TROY, MI, November 28, 2016 — Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Troy, MI-based providers of home skilled healthcare and hospice services and subsidiaries of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), together have been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Detroit Free Press. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Residential has been named a Top Workplace, a standalone achievement among Michigan healthcare providers. Residential is also pleased and proud to once again rank as the top healthcare employer in the ‘Large’ category (500+ employees).
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, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
‘The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,’ says 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 adds, ‘Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.’
David Curtis, President of Residential Home Health, attributes Residential’s repeat success to the feedback provided by its employees through the annual survey. 'We value participating in The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces program annually,’ says Curtis, stating that Residential leadership uses these responses to manage and improve operations, providing employees with the necessary tools and support to offer great service and care to all the organizations’ constituents and patients. Curtis continues, ‘Earning Top Workplace designation for six consecutive years and being the top large healthcare employer in Michigan for the last four years is a testament to the commitment and teamwork of everyone at Residential. We will not rest on these laurels, and we are committed to ongoing efforts to make Residential a great place to work.’
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 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past six years and has received the coveted HomeCare Elite® designation in eight of the past eleven 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 an ACHC-accredited agency and has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press 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 operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and 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, and SocialNewsDesk); The Slate Group (Slate and Panoply); and Foreign Policy. The Company also owns SocialCode, a leading social marketing solutions company; Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group, home health and hospice providers; Group Dekko, a manufacturer of electrical solutions for workspace power solutions, architectural lighting, electrical components and assemblies; 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.