American College of Rheumatology Named as Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year March 13, 2019 ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is delighted to be named a 2019 Top Workplace by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) for the third consecutive year. The distinction is awarded annually to Atlanta’s best employers in recognition for their commitment to developing and sustaining a culture that supports, promotes, and values its employees. The only medical association selected out of 150 total workplaces, the ACR has a staff of 103 and provides specialized education, practice support, and advocacy for more than 9,600 rheumatologists and health professionals worldwide. “I’m thrilled to see our organization acknowledged in this way for the third year in a row,” said ACR Executive Vice President Mark Andrejeski. “It’s a testament to the supportive and enthusiastic environment that we foster. I’m glad to know that our dedicated employees have such a high degree of satisfaction in their work and feel that the ACR provides them with the resources to thrive.” More than 4,300 companies were nominated or requested to participate in the 2019 Top Workplaces awards, with over 48,000 employees taking part in the survey that narrowed down Atlanta’s recipients. The ACR was chosen as one of 75 companies in the Top Workplaces small company division, which is defined as having 149 or fewer employees. Survey responses from employees, including statements rated on a seven-point Likert scale, were used to determine Top Workplaces winners. Employees were also encouraged to provide open-ended feedback about companies. “The supportive management style and career development options are wonderful, as well as having the chance to do something and meaningful,” said one employee about the culture at the ACR. Another explains, “The ACR provides me with the opportunity to contribute to a great organization in a meaningful way, in a setting where I feel that my efforts and insights are appreciated.” ACR employees cited “work-life balance” and a “mission-driven vision” when asked what they value most about working for the organization. In addition to these factors, the ACR provides a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, a defined employer contribution retirement plan, long- and short-term disability, paid leave and a flexible work schedule. Media Contact: Jocelyn Givensjgivens@rheumatology.org404-929-4810 ###The American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,500 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases.