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Kesha Yagnik
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CHI Health Care Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices
Receives prestigious When Work Works Award

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (May, 19, 2017) – CHI Health Care has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces.

The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. The award goes beyond work-life programs and includes initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.

“Working with patients in primary health care is one of the more challenging work environments in America today.  CHI Health Care opened its doors in 2012  with a commitment to engage and motivate our staff to both lead our patients toward better health and be examples of health ourselves.  Our team is a purpose driven and diverse mix of individuals from various backgrounds, working to provide the best possible patient care while collaborating to support and learn from each other.   Workplace flexibility is at the core of our model as a nonprofit and keeps our patients and employees at the center of our consciousness. We offer employee wellness programs, perks including standing desks and yoga classes, as well as leave policies and work schedules that help support a good work-life balance.” said David Fogel, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CHI Health Care.
In applying for the award, CHI Health Care was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
“Considering that 78 percent of employers report difficulty recruiting employees for highly skilled jobs and 38 percent report difficulty recruiting for entry-level hourly jobs, When Work Works Award winners have leveraged this recognition opportunity to distinguish themselves as exemplary employers that offer new or enhanced options that help them attract and retain top talent,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of the Families and Work Institute, the original creator of this award, and senior research advisor at SHRM.

“These winners have reinvented their workplaces in ways that benefit business and employees alike and are reaping the benefits in terms of employee job satisfaction and retention,” said Cassidy Solis, senior advisor, workplace flexibility, at SHRM.

The award is earned after a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of its employees.

To learn more about the awards, view an interactive map that lists winning organizations by state and a list of winners by name.

Additional information about the When Work Works Award and the When Work Works initiative is available online.

Media: For details and to request an interview, contact Kesha Yagnik at kyagnik@caseyhealth.org or (301) 355-2020.

About CHI Health Care
CHI Health Care is passionate about helping individuals improve their quality of life through integrative health paired with complementary therapies and wellness services. Our experienced physicians, practitioners and wellness coaches specialize in a wide range of therapies that include integrative primary care, nutrition, stress management, yoga therapy, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, behavioral health, massage therapy and more. Integrated into all of our personalized treatments, these wellness-centered services are designed to heal and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit of each individual, while enhancing quality of life and helping to achieve personal health goals.

Working together in a collaborative environment, our team of experienced providers delivers the best possible care to each patient. Our goal is to enhance the overall continuum of care available, to empower individuals to be involved in managing their health care, and impart a better quality of life. Together, our physicians and other providers maintain constant communication about our patient’s specific treatment plans and ongoing progress, and we place our patients first.

About When Work Works
When Work Works is a national initiative led by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious annual When Work Works Award, which recognizes exemplary employers for creating effective workplaces to increase business and employee success. Visit www.whenworkworks.org and follow us on Twitter @WhenWorkWorks.