Baxa Corporation Named One of Best Companies to Work For in Colorado

July 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Englewood, Colo. – Baxa Corporation has been named a finalist for the 2007 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado. The Best Companies initiative honors Colorado companies that demonstrate dedication to employee growth and quality of life. This second-annual statewide program is based on responses received to an electronic survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Baxa Corporation’s Colorado-based associates completed the surveys in April. Best Company finalists promote the best employment opportunities in the state – attracting new workers and promoting their retention.

“We have always promoted a healthy balance between achieving business goals and quality of life,” stated Laurel Ditson, VP of Organizational Development, “and the survey results validate our efforts.” A summary of the responses was shared with all associates through Baxa Corporation’s bi-weekly newsletter. Thanking each associate who took the time to respond to the survey, Ditson continued, “It is rewarding to have the Best Company recognition, but the most important aspect of this process was knowing that our associates feel that their work is rewarding and that Baxa is a great place to come to work every day.”

The SHRM Colorado State Council announced the finalists for the Best Companies designation in June. Rankings for the 2007 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado will be released at the SHRM awards luncheon on July 31 at the BelMar Center in Lakewood, Colorado. 9News Business News Reporter Gregg Moss will serve again this year as the event’s master of ceremonies.

The annual competition recognizes participants in two different categories: medium-sized (25-199 employees) and large-sized (200 employees or more). With just over 400 employees worldwide, Baxa is in the large-sized employers’ category. All ranking companies were evaluated and chosen by the Best Companies Group for the long-term benefits their participation brings to Colorado. Below is the complete list of the large-size company (200+ employees) finalists in alphabetical order.

2007 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado
* Baxa Corporation
* Education Sales Management
* Edward Jones
* Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Inc.
* PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
* Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
* Simpson Housing Limited Partnership, LLLP
* The Medical Center of Aurora / Centennial Medical Plaza
* T-Mobile USA – Colorado Call Centers
* University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at

About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 180,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.



Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation – 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations – 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558