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Masonic Communities makes Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 28, 2018) – Masonic Communities Kentucky is ranked at number 32 in Fortune Magazine first-ever Best Workplaces for Aging Services list, and is the only Kentucky-based employer in the state to earn a spot.

This was the first year Fortune Magazine included an aging services list in its best workplace publication. The applicants for the inaugural list spanned the aging care continuum and included independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, home health and others. To compile the list, Fortune research partner Great Place to Work analyzed survey results from more than 162,000 employees from around the country.

To be eligible for consideration, a company must have at least 55 percent of employees fill out a digitally-administered anonymous survey over a two-week period. Sixty-five percent of Masonic Communities employees responded to the survey, representing all three campuses. According to the employee data, 85 percent of the team members working across all disciplines who responded to the survey say that their workplace is great, and 91 percent feel pride in what they and the organization accomplish. The overwhelmingly positive survey results earned Masonic Communities the Great Place to Work® certification this summer, which is the main requirement to be considered for the Fortune Magazine list. Read the full report here.

“This is a very proud accomplishment for Masonic Communities Kentucky, and one we’ve worked very hard to achieve,” said Trasee Whitaker, Chief Human Resource Officer at Masonic Communities Kentucky. “Earning a place on this list shows the world what we already know: Our employees have a lot of pride and passion, and they’re the ones who make us successful.”

Masonic Communities’ exceptional growth programs are one of the key facilitators of employee happiness and company culture. In 2017 Masonic Communities began a Remarkable Leadership series composed of six courses that help managers understand how to manage employee expectations, mentor employees to become future leaders and more. In February, the Women In Leadership program was also launched. The inaugural class of 30 women graduated from the program in August.

While the survey results were spectacular, some feedback was also the catalyst for company-wide changes. The most important change is that employees will be invited to be involved at the ground level in strategic planning. “We want everyone to know what we are we doing and how they can support that, or hear what ideas they might have that can make it better,” said Whitaker.

“We’re proud to be recognized for our positive workplace environment,” said J Scott Judy, interim CEO of Masonic Communities. “We strive to make Masonic Communities a great place for our team members, whether through scholarship programs, leadership programs, continuing education opportunities, wellness opportunities, and more.”

Founded in 1867, Masonic Communities Kentucky aging care services include independent living, assisted living, personal care, rehabilitation therapies, memory care, skilled nursing care, home care, dialysis medical clinic and child development. It owns and operates campuses in Louisville, Shelbyville and Northern Kentucky. For more information, visit www.masoniccommunitiesky.com.