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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Named One of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2017

(April 18, 2017) 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.

Adam Nielsen, President of Great Lakes Caring, credits Great Lakes Caring's employees' dedication to delivering superior quality health care, their commitment to industry-leading patient satisfaction, and their support and respect for their fellow employees as reasons for the company's ability to be selected as one of West Michigan's 2017 Best and Brightest Companies for Work For®.

"All of our West Michigan employee are very deserving of this recognition," said Nielsen. "They take to heart the responsibility we have to be a great place to work for our employees and we invest in innovation, equipment and technologies to make them successful and to enhance the lives of our patients. At Great Lakes Caring, our people are our greatest asset because they create our reputation of care and caring, which is at the heart of why we exist."

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.

An independent research firm evaluates 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.

"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 2017 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 Best and Brightest Programs. "We are proud to honor this year's winners."

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