Best Places to Work - The Journal Record 2018 - Page 16

#5 Large Employer Website: Twitter Handle: @YourDLO U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Oklahoma City Industry: Health Care Status: Public U.S. Employees: 672 Oklahoma Employees: 672 Year Founded: 2001 Company Leader: Dennis Hogle, CEO F or the 13th year in a row, Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma has made the Best Places to Work list thanks to the employee bene- fits and incentives that keep employees satisfied and proud to call the company home. Known as DLO for short, the company boasts more than 50 patient access points for both urban and rural patients while serving more than 3,500 physicians and more than 75 hospitals across the state. According to DLO, its mission is to provide innovative, timely and quality medical laboratory services to its clients and their patients. Employees at the company tout the company’s emphasis on em- ployee health through the Blueprint for Wellness program, where a free comprehensive lab test is run annually for part-time and full-time employees. If employees and spouses participate in the program, they will be eligible to receive a premium discount per pay period as well as an overall health report. DLO also offers free lab testing for their employees and participates in QuestBenefitsPlus, where employees are provided discounts on not only additional health-related needs but also personal needs such as hotel, car rental, pet insurance, gym discounts and much more. “We believe in the philosophy that while work is work, your work life is made either positive or negative by two equal factors – your relationship with your boss and your relationship with your co-work- 16 2018 Best Places to Work ers,” said Dennis L. Hogle, CEO. “We spend our energy on making sure our supervisors and people managers are creating a positive, supportive environment for their employees. If DLO’s employees come to work each day and have positive relationships, then they will take care of the thousands of Oklahomans who are depending on us to have a positive impact on their health. We take pride in the fact that more than 13 million lab tests are performed annually and done so with high quality and on a timely basis.” The company also pays 76 percent to 99 percent of employee med- ical premiums and at least 75 percent of life insurance and long-term care premiums. With flexible spending accounts, six paid holidays and 20 days of paid time off, employees also enjoy time to find work/life balance and vacation. Workers are also offered profit-sharing plans and stock option plans through DLO as well as tuition reimbursement for advanced or post-graduate degrees. “We could not be more proud to achieve this nomination 13 years in a row and it is a big selling point we make widely known with new employee candidates and clients alike,” said Hogle. “In our industry that is experiencing massive reimbursement reductions, the fact that we continue to achieve it is a major compliment to my leadership team.” The Journal Record