June 27, 2016

Mankato Clinic has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune for the second consecutive year. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 25-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.  The analysis included responses from over 73,870 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

Mankato Clinic was ranked fifth on the large company list.    

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a top workplace for the second year in a row by the Star Tribune,” Mankato Clinic CEO Randy Farrow said.  “Creating a great work environment for our staff continues to be a big focus at the Mankato Clinic and it’s nice to be acknowledged for those efforts.  We know that having an engaged workforce is absolutely essential to our mission of delivering high quality patient focused care to this region. If our staff is thriving, we are thriving.” 

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the
Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.” 

The Mankato Clinic was founded Mankato, Minnesota in 1916, by five area physicians who believed that a comprehensive, multi-specialty group practice offered the best means of providing quality health care to the residents of southern Minnesota.  The Mankato Clinic has grown to over 130 physicians and practitioners and employs over 750 people and is one of the only physician-owned and led medical facilities in the state of Minnesota.


 To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,555 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.