April 23, 2021
Delta Dental of Kansas Recipient of 2021 Innovation Award
Delta Dental of Kansas has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Innovation Award by the Wichita Business Journal. The award honors companies who have developed innovative approaches and solutions in the workplace over the past year.
“I am proud of our accomplishments but even prouder of how we achieved them—by working together and winning as a team,” said Dean Newton, President & CEO of Delta Dental of Kansas. “I feel very fortunate to work with such a high performing team driven by a passion and commitment to achieve our goals.”
In 2020, DDKS embraced innovation as a critical strategic pillar to position our company for the future. DDKS’ focus included creating a dedicated in-house Innovation Lab focused on solutions-driven innovation to reduce healthcare costs, enhancing technology solutions and service for clients, expanding access to care and improving outcomes. In addition, we launched cross-functional employee Innovation Teams to implement innovations in key strategic areas across our company.
About Delta Dental of Kansas
Delta Dental of Kansas' mission is to expand healthcare access for everyone by offering affordable, consumer-focused benefits, reduced healthcare costs and exceptional service to employers and individuals. Our focus has led to an industry-leading 98%+ satisfaction rating among consumers, employers and brokers as measured by an independent third party.
The foundation of our success is our incredible employees who work hard every day to provide exceptional service to our stakeholders. We strive to provide a positive company culture through employee empowerment, transparent communication, encouraged collaboration, a focus on overall wellbeing, and connection opportunities. We have been recognized nationally and locally as a Best Places to Work, as National Company of the Year for insurance, as a No. 1 Healthiest Employer and Innovative Company of the Year.