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Baxa Corporation Named Finalist for Third Year as a Best Company to Work For in Colorado
Date:6/5/2008

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation has been named a finalist for the 3rd annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado competition. Baxa has participated all three years, since the contest's inception, and each time has achieved finalist standing. Finalists are chosen based on responses to employee surveys sent by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The awards program honors Colorado companies that demonstrate dedication to employee growth and quality of life. Modeled after Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," the statewide program is the only one of its kind in Colorado.

"Baxa enjoys a unique culture where every associate makes a difference in the lives of patients on a daily basis," states Greg Baldwin, CEO. "There is real meaning in being part of team of people that does great things for the most fragile and precarious lives," adds Baldwin. Baxa associates take pride in knowing that their work is rewarding. Their survey responses acknowledge that the company is a great place to come to work every day. By designing for safety, Baxa makes products that save lives every day. By providing outstanding service and support, Baxa associates make it easier for our customers to save lives as well.

Aside from its customer and safety focus, there are special associate programs that differentiate Baxa as a great place to work. One is the Fun at Baxa (FAB) Committee. FAB provides regular social activities for associates such as company picnics; fundraisers, charity drives, barbecues and holiday parties. To encourage employee fitness and well-being, the company sponsors a Wellness Committee that puts together fitness events and supports clubs for running and biking activities and helps track progress with training for marathons and events such as the MS 150. The committee also provides an on-site gym and offers corporate rates on fitness club memberships to associates. In addition, Baxa training programs promote team and individual growth and skill-building.

The annual Best Companies competition recognizes finalists in two categories: medium-sized companies (25-199 employees) and large-sized companies (200 employees or more). With more than 400 employees worldwide, Baxa is considered a large-sized employer. As part of the competition, all ranking companies are evaluated by the Best Companies judging committee for the long-term benefits they provide to Colorado. The complete list of 2008 large-sized company finalists is:

AlloSource

Alpine Bank

Baxa Corporation

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

CoBank

Education Sales Management

Edward Jones

GE Johnson Construction Company

Hercules Industry

Mercury Payment Systems

Merrick & Company

Pinnacol Assurance

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

T-Mobile USA -- Colorado Call Centers

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock(R) Set Saver, Rapid-Fill(TM) Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med(R) Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse(R) Syringe Infusers, Repeater(TM) Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix(TM) and MicroMacro(TM) Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 180,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries. For more information about SHRM and the Colorado Best Companies competition visit http://www.coshrm.org/default.asp?PageID=10002423.

Contact:

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing

Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Email: marian.robinson@baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR

Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com


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