Top Company 2021: Health Care
These two companies are making their mark in the world of health care
In its 34th year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These two companies – one winner and one finalist –represent the 2021 Top Companies in Health Care.
Workit Health is a health-care technology company offering digital evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, including medication for opioid and alcohol use disorders. Workit’s patient-centered web and phone apps bring gold-standard substance use disorder treatment to the privacy of the home, with therapeutic interactive recovery curriculums, video visits with clinicians and counselors, online recovery groups, and virtual drug testing. Workit Health partners with individuals, health plans and employers.
Founded in 2015, Workit Health now boasts a team of more than 150 people around the U.S. and has added medically assisted treatment programs in new states each year. The company is on track to quadruple revenue growth from 2019 to 2021.
The company reports 40 million lives covered through partnerships with national health plans, Fortune 500 companies, and state and local governments. Workit Health’s co-founders both experienced America’s broken addiction treatment system firsthand. As experienced technologists, they saw Silicon Valley revolutionize everything from communication to transportation, and they intend to do the same in the field of addiction recovery.
Workit Health and its clinicians are licensed experts, and the firm’s outcomes prove that addiction care doesn’t have to cost $30,000 to change a life. Workit Health is a certified B-Corporation, a mission-driven business dedicated to making a social impact. As a B-corporation, the company has met verified standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.
Mentally STRONG is a mental-health clinic in Colorado Springs that accepts walk-ins during business hours for patients in crisis. The organization was founded three years ago by Dr. Cristi Bundukamara, a psychiatric nurse practitioner for more than 20 years.
Bundukamara is also the creator of the Mentally STRONG Method, which she describes as a formula for developing mental strength and a type of cognitive restructuring anyone can learn. Her goal: to empower 100,000 people to know the Mentally STRONG Method.
In June this year, Bundukamara announced the launch of an online program, Raising Mentally STRONG Kids. The program is designed to help parents support their children through mental health issues, in conjunction with mental health treatment by professionals.