SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCare Chairman and CEO, Peter Burki, was honored at this year's Families and Work Institute annual gala, an event celebrating individuals who lead the way to a better understanding of how work and life can more seamlessly integrate. Burki was presented with the 2015 Work Life Legacy Award to acknowledge his groundbreaking efforts as an outstanding work-life thought leader throughout his career.
Peter Burki and his partners, John Place and Jeffrey Burki, launched LifeCare in 1984. He has dedicated the last three decades to helping working Americans with all of their work-life needs. Today, LifeCare is the leader in productivity and employee loyalty solutions.
"When we started out, we saw the mindset of corporate America was that work came first, and everything else, especially your personal life, took a back seat," said Burki. "We empower people to lead better and healthier lives by providing them with the information, resources and tools they need to succeed in life, both at home and at work. And, to me, that is what defines our success."
Constantly innovating and raising the bar on quality, LifeCare developed the single-source service model, was the first provider to integrate work-life services with EAPs and the first to launch a work-life balance website and online Discount Center for their members. Looking to the future, LifeCare continues to introduce new and improved service delivery models that are leading-edge in the industry.
"We want to recognize those whose vision about how we live and work is matched by rigor in understanding the forces at play in achieving that vision," said Ellen Galinsky, the Institute's president. "Burki has created the single source model of child care resource and referral which has become the standard of quality today, and he has continued to offer personal and innovative service through technology and high touch methods."
Headquartered in Shelton, CT, LifeCare provides employer-sponsored work-life benefits to 61,000 clients, including Fortune 500 companies and large branches of the federal government, representing 100 million members nationwide. LifeCare provides a full suite of work-life solutions that save members time with personal life needs such as child and elder care, legal and financial issues, health and everyday responsibilities. LifeCare also operates LifeMart, an online discount website, providing real savings on real life needs.