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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Named 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Boston Area

(January 19, 2017) Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice (“Great Lakes Caring”) has been named one of Boston’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies for Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).  Great Lakes Caring is the only home health care company on the list of 23 total companies recognized.

“I want to personally thank our Massachusetts employees for this tremendous recognition,” said William Deary, Chief Executive Office of Great Lakes Caring. “Their commitment to the Value Based Purchasing payment model in Massachusetts drives the change needed to improve the overall quality of health care, improve the health of the people in the greater Boston area, and help reduce the cost of quality health care for individuals, families and employers. At Great Lakes Caring, our people are our greatest asset because they create our reputation of care and caring in the greater Boston area, which is at the heart of why we exist," said Deary.

The 2016 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. 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.

With over 20 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the NABR have identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR. “We are proud to honor this year’s national winners.”