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Top Workplace 2nd Year in a Row

Norwich, CT – September 22 – Center for Hospice Care is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the second year in a row as one of The Hartford Courant Top Workplaces.  The organization also received an additional award for Outstanding Ethics.

Our distinction as a Top Workplace is based solely on employee feedback. An employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States.  Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. In our surrounding 4 counties, 987 organizations were nominated and only 60 were chosen to receive the Top Workplace award.

Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut has been the only community-based nonprofit hospice program in Eastern Connecticut.  We have served more than 11,500 patients and their families.  We are the largest hospice in the region and the only hospice that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families including extended group and individual Bereavement Counseling to anyone in the community who needs it, free of charge.  Our 100 experienced staff and over 140 trained volunteers provide expert hospice and palliative care that enables our patients to and their families to optimize quality of life together.

Center for Hospice Care was designated as a Top Workplace because of our outstanding staff.  Our staff is unified in a common mission: to provide the very best care for those in our community facing a terminal illness and the death of a loved one.  In striving to fulfill our mission we are committed to serving all of the people in our care with respect and compassion.

Center for Hospice Care is not just a place where you go for a job; it takes special people to do such special work.  Working in interdisciplinary teams of professionals, every team member matters in the care of our patients and their families.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a terrific team.

“It is an honor to receive these 2 awards,” said Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care. “It’s important to Center for Hospice Care because they validate what each of our staff feels about what we do and how we do it.  Above all it is a tribute to the excellence and dedication of our staff; as a community of professionals, each with unique and specialized skills, together we achieve more. We believe it signifies that our staff feels themselves treated with the same respect, compassion and mutual appreciation as we collectively treat our patients and their families.”

The Hartford Courant published the complete list of Top Workplaces on September 20th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

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Posted on September 21, 2015

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