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November 6, 2013

WesleyLife earns Top Workplace in State recognition

The Des Moines Register announced the Top 100 Workplaces in the state of Iowa—WesleyLife made the exclusive listing. Hearthstone, located in Pella, is a WesleyLife community. The organization also offers home care, hospice and adult day services which focus on the health and well-being of older adults in Pella.

The Top Workplaces program, run by Workplace Dynamics, is set-up to recognize organizations that have a great work environment in the state of Iowa. The evaluation, conducted through a 22-question survey, is based purely on employees’ opinions of their organizations.

“The Top 100 Workplaces recognition confirms what we know already, our culture is key and our team members are vital to transforming the aging experience,” says Nancy Hamilton, Hearthstone Executive Director. “At Hearthstone and WesleyLife, our culture doesn’t just reflect what we do-it defines who we are. It’s our way of life.”

The evaluation takes into account employee benefits, support of the local community, employee perks, and the strong connection between employees and the company. Most importantly, a top workplace is an organization where the employees feel inspired and are given the room to create innovative work. The WesleyLife culture reflects a spirit for living and passion for transforming the aging experience. WesleyLife leaders are meticulous about surrounding themselves with high-energy team members who have similar core beliefs, values and attributes.

“Having top talent and teams is critical to WesleyLife’s achievement of our vision—to transform the aging experience,” says Kristy Van Der Wiel, WesleyLife Vice President of People and Culture. “These survey results will guide our efforts to continue to attract, develop motivate and retain the best team members.”

WesleyLife currently has more than 1,200 passionate team members located throughout the state of Iowa. To learn more, visit www.wesleylife.org/top100.

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