News - June 24, 2019
Alexandria, VA – Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2019 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area, and ranked 7th on the list of organizations receiving a Top Workplace designation. 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, execution, and connection. Of the 347 employers that participated in the survey, fewer than half – 152 – received the designation. This year’s list honors government contractors, law firms, nonprofits, schools and businesses.
“Now in its sixth year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to reflect companies in the region that cultivate a connection with their workforce,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “It’s clear from the survey that these organizations share a commitment to providing support and an environment that makes employees feel valued and respected.”
“The Goodwin House mission is focused on those we serve and those who serve,” said Kathleen S. Anderson, President & CEO. “It is a tremendous honor to be a 2019 Washington Post top workplace and a double honor that our diverse and engaged employees are so positive and passionate about our culture and mission to support, honor and uplift older adults and those who serve them.”
GHI is the 22nd largest employer in Alexandria according to the Virginia Employment Commission, and is a leader in aging services across the region. Hallmarks of GHI as an employer are its commitments to workforce diversity and employee development and programming. GHI employs 890 employees who represent 60 nationalities, ranging in age from 17 to 79. In 2018-19, GHI supported the citizenship fees for 28 employees and close to $200,000 in tuition assistance.
The Washington Post hosted an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 20 to recognize the top-ranked companies. For more about The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and to see the full list of this year’s honorees, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/business/top-workplaces/.
Celebrating 52 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The strength of GHI begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its reputation as a trusted partner and innovator in reimagining aging.
The growing family of GHI services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County; an innovative living at home life care and services program—Goodwin House at Home; a Medicare certified Palliative Care and Hospice program available to adults throughout Northern Virginia; and the Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with progressive models of long-term care, skilled nursing and memory care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to programs that develop GHI employees and promote well-being and vibrant living as we age.
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Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as Workplace Dynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.