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Laser Spine Institute U.S. Corporate Headquarters Tampa, Florida | | Year Founded 2005 Company leader CEO Bill Horne | Status Private | Employees in State 42


hree physicians had the desire to help patients by revolutionizing neck and back surgery, and out of that need, the Laser Spine Institute was born. Now, as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, the Laser Spine Institute treats debilitating neck and back pain caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, scoliosis and sciatica. The Oklahoma City staff uses state-of-the-art equipment at its outpatient surgery center and caters to all patient needs. “Laser Spine Institute can be summed up in what we call our CHOICE values: Care, Have fun, One team, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. Those values extend to how we treat each other and the patients who visit our award-winning, accredited facility for minimally invasive spine surgery. Our organization has always fostered an environment that’s both fun and rewarding, two traits that have been incredibly influential in attracting and retaining the best and brightest in our industry,” said Bert Lindvall, executive director of the Oklahoma City office.


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Chaparral Energy U.S. Corporate Headquarters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | | Year Founded 1988 Company leader CEO Mark Fischer | Status Private | Employees in State 618


s pioneering and independent as the state it calls home, Chaparral Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It is also the third largest oil producer in Oklahoma and, based on active projects, the third largest producer of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery in the nation. The company’s activity at its North Burbank Unit in Osage County, Oklahoma, emphasizes that fact because it is the largest oil recovery unit in the state. Chaparral offers 100% employer-paid health coverage, direct access to senior management and compressed workweeks with the office closing at noon on Fridays. To encourage wellness, the company has on-site health screenings, reimbursement for gym memberships and weight loss and smoking cessation programs. In addition to these offerings, Chaparral promotes community engagement with up to eight hours paid time off to volunteer throughout the year. Employees can use these hours mentoring schoolchildren or helping Habitat for Humanity.

52 | OC TO B E R 8 , 2014 | OK L AHOMA GA Z ET TE Best Places to Work in Oklahoma winnersBptwlr's annual Best Places to Work in Oklahoma winners list.

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