Providence Health Plans merits two "most admired" honors

Providence Health Plans received double recognition in the 2011 Portland Business Journal "Most Admired Companies" awards. PHP placed second in the health care category, ahead of all other health plans on the list. In addition, PHP made the top 10 "Most Admired Across All Industries" list, joining such firms as Nike, Intel and Columbia Sportswear. "This is a wonderful acknowledgement of our team," said Jack Friedman, chief executive officer, Providence Health Plans. "We believe it shows that people who care for each other and for those they serve create an environment in which we can achieve great things."

The awards are based on the results of a survey of 1,800 chief executives and top-level managers in Oregon. Providence Health Plans has been one of the "Top 10 Most Admired Health Care Companies" in each of the six years the awards have been presented, beginning in 2006.