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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Named 2016 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation

(January 12, 2017) For the second consecutive year, Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice (“Great Lakes Caring”) has been named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies for Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Great Lakes Caring is one of only two home health care companies on the list of 346 total recognized.

William Deary, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Caring, credits this national recognition to all their employees’ dedication to delivering superior quality health care, their commitment to industry-leading patient and family satisfaction, and their support and respect for fellow employees as a few of the many reasons for the company’s ability to be selected for the 2016 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® award.

“We are very pleased to have earned this acknowledgement,” said Deary.  “It is the excellence of every one of our employees that makes the key difference in the delivery of health care to each patient we are provided the honor to serve.  We invest in innovation, specialty programs, education and technologies, however we must embrace our extraordinary staff who are committed every day to ensuring we provide value, superior quality, and patient satisfaction. Our staff is our true differentiator who create the reputation of care and caring, which is at the heart of why we exist," he noted.

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.”

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