Our Culture

At CHEST we care about world lung health, and we care about making a difference. We know this is only possible by working with an engaged and passionate team, so we cultivate an environment where that team can thrive.

The Way We Work

  • Lead with Integrity
    • Be honest, respectful, professional
    • Speak with candor, listen to understand
  • Leverage Passion
    • Welcome healthy debate and assume best intentions
    • Win for CHEST, patients, customers
  • Honor the Team
    • Value partnership and diversity
    • Empower one another, hold each other accountable
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Translate ideas into solutions
    • Use your imagination
  • Have Fun
    • Celebrate success
    • Work together, learn together, play together

We Build From Within

We believe in growing the skills of our teams. We encourage professional development through conferences, seminars, and webinars, as well as certificate programs and college-level degrees. We support memberships in professional organizations and offer tuition reimbursement to help employees on their career paths. Check out our Benefits page to learn more

We mentor and nurture our employees to help them advance within the organization. During the past year, 25% of our employees were promoted and 20% have had their job descriptions revised to accurately reflect their growth within their roles.

We Give to the Community

Through the CHEST Foundation, we offer a Lung Health Experience in communities where we host medical conferences. The public is invited to attend and receive a free lung health screening (up to a $100 value) performed by volunteer physicians and clinicians. We have also hosted this event in Chicago’s Daley Plaza. CHEST employees assist with this community service as they desire and are able.

CHEST supports holiday charity drives benefiting organizations like Toys for Tots, Northfield Food Pantry, Timothy’s Ministry, and Heartland Animal Shelter. Individual teams have voluntarily taken part in additional community service activities of their choice, including Feed My Starving Children, Operation Christmas Child, sponsoring families in need, and more.

We Appreciate Each Other

To recognize everyone’s contribution to the work of CHEST, we make time for appreciation events. We have a yearly summer event and a holiday party where employees can gather with their work friends outside the office. “Busy Breaks” are scheduled throughout the year so employees can take a short break from their work to clear their minds, stretch their legs, and enjoy snacks and refreshments.

Read more of our website to learn more about CHEST and how it works to promote lung health around the world. A great place to start is our About page.