Centene recently crossed an important milestone: we became a Fortune 500 company.
Each year, Fortune magazine publishes a report on the largest companies by revenue. This year, with 2009 revenues of $4.1 billion, Centene ranked #486 – breaking into the top 500 for the first time. Last year, we ranked #609 with revenues of $ 3.3 billion.
Why is this important? The new milestone underscores the strong and consistent growth we’ve worked hard to achieve. It is recognition that we are navigating Centene toward a prosperous future, despite the difficult and volatile economic climate.
I would like to use this occasion to commend every employee for their contribution to our achievement, and also for their everyday efforts to bring better health outcomes to our 1.5 million members.
Going forward, I am convinced we will continue to reach new milestones as we expand our ability to offer innovative, low-cost solutions to states for high quality health care services for the un-insured and under-insured.