Spok Inc Continues to Add Jobs in Eden Prairie
Virginia-based health care communications company Spok is on pace to add 60 jobs at its Eden Prairie office—a 45 percent expansion of its local workforce.
Spok (pronounced “spoke”) is about halfway through its growth plan, having added more than 30 new employees since January of last year. Spok’s Twin Cities presence already included 135 staff members, which makes up more than 20 percent of its approximately 600-person companywide workforce.
The staff expansion is part of its ongoing mission to improve the company’s core offering, Spok Care Connect, a platform aimed at helping hospitals coordinate care. New employees were sought for Spok’s product solution creation team.
“We are growing at a very fast pace. We’re poised to not only become the leader in communication, but also to transform an industry,” said Sarb Singh-Kaur, vice president of development for Spok, in a company video. “We’re bringing in great talent; we’re bringing people who understand what healthcare is all about, understand our customers.”
Spok’s ties to the Twin Cities go beyond its Eden Prairie office. The company is a product of a $163.3 million acquisition deal between USA Mobility Inc. and Amcom Software, which was founded in Minneapolis in 1984. Spok became the business name in 2014, and has since been run as a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings Inc.
Spok’s plans for the future, in addition to the almost 30 people the company intends to hire next, include an upcoming rollout of new products, and a particular focus on enhancing automation in the healthcare communications industry.
“We get to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to create cognitive workflows. We basically use all of the principles associated with the IoT technologies that are proliferating in the world today and bring them within the setting of healthcare,” said Singh-Kaur. “Getting the right people at the right place at the right time can be the difference between the patient surviving or having complications in its care.”