Project ECHO, at the University of New Mexico Health and Health Sciences, was named one of “Albuquerque’s Top Three Best Places to Work” at Albuquerque Business First’s 18th “Annual Best Places to Work in New Mexico” awards on Thursday, August 10.
Project ECHO was awarded this top prize in the extra-large business category. This award recognizes organizations of all sizes with exceptional climates, team atmospheres, benefits, and employee engagement. Nominees were submitted by the public and winners were determined from the results of anonymous employee surveys.
“This award is a source of great pride for our entire team”, said Sanjeev Arora, MD, founder and executive director of Project ECHO. “Our amazing staff and partners have been bringing life-saving medical and education expertise to New Mexico and beyond for 20 years, and this award recognizes the environment they have created through their commitment and passion.”
Project ECHO’s values-based workplace approach is the guiding principle of the organization.ECHO values include trust, respect, joy of work, excellence and accountability, innovation and learning, service to the underserved, democratization of knowledge, and teamwork. These values are embedded in every aspect of the organization’s culture. ECHO’s values prioritize the support and empowerment of staff as well as Project ECHO’s mission to ensure the right knowledge exists at the right place at the right time.
Beyond the standard benefits of health, dental, and vision offered by Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico, staff are offered flexible work hours, remote work options, tuition remission, sick leave, paid time off (including time off for community service and maternity/paternity leave), access to free and discounted health services, and learning and development opportunities.
Project ECHO was founded by Arora in 2003 to empower community providers to improve the well-being of people across the state. The ECHO Model works by strengthening the capacity of rural primary care providers to treat complex conditions locally with ongoing remote support from an interdisciplinary team of experts and a community of peers. Today, the ECHO Model is being implemented by more than 1,000 partners in 69 countries. This year, Project ECHO is celebrating 20 years of disseminating knowledge in rural and under-resourced areas.
About Project ECHO
In 2023, Project ECHO is celebrating 20 years of disseminating knowledge in rural and under resourced areas. Founded and headquartered at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N.M., Project ECHO empowers local community providers to improve the well-being of people in New Mexico and around the world.