Harden Healthcare Honored as a Top Workplace in the Greater Austin Area

Austin American-Statesman Recognizes Harden Based on Employee Feedback

Dec 20, 2011, 11:10 ET from Harden Healthcare

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harden Healthcare, an Austin-based senior healthcare services provider with operations in 14 states, is proud to announce that it has been named a "Top Workplace of Greater Austin 2011" by the Austin American-Statesman. Workers were asked to rate their employers on six key workplace issues, including company direction, company communication, opportunities for career advancement and training, workplace atmosphere and environment, management quality and employee compensation.

"What makes this award so near and dear to my heart is that it came directly from our employees, who we refer to as associates," Lew Little, chief executive officer of Harden Healthcare, said. "Harden's corporate culture, including associates' job satisfaction, is very important to us. We are able to provide the best possible care for our patients because our associates at every level look forward to each day with a sense of pride and purpose."

The Austin-American Statesman partnered with Workplace Dynamics, a Pa.-based company with expertise in employee surveys, to identify the top workplaces in the six-county Austin area. Nearly 150 companies were surveyed and of the 85 awarded a top workplace distinction, only 10 came from the large employer category.

Survey results showed that Harden associates feel they have a good work/life balance and are part of a meaningful organization. Additionally, associates expressed that managers not only listen but also help them grow and learn. Happiness with career opportunities at Harden also ranked high on the employee surveys.

Harden Healthcare provides a continuum of care with services including home health, hospice care, assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The Harden family of companies serves nearly 40,000 patients a day. For more information about Harden, visit www.hardenhealthcare.com.

About Harden Healthcare
Based in Austin, Texas, Harden Healthcare is a leading senior healthcare services provider. With services including home health, hospice care, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, Harden serves the entire post-acute continuum of care. The company strives to provide the best care for its patients, and a sense of pride and purpose for its associates. Today, Harden's family of companies serves almost 40,000 patients a day in 14 states.

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