Bloomington, Ind. — Last week, Cook Medical was recognized as one of the best places to work in Bloomington. The honor comes from the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation in partnership with The Mill and The Herald-Times.
“We’re pleased to be included in the inaugural class for the Bloomington Best Places to Work. This award is special because it recognizes the importance of company culture and its connection to a successful business.” said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Group and Cook Medical. “As a family company, we have been able to create a unique culture that provides meaningful work that we all feel good about at the end of the day.”
An important part of the company’s culture is an open environment that encourages collaboration and feedback. Cook employees have continual opportunities to provide feedback to company leadership. Many of those suggestions have been implemented, leading to changes like creating the employee health clinic, process improvements, new benefits like parental leave, and updates to the company’s education and professional development program, My Cook Pathway.
“Programs like My Cook Pathway have allowed us provide employees with opportunities to further their education,” said Nicky James, vice president of Human Resources and Talent Development for Cook Group and Cook Medical. “From helping employees earn their high school diplomas to obtaining professional development opportunities, we want to empower all employees to reach their personal and professional goals.”
Cook Medical has more than 10,000 employees around the world, 70 percent of whom are located in the U.S.
The Bloomington Best Places to Work recognition for Cook Medical follows Forbes naming the company as one of America’s Best Employers of the Year in 2018.
To learn more about careers at Cook Medical, visit cookmedical.com/careers.
About Cook Medical
Since 1963 Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are combining medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to help the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities. Find out more at www.cookmedical.com, and for the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.