article: 2017

Tensentric Named in The Denver Post Top Workplaces List

The Denver Post awarded Tensentric a 2017 Top Workplaces honor. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, to name just a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees.

Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

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Some are Old, Some are New, but all are Thankful for Tensentric's Partners in Caring Program

Tensentric continued their yearly Partners in Caring (PIC) program by giving back a portion of 2016 profits to a variety of charities, new and old. PIC, which started in 2012, resulted in donations of $154,000 being given to various medical and engineering non-profits chosen by our partners and Tensentric over the years. The first of three checks in 2016 went to Prometheus’ charity of choice.

Prometheus is part of Nestlé Health Science and committed to improving lives through the delivery of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products that enable clinicians to provide optimal care for their patients. They requested that the $10,000 donation go to the American Liver Foundation (ALF). Tensentric owners Wade Lukianow and Jeff Gentry accompanied Business Development Manager Bob Reiners, to present the check to Prometheus VP of R&D, Larry Mimms, GM & Head of Diagnostics, Warren Cresswell, and Executive Director of the Pacific Coast ALF, Scott Suckow.

Tensentric’s 2nd PIC check for $6000 went to Thermo Fisher’s choice; Padres Pedal the Cause (PPC). PPC believes every donation helps accelerate life-saving cancer research. Donations to PEDAL, help them reach their 2016 goal to donate $2,000,000 to world-class cancer centers. This aligns with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s goal to “enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer”. Specifically, Thermo Fisher creates innovative analytical instruments, lab equipment and specialty diagnostics providing rapid and accurate results for customers in research, clinical and applied fields. Tensentric’s CEO, COO and Director of Business Development presented the check for PPC to the Thermo Fisher team at their office in California.

PIC 2016 giving wrapped up with a $7,500 donation to Engineering World Health (EWH) in conjunction with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). BD is a medical devices, laboratory instruments, and diagnostic products company which helps all people live healthy lives. The team at BD, accepted the check on behalf of Engineering World Health CEO, Leslie J. Calman, who commented, “You Tensentric folks are the Best! We’re so grateful for your loyal support and help in all ways.”

2017 will see more Partners in Caring donations thanks to Tensentric’s clients and the hard-work of dedicated, rock-star engineers.

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EWH/Tensentric Design Competition Winners

We are very excited to show off the 2016 EWH/Tensentric Design Competition Winners! As EWH posted on their social site, “the ingenuity of all the participants demonstrates the significant impact engineering solutions can have on healthcare challenges around the world”. 1st prize went to the Uninterruptible Surgical Light from UNSW Australia. To read the top 3 winners posters, visit our Facebook or LinkedIn sites where you can click and enlarge them.

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Second place in the EWH/Tensentric Design Competition went to a team from the University of Toronto who realized that understanding the patient is integral to good care, and language barriers can make that almost impossible. Check out their poster for more information about the project.
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Third place in the EWH/Tensentric Design Competition, and my personal favorite name, went to the Washington University team from St. Louis. The WOOTA project stands for Water Out of Think Air so in addition to a cool name, it could be a groundbreaking invention. It is frightening that access to clean water becomes a medical issue affecting millions of people each year. Read the team’s poster to learn more about the problem and the WOOTA project’s solution.

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