Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living ranks 92 on the annual Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the company announced Tuesday. The organization is the only senior living company to make the list.
Great Place to Work compiled the list by analyzing survey responses of more than half a million employees who work for Great Place To Work-certified companies with at least 1,000 workers. The survey contained 60 employee experience questions that make up the Great Place To Work Trust Index. Companies also submitted essays about their workplace benefits and employee support programs, which were validated against employee survey data.
“Brightview has long operated with a people-first mentality, knowing that engaged and fulfilled associates create engaging, vibrant communities for our residents and families,” Brightview President and CEO Doug Dollenberg said. “This honor celebrates the work of every one of our 5,000+ associates and validates the benefits of Brightview’s associate-focused culture.”
Brightview builds, owns and operates senior living communities in eight states: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. The company offers independent living, assisted Living, enhanced assisted living care and Wellspring Village, a specialized neighborhood for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
“It’s in times like these that the best workplaces separate themselves,” Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work, said in a statement. “In a challenging economy, many companies reduce investments in their people and scale back goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. But these companies, the 100 Best, relentlessly pursue a better work experience for every employee, and if anything, double down on the employee experience regardless of title, tenure, gender, or ethnicity. These companies know this is how you increase performance, productivity and your innovation velocity when your firm needs it the most.”
In December, Dollenberg told the McKnight’s Business Daily that Brightview had raised $202 million in a new fund that the company will use to develop eight or nine new senior living communities over the next three years. It is the company’s eighth private investment fund.
“It has been our strategy for the last 25 years to use these private investment funds to fuel our development and our growth. This is a continuation of that strategy,” he said at the time. “We’re thinking about growth. We’re focused on growth because we’re feeling good about the industry overall and we’re feeling good about Brightview’s brand and our positioning in the market.”