Craig Hospital, headquartered in Englewood, Colo, was ranked third among Denver’s large employers in the first annual Denver Post “Top Work Places,” according to a recent news release. The award to Craig Hospital also included a special recognition for “meaningfulness.”

The news release reports that the Denver Post’s rankings were established through employee surveys and additional elements, which included a measurement of company leadership, appreciation of workers, direction, values and ethics, competence of management, encouragement of ideas, and compensation and benefits. Companies were separated into large, midsize, and small employers. 

Mike Fordyce, Craig Hospital president and CEO, notes that the survey reinforces a key understanding that exists among the culture of Craig Hospital, “the patients are why we are here—our work is about helping others, and is the most meaningful thing.”

Stacey Abel, Craig Hospital’s director of human resources echoes Fordyce’s sentiment and adds, “We are proud of the culture we have created at Craig and of the patients and families with catastrophic injuries we are privileged to serve.”

Past awards for Craig Hospital include its 2011 ranking in the Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospitals by US News and World Report and Colorado’s Outstanding Non-Profit Company by the El Pomar Foundation in 2010. 

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Source: Craig Hospital