUP Laboratories, states
“ARUP recognizes that if our employees are to exhibit a caring attitude
and strong commitment to patients and physicians, ARUP needs to set an
example by showing a caring and respectful attitude to our employees.”
ARUP's corporate culture promotes integrity, open communication,
mutual respect, compassion, creativity and innovation.
ARUP Laboratories was formed in 1984 as an independent, full-service
reference laboratory and is owned by the Department of Pathology at the
University of Utah Health Sciences Center. ARUP performs specialty, esoteric
testing that supplements the diagnostic testing available in local communities.
With revenue of greater than $100 million, ARUP provides diagnostic testing
services for clients and hospitals throughout the United States, including
group purchasing organizations, regional hospital networks, individual
hospitals, children's hospitals, reference laboratories, university
hospitals and government institutions.
In support of the local community, ARUP Laboratories' Blood Donor
Center provides over 32,500 blood products per year to patients at the
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Primary Children's Medical
Center, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Shriners Hospital for Children.
Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D.
Ronald L. Weiss, M.D., M.B.A.
Dona W. Cassun, SPHR
(801) 583-2787 ext 2416