Hospice of Chattanooga Certified as a Great Place to Work

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (June 27, 2018) — Great Place to Work Institute has certified Hospice of Chattanooga as a “Great Place to Work” based on employee surveys received from Hospice of Chattanooga’s eight locations throughout southeastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their works 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.

Hospice employees report that they have a special connection with the organization’s mission and values and they have great pride for doing this work in the community. According to surveys, more than 90 percent of employees said their jobs had special meaning and they felt good about the way they contribute to the community.

“For 37 years Hospice of Chattanooga has been firmly committed to a core mission of setting the standard for end-of-life care in the communities we serve,” said Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga. “We are honored to be chosen to care for the people in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.”

The organization cites several employee programs which captures what makes it a unique workplace, including employee appreciation events, wellness incentives, anniversary awards, referral bonuses, and professional development support. Hospice offers flexible schedules, job sharing, compressed work weeks, and telecommute options as ways to help its employees balance life and work.

Among its numerous services to the larger community are Kangaroo Kidz, which seeks to enhance the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses; Healing Hearts Family Nights, which offer healing to family groups freely and open to the Chattanooga community; bereavement camps; and community memorial services.

“We applaud Hospice of Chattanooga for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate, Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”

About Hospice of Chattanooga

Founded in 1980, Hospice of Chattanooga offers a variety of family-focused services that seek to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during their end-of-life journey, and to support their loved ones through the process and beyond. Chattanooga’s first and longest-running hospice organization also offers palliative care services for those facing a serious illness and special programs for children facing life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice of Chattanooga serves people in 18 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia through eight locations in Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland, Dayton, Jasper and Rossville. More information is available at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org or by calling (423) 892-4289.

We applaud Hospice of Chattanooga for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback.

Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate, Activated Insights


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