Cornerstone Health Care Named a 2013 Best Employer in North Carolina

Cornerstone Health Care was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina.

February 14, 2013


  • Cornerstone ranked 5th among large employers recognized statewide
  • Employees of companies were surveyed to help rank the employers based on how they invest in their workforce
  • Rewards for longevity, performance and patient satisfaction rated well with Cornerstone employees

High Point, NC – Cornerstone Health Care was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina.  The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in North Carolina, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.  The 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina list is made up of 21 companies. 

A sample of Cornerstone’s 1,723 employees in more than 90 locations across central North Carolina were asked to complete a survey to measure their employee experience. The results were worth 75% of a score that placed Cornerstone 5th among large employers in the statewide ranking.

“We are thrilled to be named as a 2013 Best Employer in North Carolina,” says Grace Terrell, MD, President and CEO of Cornerstone Health Care. “What is most meaningful is seeing that our employees value what is important to Cornerstone – a culture of service that focuses on patient satisfaction, great performance and a commitment to each other. And they appreciate that our bonuses are tied to those values.”

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in North Carolina.  The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. Those scores were combined with the employee survey portion to determine the top companies and the final ranking.  Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in North Carolina and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 

For more information on the Best Employers in North Carolina program, visit

About Cornerstone Health Care
One of the fastest growing physician groups in the Southeast, Cornerstone is a physician-owned and led multi-disciplinary practice of more than 375 physicians and advanced practice providers in more than 90 locations in communities throughout central North Carolina. Recognized as a 2012 Success Story Award® winner for patient satisfaction by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., Cornerstone is transitioning from the traditional "fee-for-service" model to a patient-centered medical home system providing expanded access, increased coordination of care, enhanced patient education for prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and sophisticated technological support. For more information, visit