ITelagen Named a Best Place to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for Second Year in a Row

Positive company culture, strong career development programs and supportive management team position ITelagen as a top local employer for second year in a row.

November 1, 2019 – Sarasota, FL:  ITelagen, a leading IT services and solutions company specializing in healthcare technology,  has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for 2019.

This is the second consecutive year that Best Companies Group (BCG) and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune named ITelagen to this exclusive list since the company relocated its headquarters to Sarasota in 2017.

Best Places to Work is a competition to determine the best employers in the counties of Sarasota and Manatee, Florida. Employers complete in-depth questionnaires about company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. Employees complete surveys about their engagement and satisfaction, including open-ended questions. ITelagen receives an anonymous summary of the employee feedback, which the management team uses as a tool to continually find new ways to make the company a better place to work.

John O’Keefe, Chief Executive Officer of ITelagen, explains that “We are extremely proud to be named a Best Place to Work for the second straight year. The award is particularly meaningful because it is heavily based upon employee feedback. In a customer-focused business like ITelagen’s, if our people aren’t empowered – and inspired – to do their jobs well, our customers can’t achieve their full potential.”

ITelagen’s mission is to help medical practices improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes by delivering Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and innovative technology solutions like cloud hosting and cybersecurity. The company also provides IT support services so that healthcare providers can focus on their patients instead of worrying about system issues.

John O’Keefe adds “We have a world-class portfolio of healthcare technology solutions and services to help medical practices be more successful. But we consider our people to be ITelagen’s most valuable asset, and we built the company culture around that philosophy. By keeping our team happy, engaged and committed to customer success, everyone wins.”

ITelagen moved its headquarters to Sarasota in March 2017 to offer employees a great quality of life at a low cost, with no state income tax. Another goal was to create a unique, fun work environment where people would want to spend time. Employees work in a completely redesigned 6,000 square foot space that has a creative, colorful layout and amenities like a game room, gym, full-size kitchen/bistro with free snacks and drinks, and daycare in the complex.

A cornerstone of ITelagen’s culture is career development. Emile Clifford, Vice President of Human Resources at ITelagen explains, “Our Professional Development Program offers support staff the opportunity to increase their salary through industry certifications that ITelagen pays for, including time off to study and take the exam. By doing this, our people grow their knowledge and salary, we build in-house expertise, and customers have more knowledge at their disposal.”

ITelagen congratulates all the companies who are named as 2019 Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee. The full list is available here.