Laurel Health Care Company, operator of The Laurels of Toledo and a national provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, sub-acute, and assisted-living services, is proud to announce it has earned certification as a Great Place to Work® for 2020.
The certification process, conducted through Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate, Activated Insights, considered more than 3,500 employee surveys from across all locations nationwide. The team at Activated Insights, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of employee experience on the job, including employee pride in community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.
“All of us at Laurel Health Care Company are thrilled to earn recognition as a Great Place to Work®,” says Mohammed Qazi, president and CEO of Laurel Health Care Company. “The feedback we received from over 3,500 surveys has overwhelmingly revealed our employees take pride in their work, feel safe and respected in the workplace, and are treated fairly regardless of their background. Our employees’ responses and comments will be invaluable to our leadership team as we continue to build and sustain a great culture at all of our locations.”
Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, says, “We applaud Laurel Health Care Company for seeking out employee opinion and congratulate them on their certification. These ratings measure the company’s capacity to earn its employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”
Licensed physical therapy assistant (LPTA) LeeAnn Thomas can attest from personal experience that Laurel Health Care Company is indeed a great place to work. Thomas joined the rehab team at The Laurels of Toledo about a year and a half ago and has been impressed with the facility and its staff ever since. “I was looking for contingent work and proactively applied at The Laurels of Toledo without knowing whether they were hiring or not. Fortunately they took me on,” she recalls. “I liked it so much and it worked out very well for The Laurels, so in less than six months from the time I was hired, I became a permanent part-time employee.”
What struck Thomas right away was the dedication and spirit of the Laurels of Toledo staff. “From the administration to the supervisory team to the nursing staff, everyone here is enthusiastic and caring and puts the patients and residents first. We’re all here to serve them, and we’re there for each other,” she says.
Thomas is especially proud to be part of the rehab team at The Laurels of Toledo and describes her coworkers as highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals who are always learning from one another. “We have physical, occupational, and speech therapists, so there are great opportunities to learn from each other’s disciplines and make referrals to one another,” she says. “The team is also very innovative. We even have one person who’s trained in Tai Chi and incorporates elements of that discipline into his programs, so he’s really branched out into the area of alternative healing.”
Asked to describe the most rewarding aspect of her work at The Laurels of Toledo, Thomas points to the transformation she sees in patients as they progress through rehab. “When people arrive here, they’re often in a very sick, very debilitated state, and at first they aren’t sure how they’re going to recover. But as they work through their program, you start to see this amazing recovery taking place at every level—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. A big part of that can be attributed to the patient’s dedication and commitment, but I believe it’s also due to the compassionate care we provide. We treat all our patients as we would our own families, with a spirit of loving service,” she states.
Laurel Health Care Company employs approximately 5,500 associates in five states—Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia. Its 46 locations offer a variety of career opportunities, from nursing and nursing assistants, to maintenance and food service.
To learn more about employment opportunities with The Laurels, visit the company on Indeed at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Laurel-Health-Care-Company. ❦