Wartburg Certified as a Great Place to Work®
[Mount Vernon, New York] – Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights have honored Wartburg with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process involved surveying 100% of employees from all across Wartburg’s care services and evaluating more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s 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.
Says President and CEO David J. Gentner, Ed.D. “We’re proud that we are recognized for being a great place to work. Our rich history of diversity, hard work, and economic vitality helps make us who we are.”
Recently, Wartburg held an Employee Appreciation luncheon where employees were honored for years of service to Wartburg. There are over 300 employees at Wartburg, providing care and support to hundreds of Seniors and their families. At the Employee Appreciation, 80 employees were recognized for 5, 10, and 25 years of service. Their combined years of service of this group totaling 975 years.
Wartburg employees have also been locally and nationally recognized. Carmen Graham, LPN, a nurse in the Skilled Nursing division of Wartburg Senior Living and Healthcare, was surprised with the hospital’s first-ever international Daisy Award. The Daisy Award recognizes the skillful and compassionate care nurses provide. Virgie Valentin, Director of Nursing, received the Hudson Valley Magazine 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award.
Says Vice President of Human Resources Dorothea Bell, “Here at Wartburg, we know that our employees are our most valued asset. As we reposition ourselves from the post COVID-19 experience. We are committed to maintaining an environment for our staff that sets the stage for employment longevity, optimizes and engages staff to reach their fullest potential. We are proud of our staff and the great work that they do. Congratulations Wartburg.”
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the tenth consecutive year in 2021.