Accolade, a national company that streamlines the fragmented array of member services, nurse lines, disease management and care management programs typically deployed in healthcare coverage into one integrated service its members access through their own Accolade Health Assistant, recently opened an office in Scottsdale.
Umair Khan, customer operations lead for Accolade’s Scottsdale office, says the company — which opened its first office in Plymouth Meeting, Penn., in 2007 and whose services are offered as a benefit by some of the country’s largest self-insured employers and payers — wanted to expand into the western part of the country. After looking at various options and researching the Phoenix metropolitan area, Khan says Scottsdale “came out on top.”
“The work force here is great, and we can get greater business continuity by being in two time zones,” he says. He credits the City of Scottsdale with helping Accolade get settled into the area and offering tips on how to recruit from the great local work force. The company, which plans to hire a total of 250 new positions to Scottsdale over the next three years to keep up with growing customer demand and to offer extended hours of operation, is actively hiring RNs and Health Assistants.
“We are a new and different type of healthcare company that is good for people who may want a career in healthcare but not work in a hospital. Working for Accolade allows people to use their skills but in a very authentic and humane manner,” Khan says.