News - June 17, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Bement | C: 703.915.5830
(Alexandria, VA) June 17, 2022 – Goodwin Living™ has been named one of the top 10 organizations in The Washington Post 2022 Top Workplaces in the Greater Washington Area, and ranked No. 5 in the large company category on the list of organizations receiving a Top Workplace designation. Goodwin Living has now achieved a Washington Post Top Workplace ranking for all four consecutive years in which it has competed for this honor.
Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, engagement and leadership. For the 2022 survey, more than 65,000 employees of Washington, D.C.-area organizations shared their feedback through the survey.
This is the first year that Goodwin Living also received an Energage Top Workplace USA national award. Less than 3% of eligible organizations win a national Top Workplaces award. The Top Workplaces USA national award is open to organizations with 150 or more U.S. employees. Nominated companies are evaluated based on results from Energage’s anonymous, research-based employee engagement survey that is powered by findings from 15 years of research and data from more than 23 million employees across 70,000 organizations. A list of all 2022 Top Workplaces USA recipients, including the top 50 in each size band, can be found at: https://topworkplaces.com/award/top-workplaces-usa/2022/.
“The companies recognized as Top Workplaces have high performance, people-first cultures,” said Greg Barnett, Ph.D., Chief People Scientist at Energage. “These companies are successful because they put their people at the center of all they do. By prioritizing the employee experience, they are known to out-produce, out-innovate and out-deliver the competition.”
“It is an incredible honor to be the No. 5 2022 Washington Post Top Workplace, to be recognized for all four years in which we’ve participated in this esteemed workplace ranking and to achieve a national top workplace ranking for the first time,” said Rob Liebreich, Goodwin Living President and CEO. “This ranking is a tribute to the nearly 1,000 team members who support, honor and uplift the lives of more than 2,300 older adults across the National Capital Region every day.”
Goodwin Living is a leader in the senior living and healthcare services industry through its two Life Plan Communities – both of which include nursing care centers that are five-star rated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – its age in place program, Goodwin Living at Home, and its Medicare-certified Goodwin Home Health service and Goodwin Hospice program. In addition, Goodwin Living serves more than 6,000 older adults across the U.S. with its StrongerMemory brain health program, available at no cost through the support of the Goodwin Living Foundation.
Goodwin Living employs nearly 1,000 individuals who represent more than 65 different countries. Goodwin Living provides its team members with full health care benefits, tuition support and student loan repayment for vocational training as well as college and graduate degrees. In 2018, Goodwin Living and the Goodwin Living Foundation created a U.S. citizenship program that provides grants to cover the cost of citizenship application fees for team members plus one family member. The program also provides tutoring and mentoring to support them as they prepare for their citizenship interviews and exams. In 2022, Goodwin Living published and shared “A Guide to Establishing a U.S. Citizenship Program for Employees” with organizations around the country to address the nation’s staffing shortages in senior living and health care services. To date, Goodwin Living and the Goodwin Living Foundation have supported the citizenship fees for more than 100 employees and more than $400,000 in tuition assistance.
With a deep commitment to growing our nation’s senior living workforce, Goodwin Living provides over 15,000 hours of annual clinical education to students pursuing careers in healthcare with a focus on serving older adults. Goodwin Living also partners with a wide range of regional universities for internships and degree coursework, including Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, Mary Washington University, the University of Maryland Global Campus and Georgetown University.
In 2022, Goodwin Living announced its partnership with the George Washington University School of Nursing to advance GW’s Center for Aging, Health and Humanities strategic initiatives, including the Age-Friendly Health Systems and Age-Friendly Cities Initiatives. The partnership grew educational programs within GW’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Health Sciences to expand on the rotation of Geriatric, Hospice and Palliative Medicine medical fellows, and it established the Goodwin Living senior living communities and community-based service lines as clinical sites for nurse practitioners for the GW School of Nursing in Spring 2022.
The Washington Post hosted an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 16 to recognize the top-ranked companies in the Greater Washington Area. For more about The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and to see the full list of this year’s honorees, visit https://topworkplaces.com/award/washington/2022/.
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About Goodwin Living™ (goodwinliving.org): Goodwin Living™ touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its range of senior living communities, specialized healthcare services, community partnerships and philanthropic endeavors. With a mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of others (specifically older adults and those who care for them), Goodwin Living leads the way in expanding the places and ways we can all thrive and find purpose as we age. Older adults will discover options that meet them where they want to be, and those options are managed and provided by team members who represent more than 60 countries. Goodwin Living is a Washington Post Top Workplace for four consecutive years, from 2019 to 2022. Get more information at GoodwinLiving.org or by following Goodwin Living on Facebook and LinkedIn.