Jacksonville, Fla., June 7, 2016 – Availity, the nation's largest real-time health information network, announced today its recognition as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

"At Availity we value the unique contribution of each of our employees. Every day we see tangible examples of our employees' passion, from their commitment to improving healthcare information flow to building up the communities in which we work," said Dr. Susan Reece, Availity's Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The panel of judges included various academics and thought leaders on employee engagement, and included representation from organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Technology Conference, and HRO Today.

"We take great pride in noticing when someone creates an innovative solution, solves a specific customer problem, or collaborates to help a co-worker succeed," said Dr. Reece. "Achievers is an essential tool for peer-to-peer recognition, celebration of successes and recognition of accomplishments. That positive momentum is what makes Availity a place where we enjoy careers with purpose and lives with balance."

A few of the initiatives that led to the company's recognition included:

  • Fostering a workplace environment that rewards and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Conducting teambuilding and networking events to strengthen collaboration
  • Participating in numerous philanthropic and mentorship initiatives in the community and region

"Engaging employees and promoting positive workplace culture are now top priorities for business leaders in North America, and the elite companies on this list are already ahead of their peers and seeing positive effects from their programs," said David Brennan, Achievers General Manager. "This award validates these companies' commitments to creating a people-first focus and recognizes how having an engaged workplace has positive impacts across the business. Our sincere congratulations to all of the 2016 winners!"

Availity will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at the awards gala on September 12th, 2016 at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto.

About Achievers

Achievers industry-leading Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives that enables both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today's workplace, Achievers' innovative SaaS platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering almost 6 million recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance in 150 countries. Visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a Blackhawk Network company and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

About Availity

As an industry-leading, HITRUST-certified health care information technology company, Availity serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide through a suite of dynamic products built on a powerful, intelligent platform. Availity integrates and manages the clinical, administrative, and financial data needed to fuel real-time coordination between providers, health plans, and patients in a growing value-based care environment. Facilitating over 7 million transactions daily, Availity's ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information is vital to the financial success of its clients.

For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).