Lifesprk has earned a position of 4123 amid Inc. 5000’s national ranking for the fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past 36 years, Inc. has recognized companies who exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of strategy and innovation, and are considered by Inc., ‘the superheroes of the U.S. economy.’
“Those who have made the list, on average, have grown six fold since 2013. During a stretch when the economy grew just 6.7 percent, that’s a result most businesses could only dream of,” said Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor in Chief for Inc. Media.
Joel Theisen, RN, CEO and Founder of Lifesprk added to Eric’s comment saying, “We are honored to be among companies like Timberland, Under Armour, Oracle, and Microsoft to name a few. It shows the growing demand for services that go beyond home care to look at the whole person and see the person, not just their medical diagnosis. While most of these companies have national brand recognition and growth from locations across the country, our growth stems from the people we serve right here in the Twin Cities and for that we are humbled and grateful.” Despite Lifesprk’s growth, the company recognizes that we have more work to do here in Minnesota and across the country to change the aging experience.
“We are ripe for change though,” Joel continued. “The time is now for new partnership models that break down fragmented silos to create systems of excellence that extend far into the communities where people live. Our company’s level of growth shows that Lifesprk’s whole person model is starting to shift the senior care industry’s’ thinking toward creating wellbeing, not just health, with an integrated continuum that focuses on the whole person rewarding health, prevention, and person-centric care. Reaching what we call ‘quadruple aim’ – lower costs, improved outcomes, better client and family experiences, and better employee experiences.”
Spotlighting companies that are paving the way for sustainable population health models is a tremendous step towards making change and preparing for the burgeoning aging population. “What’s important though amid this level of growth is that our people remain at the core of who we are and what we deliver,” Joel stressed. “It’s people serving people – we are in the business of sparking lives and that’s our main goal. Growth is a side effect of delivering care that people want. This award and others we’ve earned are proof of that.”