2018 HomeCare Elite
The 2018 HomeCare Elite is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its 13th year, this market-leading review names the top 25 percent of agencies based on performance measures. This year, those measures include quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, best practices implementation and financial management. The 2018 HomeCare Elite also recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 among providers nationwide. The data for this study is based on publicly available information. Great Lakes Caring's Mentor, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Newburtport, Mass.; and Warsaw, Ind. branches were recognized this year.
2018-2019 Great Place To Work Certified
Great Lakes Caring is a 2018-2019 Great Place to Work Certified company.
The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across all of Great Lakes Caring’s offices. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of the staff’s experience on the job. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.
2018 Glassdoor Top CEO
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Chief Executive Officer, Adam Nielsen, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.
Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Nielsen received an approval rating of 93 percent based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Great Lakes Caring employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. Currently, Nielsen’s rating is at an impressive 97 percent, compared to the Glassdoor average CEO approval rating of only 69 percent.
2018 Crain's Detroit Business Notable Women in Health Care
Great Lakes Caring employees Marcy Miller, Chief Clinical Officer and Deb Polkowski, Director of Hospital Readmission Reduction made the list of 35 women who are leaders in their companies and health care in Michigan. Miller and Polkowski were chosen by Crain's Detroit Business for their positive impact on patient care at Great Lakes Caring, showing creativity in the way they manage their teams and achieve goals, and for helping to advance the careers of their female employees.
Fortune Magazine's 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care in the United States, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.
For the second consecutive year, Great Lakes Caring ranked number 18 on the list, based on their employees’ assessments of the reward and satisfaction they take in their jobs, the camaraderie and loyalty they experience with coworkers, and the trust and confidence they feel toward Great Lakes Caring’s leaders.
Fortune Magazine's 2017 Best Workplaces for Women
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women in the United States, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and
Great Lakes Caring ranked number 87 on the list. The ranking was drawn from surveys of more than 400,000 U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, assessing them on key metrics for a great workplace, gender comparison and consistent experiences in a diverse group.
Fortune Magazine's 2017 Best Workplaces for Millennials
Great Lakes Caring was ranked 94th on the list of the country’s Best Workplaces for Millennials, announced by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
The ranking considered 398,000 surveys that assessed organizations’ fairness, teamwork, benefits and other elements essential to an outstanding work culture.
National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
For the third consecutive year, Great Lakes Caring has been awarded this honor. The National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.
For the ninth consecutive year, Great Lakes Caring has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon the companies who illustrate a consistent growth rate over a period of three years. Great Lakes Caring had a 294% growth over the past three years.
The Inc. 5000 serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. The companies on the Inc. 5000 list are responsible for creating more than one million jobs since their founding; making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Detroit
Great Lakes Caring made the list of the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit. This is the second time Great Lakes Caring has made the list in Metro Detroit, and they are the only health care company featured this year. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. Some of these measures include compensation, benefits, employee engagement, retention, education, recruitment, orientation, recognition, and work-life balance.
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Boston
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice was named one of the 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Boston-area by the National Association for Business Resources. Great Lakes Caring has a branch in Newburyport.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. All participating companies receive a complimentary assessment report and benefits throughout the year. Winning companies are invited to celebrate in one of our many event regions.
101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice was named one of the 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago by the National Association for Business Resources. Great Lakes Caring has branches in Chicago, Palos Heights and Springfield, Illinois.
The 2017 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which evaluated each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance and the best of the best small business, medium business and large business.
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in West Michigan
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice (“Great Lakes Caring”) has been named one of West Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies for Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Great Lakes Caring is one of two home health care companies on the list of 137 total companies recognized.
Winners are pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 1-100 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Small Business; 101-300 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Medium Business; employers with more than 301 employees are benchmarked together and are classified as Large Business. All companies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting in Better Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.
Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in Michigan
Great Lakes Caring was by The Detroit Free Press as one of the 2016 Top Workplaces in Michigan for the third consecutive year. The Top Workplaces award honors the top 100 Michigan companies whose workers express their satisfaction with their workplace including: pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, flexibility, skill enhancement training, employee store, employee referral program and many other company attributes.
Great Lakes Caring was in the “large company” group with more than 900 Michigan-based employees. Winners are chosen through a complex judging process conducted by the survey firm Workplace Dynamics.
Best Employers in Ohio
Great Lakes Caring was named to the esteemed Best Employers in Ohio list in 2018 for the fourth year in a row. The Ohio Society for Human Resource State Council and Best Companies Group created this exciting initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Ohio’s best employers.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the best employers in Ohio. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, and was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience, which accounted for 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Award Winner
Great Lakes Caring was named a recipient of Corp! Magazine’s 2017 Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Award for the second time. Winners were selected based on an online questionnaire, which determined their growth over the past year as well as their economic impact on the state of Michigan. The winners ranged from small businesses to multinational corporations, from companies employing less than 10 people to others with several thousand employees.
When Work Works
Great Lakes Caring has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works award for exemplary workplace practices. Great Lakes Caring is one of only two home health and hospice companies in the country recognized this year.
The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.