MTS selected as 2015 Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Posted June 29, 2015 in News Category
mts3784webres-5bgMTS celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 by taking employees to 3rd Degree Glass Factory for lunch and a glass blowing demonstration. This type of event is one way MTS recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication to the organization

St. Louis, MO – June 29, 2015 – Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS), the regional organ procurement organization dedicated to saving lives in our community, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Top Workplaces 2015 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“It is an honor for MTS to be recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,” said MTS President and CEO Dean F. Kappel. “We are committed to investing in our people and taking care of our employees. It is incredibly rewarding to know our employees recognize MTS as a Top Workplace.” 

Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, MTS employs more than 170 people and has grown significantly in the last few years. Serving more than 4.7 million people in eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and northeast Arkansas, the organization facilitates the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant purposes. MTS’ mission to save lives through excellence in organ and tissue donation is one of three primary reasons employees say that they work for the organization. Exceptional benefits and their relationships with co-workers are the other two reasons that have repeatedly led to a highly satisfied and engaged team. 

twpstlouispost-dispatchportrait2015awFlexible scheduling, wellness programs and rewards and recognition programs have led to an annual retention rate of about 90 percent. In addition, MTS employees are motivated by stories from families of organs and tissue donors and transplant patients. These inspirational people give the staff a glance into the grief, suffering, hope and healing that can come from the lifesaving decision to donate one’s organs and tissues.

“We consistently seek to ensure our employees feel valued and engaged in our mission to save lives,” said Kappel. “Surveying our team always proves beneficial as we continuously try to improve through the feedback received. We know listening to our team results in better, happier employees who take extra steps to help each other and those we serve.”

The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 45 major publishing partners across the United States.  Over the past year, more than 6,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, June 28. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

About MTS
Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) saves and improves lives through organ and tissue donations. For more than 40 years it has facilitated and coordinated organ and tissue donation, and now serves 84 counties covering eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and northeast Arkansas that together are homes to 4.7 million people. MTS saves lives by providing expert and compassionate care. It was the first such organization in the U.S. to use innovative models for organ and tissue recovery and to increase donor registry enrollment in an effort to provide organs and tissues to those in need. It is federally designated and one of 58 organ procurement organizations in the U. S. 


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