Awards, Accolades and Recognition
At Great Lakes Caring, our mission is to provide superior quality care wherever our patients call home. Our core values, commitment and dedication to quality care have been recognized by numerous organizations that award companies for excellence in the industry and in business.
Fortune Magazine's 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care in the United States, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.
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.
National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
For the second 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 time, 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.
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 Boston
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice was named one of the 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2017 for the third 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 2016 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.
Caregiver Friendly® Award
In 2015, Great Lakes Caring became a second-time winner of Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s Caregiver Friendly® Award.
Great Lakes Caring was one of only two companies nationwide to receive this award in the services category for its By Your Side℠ Program. In 2014, the company was one of four national winners for its Care That Never Sleeps℠ Promise.
Caregiver Friendly Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers. The Caregiver Friendly Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created for the needs of caregivers.
Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan
Great Lakes Caring was honored to have earned a spot on Crain's 2014 Cool Places to Work list. The recognition program honors employers that go the extra mile to make employees feel appreciated — as judged by the employees themselves.
The program was open to Michigan businesses, nonprofits and government entities. An organization must have at least 15 employees at a Michigan location to have been considered. Harrisburg, Pa.-based research business Best Companies Group gathered data and conducted surveys on each organization to create the final rankings. The rankings are divided into three groups according to the organization's size, as measured by employee count.
The final ranking is heavily weighted toward the employee portion of the assessment, accounting for 75 percent of the evaluation. The employer end accounts for the remaining 25 percent.