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Detroit Free Press Names Residential a 2015 Top Workplace in Michigan

Posted by Teresa Spencer on Nov 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice have been named as winners of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplace award for the fifth consecutive year. TROY, MI, November 22, 2015 – Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Troy, MI-based providers of in-home healthcare and hospice services and subsidiaries of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), are pleased to announce that they have been named as winners of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplace award for the fifth consecutive year.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, among them Alignment, Execution, and Connection.

‘The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,’ said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. ‘But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.’ Claffey added, ‘Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.’

Since 2001, the Residential Healthcare Group has been dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and improving outcomes on the foundation of four core values: Respect, Collaboration, Innovation, and Empowerment. Chairman and CEO Mike Lewis stated: ‘I am inspired every day by the dedication, hard work, and compassion of our employees, and it is an incredible honor that their feedback and positive experiences as part of the Residential team have led to our fifth consecutive Top Workplace designation. We continuously look for ways to improve – fostering our company culture, bettering patient outcomes, striving for meaningful interactions with patients, their families, and our partners in the community – we know this is the only way to provide ever-better care.’

The entire list of Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces for 2015 can be viewed by visiting http://www.topworkplaces.com.

About Residential Healthcare Group

Residential Home Health (www.residentialhomehealth.com)

Residential Home Health has been a leading provider of in-home nursing and therapy services throughout Michigan since 2001 and in northeastern Illinois since 2009. Residential is an ACHC-accredited agency and has developed a number of innovative, evidence-based clinical programs to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, particularly for chronically ill patients. Residential Home Health has been named a Top 100 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past five years and has received the coveted HomeCare EliteTM designation in seven of the past ten years.

Residential Hospice (www.residentialhospice.com)

Residential Hospice provides the full spectrum of hospice care in a variety of settings, including patients’ homes, nursing facilities, and hospitals. Residential Hospice is dedicated to providing the exceptional care patients need to maintain their personal dignity, safety, and quality of life. Residential Hospice is a CHAP-accredited agency and has been named a Detroit Free Press Top 100 Michigan Workplace for the past three years.

About Graham Holdings Company (www.ghco.com)

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and custom manufacturing. The Company owns Kaplan, a leading global provider of educational services; Graham Media Group (WDIV–Detroit, KPRC–Houston, WKMG–Orlando, KSAT–San Antonio, WJXT–Jacksonville); The Slate Group (Slate and Panoply); and Foreign Policy. The Company also owns Trove, a social news aggregator; SocialCode, a leading social marketing solutions company; Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group, home health and hospice providers; Joyce/Dayton Corp., a manufacturer of screw jacks, linear actuators and lifting systems; and Forney Corporation, a manufacturer of burners, igniters, dampers and controls for combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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