Twenty-Two Years and Counting—Thanks to our MedSpeeders

On April 10th MedSpeed turned 22.  In the time since we began operations with three routes in Chicago, we’ve seen many changes within the healthcare industry and within our own organization.

For all of these – and they are too numerous to list – one thing has been true throughout: everything we do rests on the foundation of our team, the now nearly 3,000 MedSpeeders that live our mission every day.

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CEOs, Company Culture and Crain’s

Ask nearly any CEO, and s/he will tell you that creating and maintaining the “right” culture is a key part of a successful company. That idea was reiterated repeatedly when I had the pleasure of being part of a panel for a breakfast, presented by Crain’s Chicago Business, last week. Our panel was comprised of four CEOs from middle market companies, representing a variety of industries.

The topic of company culture kicked off the discussion when our moderator asked us about the challenges we faced to maintain growth at this stage in our respective company’s development. Often, growth makes it challenging to maintain and extend culture. And that’s a big deal because culture is an indelible component of who we are as companies, and the fact that culture plays a key role in retaining good employees. While there are many factors that play into someone’s decision to stay at or leave a company, culture is a key influencer.

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