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Press Release: LeadingAge Ohio Honors Members Receiving Employer of Choice Designation for Workforce Excellence

COLUMBUSLeadingAge Ohio is proud to announce its members who have received an Employer of Choice designation through the 2019-2020 LeadingAge Ohio Employer of Choice program. 23 organizations statewide within LeadingAge Ohio’s over 400 members received a gold, silver, or bronze designation in this third year of the Employer of Choice program. All recipients were recognized during LeadingAge Ohio’s 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show in August in Columbus.

“Through LeadingAge Ohio’s Employer of Choice program, members can demonstrate that they strive not just to be residences or providers of choice, but to be employers of choice as well,” said LeadingAge Ohio President & CEO Kathryn Brod. “The Employer of Choice designation recognizes our members that are making strides to distinguish their organizations from competitors on metrics related to employee satisfaction, staffing-related outcomes, and other measures of workplace excellence.”

The full list of 23 organizations being honored as Employers of Choice is listed below.

2019-2020 Employer of Choice Gold Level
Otterbein SeniorLife St. Marys (St. Marys)

2019-2020 Employer of Choice Silver Level
Jennings (Garfield Heights)

Kendal at Oberlin (Oberlin)

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Greater Toledo (Toledo)

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Greater Youngstown (Canfield)

Ohio Living Home Health Greater Dayton  (Sidney)

Twin Lakes Senior Living Community (Montgomery)

2019-2020 Employer of Choice Bronze Level
Bethany Village/Graceworks (Centerville)

Genacross Lutheran Services Napoleon Campus (Napoleon)

National Church Residences Bristol Healthcare (Waverly)

National Church Residences Chillicothe (Chillicothe)

National Church Residences Legacy Village (Xenia)

Ohio Living Dorothy Love (Sidney)

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Greater Akron (Fairlawn)

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Greater Cincinnati (Monroe)

Ohio Living Mount Pleasant (Monroe)

Otterbein SeniorLife Cridersville (Cridersville)

Otterbein SeniorLife Marblehead (Marblehead)

Otterbein SeniorLife Monclova (Monclova)

Otterbein SeniorLife Pemberville (Pemberville)

Otterbein SeniorLife Perrysburg (Perrysburg)

Otterbein SeniorLife Union Township (Union Township)

Valley Hospice (Rayland)


Employers of Choice must explain how they create a high performance culture, demonstrate community engagement, and build leadership effectiveness and stability. In addition, criteria for evaluation include measuring:

  • Employee engagement;
  • Resident satisfaction;
  • 90-Day Turnover;
  • Annual employee retention;
  • Financial strength;
  • and more.

LeadingAge Ohio has worked aggressively to mitigate the effects of a statewide workforce crisis in aging services. Organizations who go above and beyond to recruit, retain, and support their team members are making a difference in ensuring that Ohio’s rapidly growing population of older adults have adequate services and supports.

For more information on LeadingAge Ohio’s Employer of Choice program, please visit the LeadingAge Ohio website.

Founded in 1937, LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit organization that represents over 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. The continuum of care reflected by the member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans daily and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.

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