Maplewood Nursing Home has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. 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.”

“It is a humbling accomplishment when teammates rate the company where they work highly,” says Greg Chambery, Maplewood Administrator.  “No company or job is ever perfect.  Smart employers spend time promoting a supportive environment where each member of the staff knows what is expected of them and is recognized for their contributions.  As more attention is paid to this activity, it can make a big difference in levels of satisfaction with the company.  At Maplewood we make this a high priority every day and we see the benefits of following this path. I am proud that our Maplewood staff has once again helped our facility achieve a place on the D&C Best Places to Work List for 2017. This is a well-deserved designation that can only be accomplished by teamwork and a unique sense of attention to what’s important each day.  I would like to thank one and all for making this happen.”