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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Named 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care

Annual list created by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine

(JACKSON, MI) April 13, 2016 – 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.

Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Caring William Deary, credits his employees’ dedication to delivering superior quality health care, their commitment to industry-leading patient and family satisfaction, and their support and respect for their fellow employees as a few of the many reasons for the company’s ability to be selected for the 2016 Best Workplaces in Health Care award.

“We are very pleased to have earned this acknowledgement,” said Deary.  “It is the caring attitude of every one of our employees that makes the key difference in the delivery of care to each patient we are provided the honor to serve.  We invest in innovation, equipment, 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 the true differentiator that creates the reputation of care and caring, which is at the heart of why we exist," he noted.

To create the list, Great Place to Work® surveyed close to 34,500 employees at health care organizations across the United States, including hospital systems, home health and hospice care providers, national health care associations, and medical products distributors.

Great Lakes Caring and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index© employee assessment survey. Survey questions assessed co-workers' feelings on camaraderie on the job, as well as how they felt about other workplace issues including management, communication, work-life balance, and compensation.

About Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice:

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the nation’s leading providers of a coordinated continuum of health care, consisting of home health, palliative and hospice care. Its health care services are delivered with an unparalleled level of quality by our dedicated team of health care professionals via prudent value-based health care management. Great Lakes Caring’s primary focus is to provide superior quality health care to those we are honored to serve, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative processes which drive extraordinary patient outcomes. With 24 locations and over 2,600 employees, the Company is one of the largest providers of home health and hospice in the United States and is nationally renowned as one of only eight home health and hospice companies in the nation recognized for “Top 50” clinical, operational and financial leadership excellence.