Ecumen Among State’s Top Workplaces 18 Oct 13

(Hutchinson, October 17, 2013) – Ecumen Oaks & Pines, along with other Ecumen communities, has been named one of Minnesota’s Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal for the eighth time.

 Ecumen is one of 55 companies that received the honor, out of about 200 companies that were vying for the award.  Ecumen was honored in the large-company category along with organizations such as U. S. Bancorp, Ameriprise and Comcast. Rankings are based on employee surveys in a variety of categories such as work environment, teamwork, embracing innovation, people practices and personal growth and development.

 “It is especially rewarding to be named a best workplace eight times,” said Robin Dunbar, Ecumen’s vice president of human resources. “This is a tribute to the dedication of our employees and to the importance of our culture, which is all about innovation, empowerment and honor.”

 “We’re very fortunate at Ecumen Oaks & Pines to attract talented people in the community who want to work with us and make lives better,” said Berit Spors, Housing Manager. “Empowering our employees in turn empowers the people we serve.  It’s a dynamic combination.”

 Ecumen Oaks & Pines employs 44 people locally, and Ecumen employs nearly 4,000 people, primarily in Minnesota. Ecumen also operates in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska, Tennessee and Idaho, serving more than 10,000 seniors.

Employees at Ecumen Oaks & Pines celebrate receiving the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “Best Places to Work” award for the eighth time. The award was given to Ecumen and its family of senior housing and services providers, which includes Ecumen Oaks & Pines.